Cost Management: A Strategic Emphasis: A Strategic Emphasis

Hardcover | September 23, 2009

byEdward Blocher, David Stout, Gary Cokins

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Cost Management: A Strategic Emphasis, by Blocher/Stout/Cokins is the first cost accounting text to offer integrated coverage of strategic management topics in cost accounting. The text is written to help students understand more about management and the role of cost accounting in helping an organization succeed. This text aims to teach management concepts and methods, also to demonstrate how managers use cost management information to make better decisions and improve their organization’s competitiveness. In teaching these key management skills, the text takes on a strategic focus. It addresses issues such as: How does a firm compete? What type of cost management information is needed for a firm to succeed? How does the management accountant develop and present this information? This text helps students learn why, when, and how cost information is used to make effective decisions that lead a firm to success.

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Cost Management: A Strategic Emphasis, by Blocher/Stout/Cokins is the first cost accounting text to offer integrated coverage of strategic management topics in cost accounting. The text is written to help students understand more about management and the role of cost accounting in helping an organization succeed. This text aims to teac...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:992 pages, 11.2 × 8.5 × 1.5 inPublished:September 23, 2009Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0073526940

ISBN - 13:9780073526942

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Table of Contents

Cost Management: A Strategic Emphasis, 5, 2010

Part 1: Introduction to Strategy, Cost Management, and Cost Systems

Chapter 1: Cost Management and Strategy

Chapter 2: Implementing Strategy&#45The Value Chain, the Balanced Scorecard, and the Strategy Map

Chapter 3: Basic Cost&#45Management Concepts

Chapter 4: Job Costing

Chapter 5: Activity&#45Based Costing (ABC) and Customer Profitability Analysis

Chapter 6: Process Costing

Chapter 7: Cost Allocation: Departments, Joint Products, and By&#45Products

Part 2: Planning and Decision&#45Making

Chapter 8: Cost Estimation

Chapter 9: Profit Planning: Cost&#45Volume&#45Profit (CVP) Analysis

Chapter 10: Strategy and the Master Budget

Chapter 11: Decision&#45Making with a Strategic Emphasis

Chapter 12: Strategy and Long&#45Term Investment Analysis

Chapter 13: Cost Planning for the Product Life&#45Cycle: Target Costing, Theory of Constraints (TOC), and Strategic Pricing

Part 3: Operational&#45Level Control

Chapter 14: Operational Performance Measurement&#45Sales, Direct-Cost Variances, and the Role of Nonfinancial Performance Measures

Chapter 15: Operational Performance Measurement&#45Indirect Cost Variances and Resource-Capacity Planning

Chapter 16: Operational Performance Measurement&#45Further Analysis of Productivity and Sales Variances

Chapter 17: The Management and Control of Quality, Six&#45Sigma, and Lean Accounting

Part 4: Management&#45Level Control

Chapter 18: Strategic Performance Measurement&#45Cost Centers, Profit Centers, and the Balanced Scorecard (BSC)

Chapter 19: Strategic Performance Measurement: Investment Centers

Chapter 20: Management Compensation, Business Analysis, and Business Valuation