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Quantitative models in accounting : a procedural guide for professionals /
Ahmed Belkaoui.
imprint
New York : Quorum Books, 1987.
description
xiv, 359 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
089930186X (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
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imprint
New York : Quorum Books, 1987.
isbn
089930186X (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
catalogue key
3475696
 
Includes bibliographies and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1987-12:
Many accounting executives are expert in accounting, tax, and data-processing techniques but weak in dealing with mathematical and statistical models. Although they studied these models in business courses, they rarely meet them in practice until reaching fairly high levels in management. Belkaoui, a prolific author on accounting topics, provides a useful summary and review for executives in such a position. After a review of mathematics and statistics, Belkaoui covers cost-volume-profit analysis, regression analysis, learning curves, linear programming, cost variances, inventory models, capital budgeting, and network analysis. The coverage of these topics is somewhat condensed, but each chapter includes a bibliography that can guide the reader to further material. There is little here that is not well covered in business textbooks, so the book would be only marginally desirable for a college library.-G.E. Philips, University of New Mexico
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'œMany accounting executives are expert in accounting, tax, and data-processing techniques but weak in dealing with mathematical and statistical models. Although they studied these models in business courses, they rarely meet them in practice until reaching fairly high levels in management. Belkaoui, a prolific author on accounting topics, provides a useful summary and review for executives in such a position. After a review of mathematics and statistics, Belkaoui covers cost-volume-profit analysis, regression analysis, learning curves, linear programming, cost variances, inventory models, capital budgeting, and network analysis. The coverage of these topics is somewhat condensed, but each chapter includes a bibliography that can guide the reader to further material.'' Choice
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This professional book is designed for managers involved in the use of quantitative techniques to solve accounting-based problems. Belkaoui takes the reader in hand and carefully reviews the mathematical and statistical techniques needed to understand quantitative models, and then introduces those models of relevance to accounting areas of cost-volume-profit analysis, cost estimation, linear programming, cost control, inventory models, capital budgeting, and network analysis.
Table of Contents
Review of Mathematics
Review of Probability and Statistics
Review of Matrix Algebra Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis under Uncertainty Cost
Estimation: Regression Analysis Cost
Estimation: The Learning Curve Linear Programming
Quantitative Approaches to Cost
Control Inventory Models in Cost
Accounting Capital Budgeting
Control of Complex Programs Network Analysis
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