ISBN13:978-0130610478 ISBN10: 013061047X Edition/Copyright: 02 Cover: Paperback Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc. Published: 12/28/2001 International: No
One of the greatest challenges when teaching most business courses is helping students see the relevance and value of the course content for their future business careers. While students frequently share dreams of becoming an entrepreneur, they often struggle with understanding how course materials will ever personally affect them.
This concern is particularly relevant when teaching introductory courses in accounting. At most institutions, the majority of students enrolled in the introductory course are majoring in fields other than accounting. Many of these students approach the course with some trepidation and doubt whether the material will have much long-term benefit for them personally. Furthermore, the lack of a solid understanding of business concepts often causes students to struggle with mastering the technical accounting content because they are unable to recognize how the accounting concepts and issues affect major business decisions.
The purpose of MoviesDoorToDoor.com: How Accounting Helped Make the Difference is to present accounting and business concepts in a logical order consistent with the way business owners and managers face them in the business world. This book features in a fictional story format three young entrepreneurs, Brad, Courtney and John, who must make numerous business decisions as they create and grow a start-up company. While none of the business founders has much accounting training or experience, they quickly realize that many of their business decisions must be based on solid accounting information. The story describes how they use that information when encountering both trials and triumphs while starting a traditional "brick and mortar" business that has an Internet-based component in the uncertain technology economy.
This book is divided into twelve short chapters that deal with various business decisions made by Brad, Courtney and John as their business unfolds. Rather than address the issues in the order they are presented on the balance sheet, much like many traditional textbooks for introductory accounting do, this book introduces accounting and other business activities in a chronological order most consistent with what business owners would actually face when creating and growing a business. We believe that presenting accounting concepts in a story format that intertwines both personal and business issues will motivate student interest in the content of the introductory course in accounting, thus increasing their learning. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter are designed to stimulate class discussion on related accounting and business concepts.
This book is intended to be used as a supplemental reading in an introductory accounting course, at the undergraduate or MBA levels. There are a couple of approaches instructors can take to integrate this with other course materials. One approach would be to assign the reading of the book early in the semester or quarter to give students an overview of the business context of how accounting is used. Relevant chapter materials can be referenced throughout the semester or quarter as the concepts are introduced in class. Another approach would be to spread the reading of each of the chapters evenly over the semester or quarter period, requiring only a few minutes of reading each week. Instructors would take a few moments during class periods to link the concepts to the textbook material. Under either approach, the discussion questions, whether answered individually or in groups, can be used to stimulate rich class discussions.
Because this book also presents issues faced when developing and creating a new business, the use of MoviesDoorToDoor.com: How Accounting Helped Make the Difference can also be used in an introductory business course, a course on small businesses, or an entrepreneurial-focused class. In addition, this book may be an effective resource for executive education or other corporate programs focused on training non-accounting or non-business professionals.
The company and characters presented in MoviesDoorToDoor.com: How Accounting Helped Make the Difference are purely fictional and are not intended to portray real persons, organizations or events. Also, the book is not intended to present all aspects of a start-up business. However, we have attempted to make the book representative of relevant personalities and experiences one might expect to encounter when starting a new business.
Finally, we would like to thank Eric Blazer of Millersville University, Mary Ann M. Prater of Clemson University and Dan Stone of the University of Kentucky for providing content and instructional feedback related to this project. We are also grateful to Jason Danforth, a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, for providing extensive feedback to ensure the book increased student interest and learning in accounting and business. And, we appreciate the helpful insights of Andrea Buckless and Craig Welch, both non-accounting educators, and Beth Beasley, a former bank commercial loan officer. We especially thank Thomas Sigel, Executive Editor, of Prentice Hall who embraced this project with enthusiasm. We also thank other members of the Prentice Hall team including Beth Toland, Laura Rogers, and John Roberts for their hard work. Most importantly, we are grateful to our families for their patience and tremendous support throughout the writing of this book.
Barnes & Noble.com Various Shipping Locations, USA
Brand new, ships from the closest shipping location to your shipping address!
