TAILIEUCHUNG - Lecture Managerial accounting - Appendix A: Pricing products and services

Appendix A - Pricing products and services. This appendix focuses on pricing products and services. It explains the economist’s approach to pricing, the absorption costing approach to cost-plus pricing, and the meaning of target costing. | Pricing Products and Services Appendix A McGraw-Hill/Irwin Copyright © 2012 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. Appendix A: Pricing Products and Services This appendix focuses on pricing products and services. It explains the economist’s approach to pricing, the absorption costing approach to cost-plus pricing, and the meaning of target costing. The Economists’ Approach to Pricing Elasticity of Demand The price elasticity of demand measures the degree to which the unit sales of a product or service are affected by a change in unit price. Change in Price versus Change in Unit Sales Economists’ look at pricing by examining the price elasticity of demand for the good or service. The price elasticity of demand measures the degree of change in sales impacted by a change in price. Price Elasticity of Demand Demand for a product is inelastic if a change in price has little effect on the number of units sold. Example The demand for designer perfumes sold at cosmetic .