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by Jerold Zimmerman

ePub Accounting for Decision Making and Control download
Author:
Jerold Zimmerman
ISBN13:
978-0071289641
ISBN:
007128964X
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Publisher:
Mcgraw Hill Higher Education; 7th Revised edition edition (2010)
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4.7
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Zimmerman is an expert in agency theory and ties the book together well, based on its title, "decision making" and "control. This was a required book for our MBA program.

Zimmerman is an expert in agency theory and ties the book together well, based on its title, "decision making" and "control. A long 3 page explanation of a principle will be explored in depth and then its corresponding diagrams and financial statement impact will be referenced 10 pages away.

Summary - lecture 1 - Zimmerman, organizational architecture - chapter 4. 6. 15/16. Summary - lecture 2 - Zimmerman 5A. 5. Summary - Zimmerman 5B TP1. 2.

for decision making and part of the organization’s control mechanisms. Receive via shipping: Bound book containing the complete text. Hardcover or softcover.

Receive via shipping: Bound book containing the complete text.

It helps a lot especially when when you compare the price with the one the university offers. Your price beat them by 2 to 1. It was delivered on time.

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The lay-out is attractive. It's easy to trace something and the examples are really clear.

Place of Publication.

Mcgraw-Hill Education. Place of Publication. Sewn,Cloth over Boards.

"Accounting for Decision Making and Control" provides students and managers with an understanding appreciation of the strengths and limitations of an organization's accounting system. This book provides a framework for thinking about accounting systems and a basis for analyzing proposed changes to these systems. The seventh edition demonstrates that managerial accounting is an integral part of the firm's organizational architecture, not just an isolated set of computational topics. The purpose of this text is to provide students and managers with an understanding and appreciation of the strengths and limitations of an organization's accounting system, thereby allowing them to be more intelligent users of these systems. The main purpose proposed by the author remains in tact for the seventh edition.
  • This book was hard to follow. This coming from someone who as a degree in accounting. Also, this book was very opinionated.

  • I bought this book for college because I had to, not because I wanted to.

  • Normal overpriced textbook. Needed for class. Nothing special.

  • Before time delivery for the right product ordered. Although it is a 5th edition is same with the 7th edition content expect for the problems and cases back of the chapter. Over all has done the job for me..

  • Accounting for Decision Making and Control I typed in my CRN number and found that other book sellers were more reasonable. So, I ordered from them. However, Amazon did not mention the other new book was a 4th edition and not the 6th edidtion I originally wanted. Shame on Amazon. Seller had a new book, but wasn't what I expected.

  • Too often management accounting is completely subsumed in cost accounting. Yes, they are part of the same topic, but they have somewhat different emphases. This book covers costs, but it is really more focused on how you allocated decision rights, set measurement criteria, and how you reward people to get the behavior you want. It is also very helpful in clarifying thinking about what could be going wrong if you aren't getting the behavior you wanted out of a given system of measurement and reward.
    The writing is very good and the organization of the book is sound and helpful. While there are charts and graphs it is not a book full of color and pictures. It is a book with words and ideas that are helpfully supplemented as needed. But the self-study problems and cases are set off from the main text by being on different color pages. This helps in locating what you are after.
    There is a wealth of thought provoking problems and short cases to help promote discussion and provoke your thinking on the topics discussed in each chapter.
    Another aspect of the book I really like are the concept questions in each chapter that help you gauge your understanding of what you have just read. The solutions for these are provided in the back of the book so you can know if you are "getting it" or not.
    This is a fine and very useful text.

  • The book rental arrived on time with no instructions, label or package to return it when the class is finished. And of course they score a big sale if it is not returned. Please send return instrutions to m. olds, 87 st. joseph street, benque, belize, central america.

  • Beware ! This book does perhaps the poorest example explaining any concepts. I have never had so much stress in my life than taking a managerial accounting class with this book. I mean I actually couldn't sleep because of this book!

    I took this class last year and I just finished my MBA and I am working on my Phd now, and I thought I would reflect and give some valuable advice to you, my fellow students.

    If you don't have a prior managerial accounting background, go read as much as you can before you get into this book. Or you will be completely stressed out, lost and feel that you are a dummy. This book makes smart students feel dum. I mean really dum. You are not dum, the book just lacks clear explanations.

    This book deals mostly with managerial accounting. For example if you are paid $100 per day at your job, really you are costing the company more than what you are being paid, really you use resources, like from human resources who hired you, electricity costs, phone costs, IT, etc, so your true cost to the company broken down is probably $160 per day. This is called cost allocation, in a crude example.

    Easy concept right?, Just that you will not be able to learn this easily from this book unless you have a deep prior background in this. The good examples Zimmerman(author) gives are spoiled by the majority of his jargon and bad examples.

    I honestly found myself at one point reading 1 page for over an hour to understand! (and I am a high A student). In my entire MBA program, I never had a worse book, nor more stress!!!

    Ultimately, I had to do many exhaustive Internet searches to learn cost allocation theory.

    Some reasons why this book is so bad:

    (1) Does not explain many concepts with clear explanations

    (2) Uses too much jargon

    (3) Shows graphs and vital data one the next pages instead of including them on the same page, Imagine as you read you have to constantly change the page to see the graphs and charts, Very poor!

    (4) Zimmeran doesn't want to teach, rather he wants to prove to you that he is smart!

    (5) THE WORST

    Perhaps the worst is the homework problems in the back. Zimmerman (the author) does not give sufficient examples of how to solve these examples. Nor does the book give the answers. Also, some problems are extremely hard, even the professor of the class had difficulty solving and explaining this. What is the goal of a book if students have to search elsewhere and be stressed out to learn?

    I would say that this book is like taking a class in Algebra and having questions and concepts explained in Calculus.

    Again, if you don't have a prior background in any of this, go take a class at a junior college on cost accounting to prepare for this book, you will need it. Or you too will be so stressed out!!

    Jerold Zimmerman, please don't take personal offense, you may be a smart guy, but the art of education is explaining concepts easily and showing your work, which in my opinion and my fellow students' opinion, overall this book lacks.

    GOOD LUCK to all students, and my prayers are with you if you have this book.