POP’S INCORPORATED MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING AS A STRATEGIC DECISION TOOL Brian Miller Assistant Professor of accounting Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio Jon Austin Associate Professor of Marketing Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio Kenneth Schappell Finance Group Manager The Procter and Gamble company, Cincinnati, Ohio Background Paulo “Pops” Gigliotti emigrated from Italy and settled in Dayton, Ohio. In Italy, Mr. Gigliotti had earned both a bachelors and masters degree in food chemistry and worked for several food processing companies.

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