For Further Reading

BY CHRISTINE A. GATTENIO

For Further Reading:

The New Finance: A Handbook of Business Management . By American Institute of CPAs/Society of Management Accountants of Canada. A comprehensive collection of research publications providing managers with clear guidance for implementing leading-edge management techniques and practices. New and revised guidelines are issued annually. 1996. Jersey City, New Jersey. 800-862-4272.

ABC Managers Primer: Straight Talk on Activity-Based Costing . By Gary Cokins, Alan Stratton and Jack Helbling. Full of figures and illustrations, this book does good job of explaining concepts of ABC and activity-based management (ABM). Institute of Management Accountants, 1993. Montvale, New Jersey. 800-638-4427.

The Balanced Scorecard: Translating Strategy Into Action . By Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton. Thought-provoking ideas for achieving results from strategic planning efforts. Harvard Business School Publishing, 1996. Boston, Massachusetts. 800-545-7685.

Beyond Reengineering. By Michael Hammer. Focuses on organizing firms around specific processes rather than around functions. Harper Collins, 1996. New York. (800) 242-7737.

Coopetition. By Adam M. Brandenburger & Barry J. Nalebuff. A study on how to use innovative alliances, particularly cooperation with competitors on strategically identified projects, to create win-win situations, with numerous real-life examples of success stories and failures. Doubleday, 1996. New York. 800-223-6834.

Managing Strategic and Capital Investment Decisions. By Thomas Klammer. A collection of case studies on the way investments are managed to assist management in identifying and analyzing opportunities that can improve business performance. Irwin Professional Publishing, 1993. Burr Ridge, Illinois. 800-634-3966.

Managing at the Speed of Change. By Daryl R. Conner. Highlights the ongoing challenges all managers face in the fast-paced, challenging business world. Random House, 1993. New York. 800-726-0600.

Clicking. By Faith Popcorn and Lys Marigold. Follow-up to The Popcorn Report contains lively outpouring of suggestions on how to seize advantage of 16 key societal trends and capitalize on the opportunities they present. HarperCollins, 1996. New York. 800-242-7737.

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