Each of the text authors--Anthony A. Atkinson, Robert S. Kaplan, and S. Mark Young--is both a scholar and a top consultant for Fortune 500 and smaller companies. As a result, they have a unique focus: to help readers better understand management accounting topics, research, and issues from the perspective of a business manager. NewChapter 9, "The Balanced Scorecard." This isthe only textbook availableto offer an authoritative, comprehensive, single-chapter treatment of this topic. NewReorganization of chapters. Chapters 1-3 have been rewritten and revised into two new chapters. Chapter 1. "Management Accounting: Information That Creates Value" and Chapter 2, "Cost Management Concepts and Cost Behavior." RevisedChapter 4, "Activity-Based Cost Systems." Written by Bob Kaplan, this is the most complete ABC chapter in any management accounting textbook.Atkinson, Anthony A. is the author of 'Management Accounting', published 2003 under ISBN 9780130082176 and ISBN 0130082171.