Business Planning and Control: Integrating Accounting, Strategy, and People

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John Wiley & Sons, May 19, 2008 - Business & Economics - 620 pages
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Business Planning and Control: Integrating Accounting, Strategy and People starts with an introduction to core areas of management accounting and business planning. It then explores relationships between strategy, management accounting information, and the design of control systems, taking into account the needs of both people and organizations.

FEATURES:

  • Provides an integrative approach to business planning and control
  • Includes a specific focus on the design of planning and control systems
  • Considers key techniques of strategic management
  • Uses management accounting techniques for operational, managerial and strategic purposes
  • Provides case study information to form a thematic thread throughout the text.

Business Planning and Control is an indispensable text for both undergraduate and postgraduate students taking modules related to management accounting and business planning and control. Practising managers will also find this book provides an alternative to many traditional management accounting and business planning texts.

 

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Contents

Traditional accounting controls
151
Control in divisionalized organizations
237
Control using accounting ratios
261
Funding the business
289
Strategic management
311
Strategic analysis the external environment
331
Internal appraisal of the organization
349
Accounting and strategic analysis
371
Issues in management control
443
Strategy and control system design
467
Measuring shareholder value
489
Measuring and improving internal business processes
515
Complexity uncertainty and control
539
Indicative answers to questions
561
Case information
575
Appendix Present value table
591

Identifying suitable strategic options
397
Evaluating strategies and writing the business plan
417

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About the author (2008)

Bruce Bowhill is Principal Lecturer and Director of Postgraduate Accounting Programmes at Portsmouth Business School. Having worked in both service and manufacturing organizations, he is particularly interested in the role of accounting information in organizations.

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