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The Resource Costs for decision making : an instructional case of relevant costs and differential analysis of cost reduction alternatives, Scott McGregor

Costs for decision making : an instructional case of relevant costs and differential analysis of cost reduction alternatives, Scott McGregor

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Costs for decision making : an instructional case of relevant costs and differential analysis of cost reduction alternatives
Title
Costs for decision making
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an instructional case of relevant costs and differential analysis of cost reduction alternatives
Statement of responsibility
Scott McGregor
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Language
eng
Summary
Textbook questions and cases often ask students to use differential analysis to evaluate one independent cost reduction action. But businesses often have multiple cost reduction alternatives to evaluate simultaneously. Furthermore, companies may consider these options independently or through combinations of alternatives. The case is based on an actual project to evaluate alternative cost reduction actions at a large insurance company. For educational purposes, the scope of the project has been significantly reduced to one function, the accounting department, to provide students with a realistic situation in a manageable format. Students are presented with three alternative cost reduction approaches and must identify the relevant costs and calculate the estimated potential impacts of each alternative. The cost reduction actions evaluated are outsourcing ("offshoring"), greater automation, and an office relocation. Additionally, the students must identify the risks and other nonfinancial considerations associated with the potential cost reduction actions and make a recommendation
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McGregor, Scott
Dewey number
658.1552
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD47.3
LC item number
.M34 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
SAGE Knowledge. Cases
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  • Cost control
  • Decision making
Target audience
specialized
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Costs for decision making : an instructional case of relevant costs and differential analysis of cost reduction alternatives, Scott McGregor
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Publication
Note
  • Originally published in McGregor, S. (2016). Costs for decision making: An instructional case of relevant costs and differential analysis of cost reduction alternatives. IMA Education Case Journal, 9(3), Article 3
  • 2Teacher Notes for Sage Business Cases are available for academic staff. Contact the Liaison Librarian for Business and Management for details3
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
SAGE000003341
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781526426307
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Costs for decision making : an instructional case of relevant costs and differential analysis of cost reduction alternatives, Scott McGregor
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in McGregor, S. (2016). Costs for decision making: An instructional case of relevant costs and differential analysis of cost reduction alternatives. IMA Education Case Journal, 9(3), Article 3
  • 2Teacher Notes for Sage Business Cases are available for academic staff. Contact the Liaison Librarian for Business and Management for details3
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
SAGE000003341
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781526426307
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote

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