PART I: OVERVIEW AND BASIC CONCEPTS. 1. Fundamental Concepts. 2. Measuring Product Costs. 3. Activity-Based Management. PART II: MANAGERIAL DECISION MAKING. 4. Strategic Management of Costs, Quality, and Time. 5. Cost Drivers and Cost Behavior. 6. Financial Modeling for Short-Term Decision Making. 7. Differential Cost Analysis for Operating Decisions. 8. Capital Expenditure Decisions. PART III: MOTIVATING MANAGERS TO MAKE GOOD DECISIONS. 9. Profit Planning and Budgeting. 10. Profit and Cost Center Performance Evaluation. 11. Investment Center Performance Evaluation. 12. Incentive Issues. 13. Allocating Costs to Responsibility Centers. Appendix: Compound Interest Examples and Applications. Compound Interest and Annuity Tables. Glossary. Index.
About the Author
Michael W. Maher, Ph.D., is Professor of Management and Accounting and Associate Dean for Faculty at the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis. He received his bachelor's degree in accounting from Gonzaga University and his MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Washington (Seattle). He has experience in public accounting, has co-managed his own business, and consulted with numerous companies and governmental bodies. Dr. Maher is active in the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association, including service as president. He has co-authored numerous books and published articles in numerous journals.
Clyde P. Stickney is the Signal Companies' Professor of Management, Emeritus at the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Dartmouth College. He received his DBA from Florida State University and taught at the University of Chicago and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before joining the Tuck School in 1977. He has also taught at business schools in Japan, Australia, Finland, and Germany. Prof. Stickney has authored and coauthored books on financial accounting, managerial accounting, and financial statement analysis.
Roman L. Weil, Ph.D., CPA, is the V. Duane Rath Professor Emeritus of Accounting at the University of Chicago and has within recent years been Visiting Professor at the Haas School of the University of California, Berkeley; Carnegie Mellon University; Harvard Law School; Princeton University; and New York University. He has designed and implemented continuing education programs for partners at two of the large accounting firms and for employees at several operating corporations. Dr. Weil has co-authored dozens of books. His lay articles have appeared in Barron's and The Wall Street Journal. He has published more than 80 articles in academic and professional journals, most recently on financial literacy for corporate governance and on the exposure of wine snobbery.