Cost Management: Strategies for Business Decisions

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McGraw-Hill, 2003 - Business & Economics - 936 pages
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Hilton/Maher/Selto (HMS) addresses traditional cost concepts, but makes cost accounting functional by focusing on measuring and managing costs. HMS maintains that, Costs don't just happen, and with a pro-active approach toward costs, accountants can add value to an organization. Faculty will appreciate the new and more conventional chapter organization in the first two sections of the text. The real-world approach of this text, including the use of focus companies and the new accompanying focus sites, provides a realistic business environment, and aids in student comprehension and interest in the subject.

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A Professor of Accounting at Cornell University, Professor Hilton teaches in the areas of managerial accounting and cost management systems. With bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting from The Pennsylvania State University, he received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. A Cornell faculty member since 1977, Professor Hilton also has taught accounting at Ohio State and the University of Florida, where he held the position of Walter J. Matherly Professor of Accounting. Prior to pursuing his doctoral studies, Hilton worked for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company and served as an officer in the United States Air Force. Professor Hilton is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants and has been active in the American Accounting Association. He has served as associate editor of The Accounting Review and as a member of its editorial board. Hilton also has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Management Accounting Research. He has been a member of the resident faculties of both the Doctoral Consortium and the New Faculty Consortium sponsored by the American Accounting Association. With wide-ranging research interests, Hilton has published articles in many -journals, including the Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, -Management Science, Decision Sciences, The Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Contemporary Accounting Research, and the Journal of Mathematical Psychology. Author of Managerial Accounting, he also has published a monograph in the AAA Studies in Accounting Research series, is a co-author of Budgeting: Profit Planning and Control, and is a co-author of Cost Accounting: Concepts and Mana-ge-rial Applications. Professor Hilton's current research interests focus on contemporary cost management systems and international issues in managerial accounting. In recent years, he has toured manufacturing facilities and consulted with practicing managerial accountants in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

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