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Accounting : The Basis for Business Decisions - 11th edition

Accounting : The Basis for Business Decisions (ISBN10: 0072478659; ISBN13: 9780072478655)
ISBN13: 978-0072478655
ISBN10: 0072478659

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0072897098
ISBN10: 0072897090

Summary: This is an exciting revision of one of the most respected Principles books in the marketplace. The new edition benefits from the addition of two well-known and admired academics, Jan Williams and Susan Haka. Susan Haka’s background in managerial accounting is particularly useful in the second half of the book. Collectively, they provide a wealth of teaching and research experience that greatly enhances this eleventh edition. All aspects of this text has bee moren evaluated and revised to create a more user friendly, dynamic textbook while maintaining the foundation that has kept Meigs successful throughout the years.

  • The new co-authors have made a significant, positive impact. The first four chapters have been reworked to offer a better balance between using and creating financial information. Students will be introduced to how accounting and the ''information age'' merge to impact the world of business.
  • Financial Statement Analysis has been moved from Chapter 8 to Chapter 14, following the Statement of Cash Flows chapter to offer a more student-friendly approach.
  • All new comprehensive problems have been created and streamlined for this edition. Comprehensive problems will be anywhere between 3 - 5 pages, and are throughout the book (3 in the financial chapters and 2 in the managerial chapters)
  • New chapter on Global Issues in Accounting (Ch. 15) offers broad coverage of the contemporary accounting issues which affect the international business world.
  • All managerial accounting chapters have been revised, and a new chapter has been created which addresses Activity Based Costing.
  • Completely redesigned for a more contemporary, student-friendly focus. Brand new chapter openers capture student interest by relating accounting concepts to current scenarios taken from recent BusinessWeek articles.
  • New pedagogy includes ''Net Connections'' sections, which take your students to the ''information superhighway'' on the Internet; ''Your Turn'' boxes, which place students in the role of a decision maker and user of accounting information (ie: marketing manager, financial analyst, banker); ''Cash Effects'' sections, which show how a transaction or method impacts the cash flow of an organization.
  • All new, improved software will accompany the eleventh edition: General Ledger Applications Software, Spreadsheet Applications Template Software, Ready Shows PowerPoint Slides, and new Computest Test Bank.
  • A new BusinessWeek Edition is available with the text, which offers students a reduced price to subscribe to BusinessWeek, as well as free access to their fantastic web site.
  • NetTutor offers your students live, personalized tutoring via the internet. Using NetTutor’s powerful WWWhiteboard software, students can post a question and receive prompt feedback from an expert in their subject. Students may also post questions to the Q&A Center and receive a reply within 24 hours. Visiting the Message Center allows students to discuss difficult concepts among themselves, while the Archive Center provides a browsable list of questions and answers maintained by the subject tutor. NetTutor is FREE with all mandatory introductory accounting texts, and an invaluable aid for accounting students--a study partner who always has the answer.
  • ''Case In Point'' boxes use actual examples from real companies to explain accounting and its impact on business and decision making.
  • Continued use of the ''Toys R Us'' annual report.
  • Strong end of chapter material, including ethics questions, group activities, and communication problems. less

Edition/Copyright: 11TH 99
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Richard D. Irwin, Inc.
Year Published: 1999
International: No

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