$1.99 +$3.99 s/h
Yankee Clipper Books Windsor, CT
Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use.Sail the Seas of Value
$1.99 +$3.99 s/h
Nettextstore Lincoln, NE
2001 Paperback Good This item may not include any CDs, Infotracs, Access cards or other supplementary material.
$3.99 +$3.99 s/h
Beyond Words Books' Charlotte, NC
Book is in quite good condition and ready to be used. Orders ship within 24-36 hours with free tracking. To help ensure your complete satisfaction we accept returns for five days after your order arri...show moreves. The interior is good and completely readable and may or may not contain very neat marks/minimal highlights/writing that will capture key points for you, the exterior is good and shows some shelf wear around the edges. Book should contain dust jacket but may or may not contain cd rom, access code, or accessory where applicable. ...show less
$27.90 +$3.99 s/h
Textbookcenter.com Columbia, MO
Ships same day or next business day via UPS (Priority Mail for AK/HI/APO/PO Boxes)! Used sticker and some writing and/or highlighting. Used books may not include working access code or dust jacket.
$33.48 +$3.99 s/h
Textbookcenter.com Columbia, MO
Ships same day or next business day! UPS(AK/HI Priority Mail)/ NEW book
$45.61 +$3.99 s/h
GreatBookPrices Westminster, MD
Brand New, Perfect Condition, Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.
$46.55 +$3.99 s/h
GreatBookPrices Westminster, MD
Used, Acceptable Condition, may show signs of wear and previous use. Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.
$49.49 +$3.99 s/h
PaperbackshopUS Secaucus, NJ
New Book. Shipped from US within 4 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000
$49.82 +$3.99 s/h
indoo Avenel, NJ
$62.68 +$3.99 s/h
Supreme Bookstore San Jose, CA
12-18-01 other 1 BRAND NEW! ONLY Expedited orders are shipped with tracking number! *WE DO NOT SHIP TO PO BOX* Please allow up to 14 days delivery for order with standard shipping. SHIPPED FROM MULT...show moreIPLE LOCATIONS. ...show less
Free Shipping Get Free Shipping on orders over $25 (not including Rental and Marketplace). Order arrives in 5-10 business days.
Need it faster? We offer fast, flat-rate expedited shipping options.
Not the right book for you? We'll gladly take it back within 30 days.
To return an eTextbook:
Your eTextbook is non-returnable once it's been activated. You must contact us about returning your eTextbook before you activate it.
Returns are accepted within 30 days of the purchase date on your order confirmation.
This book qualifies for guaranteed cash back! Buy it now for , then:
Sell it back by:
Guaranteed cash back:
Cost of this book after cash back:
Take advantage of Guaranteed Cash Back. Send your book to us in good condition before the end of the buyback period, we'll send YOU a check, and you'll pay less for your textbooks!
If you find this book for less on Amazon.com (direct from Amazon, not marketplace sellers), we'll match it.
In our warehouse, waiting to ship directly to you.
We hand-inspect every used textbook to make sure it's in good condition.
Buy it now. Sell it later!
Sell this textbook for cash!
When you're done with this book, sell it back to Textbooks.com. In addition to the the best possible buyback price, you'll get an extra 10% cash back just for being a customer.
We buy good-condition used textbooks year 'round, 24/7. No matter where you bought it, Textbooks.com will buy your textbooks for the most cash.
We hand-inspect every one of our used textbooks to ensure good condition.
Our used textbooks do NOT have:
Missing or torn pages
Missing or torn cover
Torn or damaged binding
A broken spine
This textbook has never been used.
Due to the size of eTextbooks, a high-speed internet connection (cable modem, DSL, LAN) is required for download stability and speed. Your connection can be wired or wireless.
Being online is not required for reading an eTextbook after successfully downloading it. You must only be connected to the Internet during the download process.
Windows XP, Windows Vista or Mac OS X 10.3 or above
At least 280 MB RAM, a 600 mHZ processor and 110 MB of hard drive space
1024x768 (or larger) screen resolution
What is the Marketplace? It's another way for you to get the right price on the books you need. We approved every Marketplace vendor to sell their books on Textbooks.com, so you know they're all reliable.
What are Marketplace shipping options? Marketplace items do not qualify for free shipping. When ordering from the Marketplace, please specify whether you want the seller to send your book Standard ($3.99/item) or Express ($6.99/item). To get free shipping over $25, just order directly from Textbooks.com instead of through the Marketplace.
FREE UPS 2nd Day Air Terms
Rental and Marketplace items are excluded. Offer is valid from 1/21/2013 12:00PM to 1/23/2013 11:59AM CST. Your order must be placed by 12 Noon CST to be processed on the same day. Minimum order value is $100.00 excluding Rental and Marketplace items. To redeem this offer, select "FREE UPS 2ND DAY AIR" at checkout. Offer not is not valid on previous orders.
Compared to the prices of new and used, sold directly from Amazon.com (not marketplace sellers). If you find Amazon.com directly selling the textbook for a lower price, WE'LL MATCH IT...GUARANTEED. details