Measuring quality costs is becoming an increasingly more important task for accountants. This is especially true in light of new definitions and goals of quality programs, which are primarily to produce goods and services with zero defects while preventing problems, improving reliablity and eliminating waste. This article examines how accountants can provide cost information using the traditional quality cost model along with expected value techniques so that managers may make more effective decisions to accomplish these goals. Hylton Meier, H.
As the model for corporate governance has emerged in the US after decades of evolution, culminating with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in , there has also been interest in corporate governance models used in other countries. This has particular importance considering the increased competition for capital in international markets with investors wishing to make sound financial decisions by seeking information from companies, regardless of their national registry, that is open, accessible and accurate. This paper examines the framework for corporate governance in the US, its evolution over time, and reviews corporate governance models used in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland.
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Academic journal article Journal of Applied Finance. For nearly years, outstanding professors at US universities have been rewarded by receiving the designation of a distinguished chair or fellow. This article examines titled positions in the academic field of finance over the ten year period, from , and presents time series trends and cross-sectional information. The tabulated findings assist in arriving at 1 a profile of the characteristics of the individuals who hold titled positions in finance; 2 the characteristics of the schools providing these titled positions; and 3 trends that indicate similarities and differences in these profiles over the past decade. In this study, we analyze the multidimensional characteristics of titled positions in the academic field of finance. This article examines data of five academic years between and expands upon the only published overview of named finance chairs by Metwalli and Tang Pertinent data were extracted from the five issues of the Hasselback's Finance Faculty Directory for the academic years beginning in , , , , and on faculty at more than US colleges and universities who had the designation of a special or named "chair," "professorship", or "fellowship. Our findings are presented with the help of seven exhibits. The discussion of the findings is kept terse for reasons of space. For the most part, the tabulated findings are self-explanatory and allow the readers to reach their own conclusions regarding the time series trends as well as the cross-sectional peculiarities.
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