Pender has prepared the following list of statements about decision making and incremental analysis.
1. The first step in management’s decision making process is, “Determine and evaluate possible courses of action.”
2. The final step in management’s decision making process is to actually make the decision.
3. Accounting’s contribution to management’s decision making process occurs primarily in evaluating possible courses of action and in reviewing the results.
4. In making business decisions, management ordinarily considers only financial information because it is objectively determined.
5. Decisions involve a choice among alternative courses of action.
6. The process used to identify the financial data that change under alternative courses of action is called incremental analysis.
7. Costs that are the same under all alternative courses of action sometimes affect the decision.
8. When using incremental analysis, some costs will always change under alternative courses of action, but revenues will not.
9. Variable costs will change under alternative courses of action, but fixed costs will not.
Identify each statement as true or false. If false, indicate how to correct the statement.