This reader contains thirty-nine recent business press and academic articles--all representing state-of-the-art thinking and examples on a wide variety of management accounting topics in many types of service and manufacturing contexts. Includes readings from many cutting-edge sources (e.g., The Wall Street Journal, Management Accounting, Journal of Cost Management, Harvard Business Review, and others) on topics in such areas as Management Accounting: Information That Creates Value. A Framework For Management Accounting And Control Systems. Cost Management Concepts And Cost Behavior. Traditional Cost Management Systems. Activity Based Cost Management Systems. Using Management Accounting Information For Activity And Process Decisions. Using Management Accounting Information For Pricing And Product Planning. Using Management Accounting Information For Investment Decisions. Management Accounting And Control Systems For Strategic Purposes: Assessing Performance Over The Entire Value Chain. Motivating Behavior In Management Accounting And Control Systems. Using Budgets To Achieve Organizational Objectives. Organizational Design, Responsibility Centers And Financial Control. For Cost and Management Accountants.
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While this book can be used to supplement any management or cost accounting text, the readings have been designed to accompany Anthony Atkinson, Rajiv Banker, R. S. Kaplan and S. Mark Young's textbook, Management Accounting, 3rd Edition (Prentice Hall, 2001). To Students
For each textbook chapter there is a corresponding set of readings that highlights text material and introduces you to applications of the material in a wide variety of contexts. At the end of each reading, questions test your understanding of what you have read. The readings are taken from many sources including the Wall Street Journal, Management Accounting, Journal of Cost Management, Harvard Business Review and others. They represent very current thinking on each of the topics covered in the text.
Probably the best way to use this book is to read each assigned article in one sitting. Then, read the article a second time taking notes and asking yourself how the article extends your understanding of the text material. In some cases, your instructor may assign specific questions that follow each of the readings. Taking the time to answer these questions thoughtfully will improve your understanding of the material. I hope you find the material stimulating and thought-provoking. To Instructors
Readings in Management Accounting, Third Edition contains thirty-nine articles representing state-of-the-art thinking and examples on a wide variety of management accounting topics in many types of service and manufacturing contexts. The third edition has been updated from the second with the inclusion of thirteen new, recently published articles.
Readings in Management Accounting, Third Edition is designed primarily to be used with Atkinson, Banker, Kaplan and Young's text, Management Accounting, Second Edition (Prentice Hall, 2001). After publication of the first edition, however, I discovered that a number of instructors who had adopted a different textbook had chosen to use Readings in Management Accounting as a supplementary text, or in some cases as a stand-alone text. To aid these instructors, I have written a separate Instructor's Manual (available from Prentice Hall) which keys the readings in this book to chapters in a number of other leading texts. Thus, suggested solutions to the questions in this book can be found in both the Instructor's Manual to the text Management Accounting as well as in the separate Instructor's Manual prepared for Readings in Management Accounting. While each of the readings has been listed for a specific chapter, in many cases, a reading may successfully be applied to several chapters.
If you have a favorite reading that is not contained in this book, please send me a copy and I will gladly consider it for the next edition. Thank you very much. Acknowledgments
I would like to thank Kathryn Sheehan for her editorial assistance and Debbie Hoffman and P. J. Boardman for their encouragement and support of the project. Also, I would like to thank Bob Kaplan, Harvard University, Gerald Meyers, Pacific Lutheran University, Mike Shields, Michigan State and Shannon Anderson, University of Michigan for readings suggestions. In particular I am grateful to Ella Mae Matsumura, University of Wisconsin, Madison for her very thoughtful critique of the first and second editions of this book.
S. Mark Young
Leventhal School of Accounting
Marshall School of Business
University of Southern California
January, 2000About the Author:
S. MARK YOUNG is the KPMG Foundation Professor of Accounting and Professor of Management and Organization at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. Dr. Young also serves as the Associate Dean for Academic Planning within the Marshall School. Professor Young received an A.B. from Oberlin College (Economics), an M. Acc. From the Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. He has published articles in such journals as The Accounting Review, Accounting, Organizations and Society, the Journal of Management Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Academy of Management Review, Accounting Horizons, the Journal of Cost Management, and the Journal of Marketing Research. Currently, he is Associate Editor of the Journal of Management Accounting Research, Advisory Editor for Management Accounting Research (Japan) and past Associate Editor of The Accounting Review. He also serves on the editorial boards of Accounting, Organizations and Society, The International Journal of Strategic Cost Management and Advances in Management Accounting.
Professor Young has received research grants from the National Science Foundation, the Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing International (CAM-1), the Institute of Management Accountants, the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Center for Innovation Management Studies. He has won four outstanding teaching awards at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including the Golden Apple Teaching Award at USC. Professor Young and co-author Professor Frank Selto won the 1994 Notable Contributions to the Management Accounting Literature Award given by the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association. Dr. Young has given numerous presentations at universities or conferences worldwide. In 2000, the third edition of his textbook, Management Accounting (co-authored with Robert Kaplan, Anthony Atkinson and Rajiv Banker) and the accompanying text, Readings in Management Accounting will be published by Prentice Hall. Also in 2000, Harvard Business School Press will publish his book co-authored with Shannon Anderson, Implementing Activity Based Costing: Lessons Learned From the Automobile Industry.
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