Cost and Optimization in Government

Cost and Optimization in Government

by Aman Khan
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ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

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Cost and Optimization in Government

Responding to a critical need in government for ways to manage costs better and improve productivity, The author gives practitioners and advanced students of public administration not just the statistical methods they require but also the hands-on skills they need and will use daily. His book introduces cost and management accounting, shows how to use decision-making tools in solid problem-solving situations, and lays out measures to help manage an organization's productivity. Also covered are such topics as cost estimation, benefit-cost analysis, simulation, inventory analysis, network modeling, mathematical programming, game theory, and more. The result is a readable and focused resource that facilitates the reader's grasp of two of the most critical elements in the successful operation of any organization: cost and optimization.

The book is organized in three parts. Part I deals with costs in government and emphasizes cost behavior, cost analysis, and cost accounting. Part II treats basic optimization techniques that are useful in cost management. Included are classical optimization, network analysis, mathematical programming, and games and decisions. In Part III the author deals with special cases in cost and optimization, particularly multivariate analysis, productivity management, and some related topics in general management. The book succeeds in presenting these complex issues clearly and in an accessible manner, and adds examples from public sector experience which will resonate with practitioners and students alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781567200423
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/28/2000
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.06(d)
Lexile: 1420L (what's this?)

Table of Contents


Costs in Government

Basic Cost Concepts

Cost Behavior

Cost Analysis

Cost Accounting

Optimization in Government

Classical Optimization

Network Analysis

Mathematical Programming

Games and Decisions

Special Cases in Costs and Optimization

Multicriteria Analysis

Productivity Measurement

Quality Control

Related Topics

Selected Bibliography


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