Using direct costing for profit and product improvement
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Using direct costing for profit and product improvement a tool for management decision making by Myron M. Miller

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Published by Prentice-Hall in Englewood Cliffs, N.J .
Written in English


  • Costs, Industrial

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Statement[by] Myron M. Miller and Robert R. Viosca.
ContributionsViosca, Robert R.
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 239 p.
Number of Pages239
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17774834M

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