Cost Behavior Patterns and Concepts

Respond to the scenario below with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. Be substantive and clear, and use research to reinforce your ideas.

Eddison Electronic Company (EEC) provides electricity for several states in the United States. You have been employed as a cost accountant at this organization. As an expert
in costing methods, in this assignment, you will be comparing and contrasting the following:
Full costing or absorption costing
Variable costing
Target costing
Life cycle costing
Activitybased
costing
Research each method, and respond to the following questions:
What is the definition of each costing method?
Discuss how, when, and if the costing method could be used by EEC.
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the costing method as it relates to EEC.
After your research is completed, provide a recommendation on which costing method is the best for the growth of EEC.
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Reading Assignment
Garrison, Noreen, & Brewer: Chapters 2, 5, 6, and 7
Assignment Objectives
Define fixed, variable and mixed costs, determine cost behavior patterns, and explain how these different patterns affect operating and pricing decisions.
Explain different cost concepts such as full costing, variable costing, target costing, lifecycle costing, and activitybased
costing, and recommend which to use to solve
different business issues.
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