Management and Cost Accounting + MyLab Accounting with Pearson eText

Alnoor Bhimani / Srikant M. Datar / Charles T. Horngren / Madhav V. Rajan  
June 2019
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Table of Contents

Brief Contents

Guide to the case studies

Authors' acknowledgements

Publisher's acknowledgements


PART I Management and cost accounting fundamentals

  1. The manager and management accounting
  2. An introduction to cost terms and purposes
  3. Job costing
  4. Process costing
  5. Cost allocation
  6. Cost allocation: joint-cost situations
  7. Income effects of alternative stock-costing methods

Part I Case study problems

PART II Accounting information for decision making

  1. Cost – volume – profit analysis
  2. Determining how costs behave
  3. Relevant information for decision making
  4. Activity-based costing
  5. Pricing, target costing and customer profitability analysis
  6. Capital investment decisions

Part II Case study problems

PART III Planning and budgetary control systems

  1. Motivation, budgets and responsibility accounting
  2. Flexible budgets, variances and management control: I
  3. Flexible budgets, variances and management control: II
  4. Measuring yield, mix and quantity effects

Part III Case study problems

PART IV Management control systems and performance issues

  1. Control systems and transfer pricing
  2. Control systems and performance measurement

Part IV Case study problems

PART V Strategy, quality, time and emerging issues

  1. Strategy, the balanced scorecard and quality
  2. Accounting, time and efficiency
  3. Emerging issues: digital technologies, governance and sustainability

Part V Case study problems

Appendix A: Solutions to selected exercises

Appendix B: Notes on compound interest and interest tables


Names index

Subject index


Alnoor Bhimani is a Professor of Management Accounting, previous Head of the London School of Economics Department of Accounting, and Director of Entrepreneurship and Political Science.

Charles T. Horngren was the Edmund W. Littlefield Professor of Accounting at Stanford University.

Srikant M. Datar is the Arthur Lowes Dickinson Professor of Business Administration and Faculty Chair of the Harvard Innovation Lab at Harvard Business School.

Madhav V. Rajan is the Dean of the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.