This classic text for MBA programs offers balanced coverage of concepts, methods, and uses of managerial accounting with an increasingly strong emphasis on management decision-making. This approach helps focus on concepts and managerial uses of financial information rather than techniques of cost accounting. The current edition emphasizes international issues, strategic effects of decisions, ethics, and new management accounting trends. Also emphasized are process improvement, integration of financial reporting issues for management decision-making, and application of managerial accounting tools to the emerging service sector, government, and nonprofits in examples and problem material.
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Michael W. Maher, Ph.D., is Professor of Management and Accounting at the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis. Prior to teaching at Davis, Dr. Maher taught at the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago. 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 (CPA-inactive, state of Washington), has co-managed his own business, and consulted with numerous companies and governmental bodies. Dr. Maher has been active in the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association, including service as president. He has co-authored numerous books, including Cost Management, Cost Accounting, and Internal Control in US Corporations. He has published articles in Management Accounting, Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Accounting Horizons, Issues in Accounting Education, British Accounting Review, and numerous other journals. He has won the Competitive Manuscript Award, the AICPA/AAA Notable Contribution to the Literature Award, the Outstanding Tax Manuscript Award, three teaching awards at UC Davis, and the Outstanding Alumni Award from Gonzaga University.
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., CMA, CPA, is the V. Duane Rath Professor Emeritus of Accounting at the University of Chicago as well as Visiting Professor at the Haas School of the University of California, Berkeley and the Harvard Law School. 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.
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