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Kaplan and Cooper present a structured and concise look at the importance of activity- based costing and the position it should take in world-class performance management systems. Cost and Effect will be required reading for all our performance management consultants. --Ralph W. Canter, National Partner in charge of Performance Management, KPMG Peat Marwick LLP
Activity-based costing is a powerful tool that continues progressing under the leadership of its creators, Bob Kaplan and Robin Cooper. Finally, here is the book that brings together all of their ideas for driving improved performance--invaluable information for executives, operations managers, and accountants. --Erik F. Riswick, President, Maplehurst Bakeries, Inc.
The definitive work on activity-based management, Cost and Effect will serve as a blueprint for the next generation of management accounting. --Srikant Datar, Arthur Lowes Dickinson Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
admire the skill of writing an entire book that says the same thing. Not much takeaway from the book... TOC was better... Read morePublished on July 30, 2013 by Edmund Pek
Kaplan and Cooper put together one of the best summaries of the state of cost management. Not really the state, but the best of what it could be. Read morePublished on December 23, 2011 by Mike Fournier
Kaplan & Cooper provide a systematic execution path to businesses wishing to understand their cost structures (and therefore profit opportunities) better than their competitors. Read morePublished on April 23, 2009 by Trevor Cook
I read this book as part of an MBA module. I didnt know anything about Activity Based Costing at the time and so the book was a little difficult since it was not meant to be an... Read morePublished on November 28, 2008 by N. Mozahem
First of all, this book doesn't give the pleasure of good reading. C'mon, what kind of pleasure do you expect from a 500 pages book with very small fonts? Read morePublished on October 25, 2004 by Syafrinal Syarien
After reading several academic papers concerning activity based costing I still wasn't convinced about the usefullness of the methodology. Read morePublished on December 27, 2001