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Covering many key areas of management, this text is an invaluable guide for MBA students, as well as offering a useful introduction for undergraduate and graduate students of business and management and practitioners interested in reflecting how some areas of current thinking relate to their own experience and practice.

Accounting and Finance

Accounting and finance
TonyBoczko, Hull University Business School

Chapter Overview

Key Concepts

Absorption cost model; Activity-based cost model; Balance sheet; Break-even point; CAPM; Constructionism; Cost; Cost-volume-profit analysis; Dividend model; Economic liberalism; Financial accounting; Financial management; Gearing; Income statement; Internal rate of return; Management accounting; Net present value; Portfolio theory; Present value; Profit; Ratio analysis; Standard cost model; Target-based cost model; Variable cost model; Working capital

Truth isn't outside power … Truth is a thing of this world; it is produced only by virtue of multiple forms of constraint. And it induces regular effects of power. Each society has its regime of truth, its ‘general politics’ of truth; that is, the types of discourse which it accepts and ...

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