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Cases in Cost Management: A Strategic Emphasis, 3rd Edition

  • John K. Shank Amos Tuck School/Dartmouth College
  • ISBN-10: 0324311168  |  ISBN-13: 9780324311167
  • 272 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2001, 1996
  • © 2006 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $177.00



Designed to augment managerial and cost accounting study, Cases in Cost Management develops the ability to apply cost analysis to decision-making situations. Thoroughly tested and proven highly effective, the cases provide challenging and fun problems that help build skills with managerial and cost accounting techniques. Based on real-life scenarios, the cases give the opportunity to analyze the situation, decide which accounting concept is most appropriate, and apply the concept as the manager of a firm.

Table of Contents

1. American Investment Management Services (AIMS).
2. AirWrap Packaging, Inc.
3. Ajax Petroleum.
4. Allied Office Products.
5. Arctic Insulation.
6. Baldwin Bicycle Company.
7. Berkshire Threaded Fasteners Company.
8. "Booker Jones."
9. Boston Creamery, Inc.
10. Brunswick Plastics.
11. Chalice Wines.
12. Curled Metal Products, Inc.
13. DairyPak.
14. Dansk Minox.
15. DEC and Minicomputers.
16. The Dulux Lamp.
17. Golden Bear Markets: Bread Profitability.
18. Graham, Inc.
19. Jones Ironworks, Inc.
20. Kinkead Equipment, Ltd.
21. Levi's Personal Pair� Jeans.
22. Maine Marine Supply, Inc.
23. M-L Fasteners, GmbH.
24. Montclair Paper Mill�The "Deep Color" Grades.
25. Morrissey Forgings, Inc.
26. Moses and San Miguel, Inc.
27. Petersen Pottery.
28. Reichard Maschinen, GmbH.
29. Ringo Rag Company.
30. Skyview Manor.
31. Sloan Styles, Inc.
32. Tashtego.
33. Tijuana Bronze Machining.
34. Unitron Corporation.
35. Wellington Chemicals Division.


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Meet the Author

Author Bio

John K. Shank

Dr. John K. Shank is a professor in the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth and a visiting professor each winter term at the Olin Graduate School at Babson College. His teaching assignments include required and elective courses in the Tuck and Olin MBA programs. Professor Shank has published 16 books, more than 100 case studies and more than 100 articles in leading journals in accounting, finance and management. His current research interests center around the strategic cost management theme. Professor Shank holds the AB degree from Oberlin College, the MBA degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and the Ph.D. in accounting from The Ohio State University. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi, the American Accounting Association, the AICPA, and the IMA. Before joining the Amos Tuck Faculty, he taught at The Ohio State University for eight years and The Harvard Business School for seven years.