Managerial Uses of Accounting Information / Edition 2

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The second edition of Dr. Demski’s book reflects his experiences teaching undergraduates, masters and doctoral students. He emphasizes economic fundamentals as the guiding foundation coupled with an artful application of those fundamentals. This applies to product costing, decision making and evaluation art. Dr. Demski has also removed a great deal of traditional minutiae, in order to keep this theme in constant focus. This thematic approach, in his experience, works in dramatic fashion, and stands in sharp contrast to more traditional presentations of this material. The book is not only for use as a textbook but also as a reference book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387774503
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 7/7/2008
  • Series: Springer Series in Accounting Scholarship, #4
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 2008
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Demski has focused on disclosure incentives and optimal contracting. Professor Demski has served on the faculty of Columbia University (1967 - 68), Stanford University (1968 - 1985), and Yale University (1985 - 1994). He has been recognized a number of times for Outstanding Research and Education and received an AAA Seminal Contribution Award in 1994. Professor Demski is noted as one of the most widely published authors in the field with over eighty articles published.

Honors and Grants: Honorary Doctorate, Odense University, 1994; AAA Seminal Contribution Award, 1994; Elm-lvy Award, 1989; AAA Outstanding Educator Award, 1986;AICPA Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Accounting Literature, 1967 and 1970; Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Literature Award, 1996; University of Florida Foundation Research Professorship (2000, 2002); Accounting Hall of Fame, 2000; President, American Accounting Association, 2001-2001.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Classical Foundations 9
Ch. 3 Financial Reporting Influences 33
Ch. 4 Economic Behavior Under Uncertainty 57
Ch. 5 Product Costing 79
Ch. 6 Product Costing: Heterogenous Products 107
Ch. 7 Standard Product Costs 135
Ch. 8 Joint Costs and Cost Allocation 169
Ch. 9 Alternative Costing Environments 201
Ch. 10 Library Integrity: Internal Control 231
Ch. 11 Framing Decisions 259
Ch. 12 Applications of the Framing Principles 281
Ch. 13 Extraction from the Accounting Library 307
Ch. 14 Large Versus Small Decisions: Short-Run 341
Ch. 15 Large Versus Small Decisions: Long-Run 373
Ch. 16 Competitive Response 401
Ch. 17 Library Procedures for Performance Evaluation 431
Ch. 18 Managerial Performance Evaluation 463
Ch. 19 Evaluation Based on Controllable Performance 493
Ch. 20 Responsibility Accounting 519
Ch. 21 Communication and Budget Participation 545
Ch. 22 Coordination 569
Ch. 23 Interdivision Coordination 597
Ch. 24 A Dynamic Perspective 627
References 641
Author Index 649
Subject Index 651
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