The setting of this case, the recession of 1980. G. Wilson & Co. is a job shop, the company receives by submitting the low bid. Robert Monroe, the controller was like running a trial version of direct costing. The case provides financial information for six months under both direct cost and full-cost accounting. The case can be used to show the difference between absorption and marginal costing, such as direct costing and the contribution approach can be used in pricing, and illustrate an offer vehic … Read more »

The setting of this case, the recession of 1980. G. Wilson & Co. is a job shop, the company receives by submitting the low bid. Robert Monroe, the controller was like running a trial version of direct costing. The case provides financial information for six months under both direct cost and full-cost accounting. The case can be used to show the difference between absorption and marginal costing, such as direct costing and the contribution approach can be used in pricing, and illustrate to provide a vehicle for the discussion of cost allocation.
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William Rotch,
James R. Rubin,
C. Ray Smith,
Almand R. Coleman
Source: University of Virginia Darden School Foundation
3 pages.
Publication Date: Mar 08, 2010. Prod #: UV1650-PDF-ENG
G. Wilson & Co., Inc. HBR case solution

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