Contemporary Issues In Management Accounting

Paperback | March 9, 2006

EditorAlnoor Bhimani

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Over the past decade, management accounting has seen changes not just within existing domains of the field but has also witnessed extensions outside its established realms of activity. Wider systemic transformations including changes in political regimes, novel conceptions of managementcontrols, the impact of globalising forces on commercial affairs, shifts in notions of effective knowledge management, governance and ethics, and technological advances, including the rise of broadband, have all impacted management accounting endeavours. The field is as fast changing as it hasever been. This book captures key facets of current thoughts, concerns and issues in management accounting.The book consists of eighteen chapters written by distinguished scholars in the field. The topic areas covered in some chapters reflect established management accounting topics such as budgeting and responsibility accounting, contract theory analysis, contingency frameworks, performance measurementsystems and strategic cost management which are considered within the perspective of changing concerns facing modern organizations and present day management thought. Other chapters deal with newly emerging concerns in management accounting, including network relations, integrated cost managementsystems, knowledge management pursuits, environmental management accounting and accounting and digitisation. Each chapter encompasses discussions of basic premises complemented by insights from modern day practice, research and thought. This makes the book particularly suitable for students inintermediate, advanced and executive level courses in management accounting. It also provides an extensive corpus of discussions which will inform those in practice. Readers interested in gaining direct insights into specialised management accounting areas will find this book to be an especiallyvaluable reference source.

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Over the past decade, management accounting has seen changes not just within existing domains of the field but has also witnessed extensions outside its established realms of activity. Wider systemic transformations including changes in political regimes, novel conceptions of managementcontrols, the impact of globalising forces on co...

Alnoor Bhimani is Reader in Accounting and Finance at the London School of Economics. He holds a BSc from King's College London, an MBA from Cornell University and a PhD from LSE. He is also a Certified Management Accountant (Canada). He has co-authored a number of books including Management Accounting: Evolution not Revolution ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.95 inPublished:March 9, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Anthony Hopwood: ForewordAlnoor Bhimani: Preface1. Thomas Ahrens and Christopher S Chapman: New Measures in Performance Management2. Stanley Baiman: Analysis of Managerial Accounting Issues3. Jane Baxter and Wai Fong Chua: Reframing Management Accounting Practice: A Diversity of Perspectives4. Alnoor Bhimani: Management Accounting and Digitization5. Robert H. Chenhall: The Contingent Design of Performance Measures6. Robin Cooper and Regine Slagmulder: Integrated Cost Management7. Lawrence A. Gordon, Martin P. Loeb, and Chih-Yang Tseng: Capital Bugeting and Informational Impediments: A Management Accounting Perspective8. Keith Hoskin, Richard Macve, and John Stone: Accounting and Strategy: Towards Understanding the Historical Genesis of Modern Business and Military Strategy9. Liisa Kurunmaki and Peter Miller: Modernising Government: The Calculating Self, Hybridisation and Performance Measurement10. Eva Labro: Analytics of Costing System Design11. Kim Langfield-Smith: Understanding Management Control Systems and Strategy12. Jan Mouritsen and Allan Hansen: Management Accounting, Operations and Network Relations: Debating the Lateral Dimension13. David Otley: Trends in Budgetary Control and Responsibility Accounting14. Hanno Roberts: Making Management Accounting Intelligible15. Robert W. Scapens: Changing Times: Management Accounting Research and Practice from a UK Perspective16. John K. Shank: Strategic Cost Management: Upsizing, Downsizing, and Right(?)sizing17. Kazbi Soonawalla: Environmental Management Accounting18. S. Mark Young, Wim A. Van der Stede, and James J. Gong: Organization Control and Management Accounting in Context: A Case Study of the U.S. Motion Picture Industry