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Unformatted text preview: he economy, and to help readers see the universal applicability of the concepts. Moreover, examples have been chosen with the hope that they will “resonate” with the reader
as an organization with which he or she has some familiarity. The same is true for the practice cases.
Interactive Learning Process
A key philosophical underpinning of the primer is that the development of new skills requires practice. Learning management accounting is a bit like learning to get around in a new city. If another person took you on many
drives around the city, you would learn very little about the location of landmarks and how to get from one place to
another. If you took a single drive by yourself, however, you would learn a great deal about the city—far more than
you would learn in dozens of trips as a passenger.
In this primer, you are more of a driver than a passenger. Throughout each chapter you are given opportunities
to practice using the techniques covered. You do so by preparing answers to problems that appear throughout...
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