As the long-time best-seller, Garrison has helped guide close to 2 million students through the challenging waters of managerial accounting since it was first published. It identifies the three functions managers must perform within their organizations - plan operations, control activities, and make decisions - and explains what accounting ...Read MoreAs the long-time best-seller, Garrison has helped guide close to 2 million students through the challenging waters of managerial accounting since it was first published. It identifies the three functions managers must perform within their organizations - plan operations, control activities, and make decisions - and explains what accounting information is necessary for these functions, how to collect it, and how to interpret it. To achieve this, "Managerial Accounting, 12/E", focuses, now as in the past, on three qualities: Relevance. Every effort is made to help students relate the concepts in this book to the decisions made by working managers. With insightful chapter openers, the popular "Managerial Accounting in Action" segments within the chapters, and stimulating end-of-chapter exercises, a student reading. Garrison should never have to ask "Why am I learning this?"Balance - there's more than one type of business, and so Garrison covers a variety of business models, including not-for-profit, retail, service, and wholesale organizations as well as manufacturing. In the eleventh edition, service company examples are highlighted with icons in the margins of the text. Clarity -generations of students have praised Garrison for the friendliness and readability of its writing, but that's just the beginning. Technical discussions have been simplified, material has been reordered, and the entire book carefully retuned to make teaching-and learning-from Garrison as easy as it can be. In addition, the supplements package is written by Garrison, Noreen, and Brewer, ensuring that students and professors will work with clear, well-written supplements that employ consistent terminology.Read Less
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Good in good dust jacket. 800 p. Audience: College/higher education. About the Author Ray H. Garrison is emeritus Professor of Accounting at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Brigham Young University and his D.B.A. degree from Indiana University. As a certified public accountant, Professor Garrison has been involved in management consulting work with both national and regional accounting firms. He has published articles in The Accounting Review, Management Accounting, and other professional journals. Innovation in the classroom has earned Professor Garrison the Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Teaching Award from Brigham Young University. Eric W. Noreen is a globe trotting academic who has held appointments at institutions in the United States, Europe, and Asia. He is currently Professor of Accounting at the University of Washington and Visiting Price Waterhouse Professor of Management Information & Control at INSEAD, an international graduate school of business located in France. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Washington and MBA and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University. A Certified Management Accountant, he was awarded a Certificate of Distinguished Performance by the Institute of Certified Management Accountants. Peter C. Brewer is a professor in the Department of Accountancy at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. He holds a BS degree in accounting from Penn State University, an MS degree in accounting from the University of Virginia, and a PhD from the University of Tennessee. He has published 30 articles in a variety of journals including: Management Accounting Research, the Journal of Information Systems, Cost Management, Strategic Finance, the Journal of Accountancy, Issues in Accounting Education, and the Journal of Business Logistics. Professor Brewer is a member of the editorial boards of Issues in Accounting Education and the Journal of Accounting Education. His article Putting Strategy into the Balanced Scorecard won the 2003 International Federation of Accountants Articles of Merit competition and his articles Using Six Sigma to Improve the Finance Function and Lean Accounting: What s It All About? were awarded the Institute of Management Accountants Lybrand Gold and Silver Medals in 2005 and 2006. He has received Miami University s Richard T. Farmer School of Business Teaching Excellence Award and has been recognized on two occasions by the Miami University Associated Student Government for making a remarkable commitment to students and their educational development. He is a leading thinker in undergraduate management accounting curriculum innovation and is a frequent presenter at various professional and academic conferences. Prior to joining the faculty at Miami University, Professor Brewer was employed as an auditor for Touche Ross in the firm s Philadelphia office. He also worked as an internal audit manager for the Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). He frequently collaborates with companies such as Harris Corporation, Ghent Manufacturing, Cintas, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Schneider Electric, Lenscrafters, and Fidelity Investments in a consulting or case writing capacity.
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Nov 15, 2012
Good for the most part, Chapter 8 left something to be desired I think it could've explained better. Also on page 382, case 8-29 my textbook had in the problem a borrowing limit up to 150,000, but most of my class mates with the exact same book (this one) had it say 40,000. Created issues for them doing the assignment, be aware!
Oct 14, 2012
I am using this book for BUS 107, Managerial Accounting, at Gloucester County College in NJ. Book is helpful as it is well written and helps support the lessons taught in class. Examples of how to do problems are shown in book, which are very helpful on tests. Breaks down problems step by step which make it helpful to understand material.
Mar 10, 2011
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Jan 13, 2011
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