Cost Accounting: A Managerial Emphasis Paperback – 5 December 2017


Contemporary management accounting with Australian examples to bring the content alive for students.

This edition prepares students for the rewards and challenges they might face in the professional management accounting world through the development of analytical skills, values, and behaviors that make management accountants effective in the workplace. Cost Accounting: A Managerial Emphasis Paperback – 5 December 2017

It provides a decision-making framework and demonstrates how the analytical tools that students will learn prepare them to contribute to an organization’s success.

Maintaining an Australian flavor within a global context focuses on how management accounting helps managers make better decisions.



Product Description

  • Revised chapter sequence with improved coverage of costing in the service industry
  • New vignettes and Concepts in Action features cover real-world cost accounting issues and dilemmas
  • New and revised end-of-chapter questions, exercises, and problems

About the Author

About the Australian authors

Cost Accounting: A Managerial Emphasis Paperback – 5 December 2017 Maguire is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Management Accounting at the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, University of Tasmania. William holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Certificate in the Theory of Accountancy from the University of Natal at Durban, a Master of Business Leadership from the University of South Africa, and a Ph.D. from the University of Cape Town. He is a chartered accountant with more than 40 years of experience as an accounting academic, prior to which he worked in professional accounting, commerce, and industry.

He has held posts at nine tertiary institutions, including four visiting appointments. William’s teaching, research, and consulting activities span strategy, capacity management, management control systems, and revenue and costing systems at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

He has published in a number of journals, including Accounting & Finance, Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Journal of Cost ManagementQualitative Research in Accounting & ManagementManagerial Auditing JournalSouth African Journal of Accounting Research and South African Journal of Business Management, and has presented at many conferences, both academic- and practitioner-oriented. He has co-authored two other textbooks and a book on revenue management. William received an award for innovation in teaching at the University of Auckland and is a past editor of the New Zealand Journal of Applied Business Research.

Rebecca Tan FCPA, CA is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting at the Research School of Accounting of the Australian National University (ANU). She received her PhD from Murdoch University. Rebecca has taught financial and management accounting courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels since starting in academia at the ANU in 2003.

Her research focuses on teamwork in accounting education, accounting policy choices in the financial accounting and reporting area, sustainability reporting, and organizational behavior research. Her publications have appeared in journals such as AccountingAuditing & Accountability JournalInternational Journal of AccountingAustralian Accounting Review, and Asian Review of Accounting. Rebecca is also a co-author of Accounting and has authored and co-authored 16 MYOB Accounting Practice Sets.

About the US author

Srikant M. Datar is the Arthur Lowes Dickinson Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, Faculty Chair of the Harvard University Innovation Labs, and Senior Associate Dean for University Affairs. A graduate with distinction from the University of Bombay, he received gold medals upon graduation from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. A chartered accountant, he holds two master’s degrees and a PhD from Stanford University.

Datar has published his research in leading accounting, marketing, and operations management journals, including The Accounting ReviewContemporary Accounting ResearchJournal of Accounting, Auditing and FinanceJournal of Accounting and EconomicsJournal of Accounting Research and Management Science. He has served as an associate editor and on the editorial board of several journals and has presented his research to corporate executives and academic audiences in North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, and Europe. He is a co-author of two other books: Managerial Accounting: Making Decisions and Motivating Performance and Rethinking the MBA: Business Education at a Crossroads.

Cited by his students as a dedicated and innovative teacher, Datar received the George Leland Bach Award for Excellence in the Classroom at Carnegie Mellon University and the Distinguished Teaching Award at Stanford University.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Pearson; 3rd edition (5 December 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 848 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1488612641
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1488612640
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 21.9 x 4.5 x 27.7 cm


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