Lawrence Weiss

Financial statements are used by a wide variety of groups as a first step in evaluating a firm's management and understanding a company's business activities. This note explains that absolute figures by themselves tell us little about whether a company is successful or how it has managed its assets and liabilities.

Published 01 Jan 1998

Reference 4725

Topic Economics & Finance

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This case is ideal as an introduction to relevant costs and product costing. The case describes the issues a manager of a German plant producing solder faces in deciding whether to scrap or reuse returned packaging which contains toxic waste or change the packaging.

Published 15 Dec 1997

Reference 4728

Topic Economics & Finance

Industry Mining & Metals

Region Europe

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Parent Industries Inc. slowly builds a simple consolidation exercise. The exercise is kept simple, as the objective is to explain the mechanics of consolidations to individuals who use financial statements as opposed to those who prepare them.

Published 01 Feb 1997

Reference 4322

Topic Economics & Finance

Region Europe

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Managerial accounting involves gathering and preparing accounting information, which is useful for managerial decision-making. It seeks to explain what happens to the wealth of the organization under different possible courses of actions. These notes review and explain the methods and process for analysing and presenting data for decision making.

Published 12 Jan 1997

Reference 4566

Topic Economics & Finance

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The case presents a short history of financial accounting, the various ways accounting information can be viewed, some fundamental questions about financial accounting, a discussion on the use of auditors, and on why accounting is regulated. It provides a conceptual framework.

Published 01 Jan 1994

Reference 4320

Topic Economics & Finance

Region Global

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