Springer Series in Accounting Scholarship

Managerial Uses of Accounting Information

Authors: Demski, Joel

  • First textbook in this area to offer an academic perspective
  • Not only for use as textbook but also as a reference book
  • Emphasizes economic fundamentals as foundation
  • Thematic approach instead of traditional presentations
  • Solutions manual for instructors will be easily obtainable on Dr. Demski's website
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About this Textbook

Managerial Uses of Accounting Information, Second Edition, emphasizes economic fundamentals in the study of product costing, decision making, and evaluation in organizations, using the accounting system as a "library" of financial information at the manager’s disposal.

Chapter One contains an introduction and overview. Chapters Two through Seven discuss product costing. Chapters Eight through Twelve deal with managerial decision making, with an emphasis on a "what it might cost?" theme. Chapters Thirteen through Eighteen discuss managerial performance evaluation, with an emphasis on a "did it cost too much?" theme; and Chapter Nineteen concludes and provides a synthesis. This edition may be used as an undergraduate or graduate textbook and as a professional reference. The solutions manual is available upon request at joel.demski@cba.ufl.edu.

"For any serious student of the use of accounting information Professor Demski's book is imperative. A plethora of institutional detail is anchored on intellectual foundations. It is the most important book on accounting since [Pacioli’s] Summa de Arithmetica."

John Fellingham
Fisher College of Business
Ohio State University

"This book is profound and engaging, an absolute gem. It is, by far, the most meaningful and disciplined treatment on the roles of accounting in organizations."

Geoff Sprinkle
Kelly School of Business
Indiana University

"Managerial Uses of Accounting Information is an excellent text that is the only one I know of that seriously addresses the question of product costing and decision making in a setting of interacting products, uncertainty, and strategic interactions among firms. It abstracts away from the details to get at what is fundamental and lasting about the accountant's art. Finally, its focus on decision framing is a novel and interesting unifying theme. It is a fantastic book to use for any advanced business class."

Richard A. Young
Fisher College of Business
Ohio State University

About the authors

Professor Demski has focused on disclosure incentives and optimal contracting. Professor Demski has served on the faculty of Columbia University (1967 - 68), Stanford University (1968 - 1985), and Yale University (1985 - 1994). He has been recognized a number of times for Outstanding Research and Education and received an AAA Seminal Contribution Award in 1994. Professor Demski is noted as one of the most widely published authors in the field with over eighty articles published.

Honors and Grants: Honorary Doctorate, Odense University, 1994; AAA Seminal Contribution Award, 1994; Elm-lvy Award, 1989; AAA Outstanding Educator Award, 1986;AICPA Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Accounting Literature, 1967 and 1970; Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Literature Award, 1996; University of Florida Foundation Research Professorship (2000, 2002); Accounting Hall of Fame, 2000; President, American Accounting Association, 2001-2001.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“Joel Demski’s book is an excellent book in accounting that provides an insightful and comprehensive study on managerial accounting using issues through a new approach based on economic theory and quantitative methods. … this book is very insightful and worth reading. The book is recommended as teaching and research material since it motivates readers to study thoughtfully the philosophy and principles of managerial accounting, in addition addressing how to solve managerial problems based on accounting information.” (B. Choirunnisa Arifa and Sardar M. N. Islam, Asia Pacific Management Accounting Journal, Vol. 8 (2), 2014)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Economic Foundations: Performance Evaluation

    Demski, Joel S.

    Pages 1-28

  • Economic Foundations: Informative Performance Evaluation

    Demski, Joel S.

    Pages 1-19

  • The Modernism School

    Demski, Joel S.

    Pages 1-30

  • Large versus Small Decisions: Long-Run

    Demski, Joel S.

    Pages 1-28

  • Accounting-Based Performance Evaluation

    Demski, Joel S.

    Pages 1-26

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-77451-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-77450-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-4592-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Managerial Uses of Accounting Information
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Accounting Scholarship
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-77451-0
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-77451-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-77450-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4592-1
Series ISSN
1572-0284
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVI, 496
Number of Illustrations and Tables
23 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Originally published as a monograph
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