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3 are differential costs because they differ if Carmen decides to sell cookies through the wholesale channel. The analysis shows a $405 increase in operating profits if Carmen sells to the other stores. Based on this analysis, Carmen decides to expand her distribution channels. Note that only differential costs and revenues affect the decision. For example, rent does not change, so it is irrelevant to the decision. In Chapters 2 through 11, we discuss methods to estimate and analyze costs, as well as how accounting systems record and report cost information.

Not only does this save order entry costs, but it reduces the chances of costly errors in the order. A major activity of managers is evaluating proposed changes in the organization. Ideas often sound reasonable, but if their benefits (typically measured in savings or increased profits) do not outweigh the costs, management will likely decide against them. The concept of considering both the costs and benefits of a proposal is cost-benefit analysis. Managers should perform cost-benefit analyses to assess whether proposed changes in an organization are worthwhile.

Although the focus in this book is on economic organizations, such as the firm, most of what we discuss applies equally well to social, religious, or political organizations. The ability of organizations to remain viable and achieve their goals, whether profit, community well-being, or political influence, depends on the decisions made by managers of the organization. Throughout the text, we emphasize that it is individuals (people) who make decisions. This theme and the following framework give us a common basis we can use to assess alternative accounting systems: • • • Decisions determine the performance of the organization.

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