Cover: Inductive Accounting.

Inductive Accounting.

Published 1962

by Robert Goodell Brown

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A description of some of the characteristics of accounting reports and the decision process based on those reports in order to demonstrate the feasibility of creating summary accounting data for decisionmakers from sample estimates. There must be a substantial educational and sales program if managers are to be convinced that they should surrender to partial, rather than 100 percent, processing of data. In but a few instances have managers permitted internal accounting data to be determined through sample estimates. Where such a tool has been tried, it has been extremely successful. Accountants, as well as managers, are simply not aware of the possibilities for applying the best of the disciplines of accounting and statistics to the internal organizational information system. 24 pp.

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