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Accounting: Texts and Cases Hardcover – June 20, 2003

ISBN-13: 978-0072819502 ISBN-10: 0072819502 Edition: 11th

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1008 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin; 11 edition (June 20, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0072819502
  • ISBN-13: 978-0072819502
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 8 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,536,478 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Robert N. Anthony is the Ross Graham Walker Professor Emeritus of Management Control at Harvard Business School. Professor Anthony has been a director of Carborundum Company and Warnaco, Inc., both Fortune 500 companies; for 25 years he has been a trustee of Colby College, including five years as chairman of the board. He has consulted for many companies and government agencies, including General Motors Corp., AT&T, the General Accounting Office, and the Cost Accounting Standards Board. Among Professor Anthony’s awards are the Distinguished Accounting Educator of the Year Award from AAA, Accounting Educator of the Year Award from Beta Alpha Psi, the Meritorious Service Award from the Executive Office of the President, the Distinguished Public Service Medal of the Department of Defense, Comptroller General’s Award of the U.S. General Accounting Office and Distinguished Service Award of the Harvard Business School Association.

David Hawkins is a Full Professor at Harvard University, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1962. He would certainly be considered "old guard" at Harvard, where the accepted practice was to have a Harvard Ph.D., develop new courses, and eventually write innovative textbooks. Although this is no longer the norm at Harvard Business School, David maintains a strong reputation across the country as an innovative instructor and a good textbook author.

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Customer Reviews

Very hard to read and understand.
Mara Cummings
If you have accounting experience, you will probably not think this book is bad, but if you're like me and haven't, then you'll be in trouble.
The Bus
I do not recommend this text book for a management accounting course.
Linda T. Siewert

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By N. Brown on September 5, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I would recommend this text for higher level accounting/financial analysis courses. There are many other books out there to dive into the exact nature of making journal entries etc. so don't think of this as an excellent beginner to intermediate stlye text.

The cases are excellent for those who will be making upper level decisions not the actual day to day transactions.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By SRSantos on August 19, 2011
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Accounting: Texts and Cases is not your ordinary accounting text book. It successfully do away with the serious-type discussion that elicits a lot of zzzz's while reading. This book has combined detailed story-like presentation of issues and topics making Accounting concepts easier to understand. Numerous real-life examples and illustrations make the concepts more relevant.

How I hope that more textbooks are written this way. It gives learning a new twist making study more interesting. Again, after a long while, we find books like this that we wish we could keep beside our work tables to be used in the future. Curiously, the large space in the margins also provides a thoughtful space for comments and insights. Truly, this book has been designed to become a significant tool in learning accounting.

I've never look at accounting the way this book presented it. Quite satisfied and delighted with it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anita J. Bell on September 25, 2011
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Comprehensive financial management text. The only advice I would give is to purchase a finances terminology text as well. THe text is written like the reader already understands the lingo, so if one does not, a support source will help.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gerard Van Stijn on May 10, 2011
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I had to read this book to prepare for the CMA exams. In college I had already been exposed to the topics covered in this book, but this book served as a very good refresher. All topics regarding accounting are covered.
If you want to learn about accounting, buy this book. It will be the best start you can get.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By The Bus on March 12, 2007
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This book is terrible! This is not a good review for anybody who hasn't had any previous accounting experience. The text is not written in user-friendly wording. I had somebody who is an accountant look at this book and although they understood it, they said it wasn't written very well at all! I had to buy this for an Masters level "Introduction" to financial and managerial accounting class and I know that a lot of people in the class dropped the class because they were having such a hard time with the text. If you have accounting experience, you will probably not think this book is bad, but if you're like me and haven't, then you'll be in trouble. As a degreed engineer, I've had my fair share of experience reading non-friendly texts. This one is definitely up there as far as the "BOOK FROM HELL" category.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Maritsa on April 7, 2006
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This is a very advanced begining accounting text used by Harvard University in its accounting courses. It combines both Financial and Management Accounting and it is extremely detailed. Their are no solutions in the tests for their very difficult problems and I have not found a study guide to accompany it thus far. Do not buy it if you are not familiar with accounting. This is a textbook.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By JC on February 2, 2008
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The information contained in this book is very complicated, and will lead you to faulty analysis and the wrong conclusions if not done incredibly carefully and slowly. These are not the methods that I use in my job as a professional finance manager; to apply many of these methods would not be cost effective due to the complexity. Be very careful with this information; this is written by teachers, not practitioners. I DO NOT recommend this for teachers or students. There are many other management accounting texts out there, and several of them are MUCH better for learning the methods actually applied in day to day business operations.
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Not a great text from a student perspective- informational content and organization were sufficient, however there are a number of errors in the problem sets that made the application of the information very difficult in practice. Proved frustrating for both my class mates and our professor.
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