Publisher: McGraw-Hill, 1998, 869 pages
Management Control Systems 9th edition builds on strengths from prior editions by offering a rich diversity of cases balanced with current material. In addition to course offerings of the same title as the text the book is appropriate for advanced managerial accounting courses and/or MBA-level cost accounting courses with an emphasis on management control. The text is organized to develop insights and analytical skills related to how managers go about designing and using planning and control systems to implement strategies.
40% new cases. Outdated cases have been removed and remaining cases are supported with current examples.
Current topics provide the most up-to-date material including:
New real world examples have been used to help students relate material to today's business world. Virtually all existing examples have been updated providing contemporary insights that supports understanding of more complex material. A diverse assortment of cases expose students to manufacturing organizations, entrepreneurial companies, large corporations, the service industry, and nonprofit organizations. The majority of cases are short, but a few medium long to long, or two day/two part cases are also included, This gives instructors maximum flexibility in case assignment and organization. Provides a global perspective by including domestic, foreign and international companies in the cases.
This should be mandatory reading on all MBA courses (and is, on some). Read it.