Educator/Researcher Lauded for Management Insights

Robert Kaplan earns AAA laurels.

Robert S. Kaplan, PhD., received the 2006 Lifetime Contribution Award from the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association (AAA). The AICPA sponsors the citation, which recognizes individuals who have made a significant mark on management accounting education, research and practice. Kaplan, the Baker Foundation Professor at Harvard Business School, was honored for his work on linking cost and performance management systems to strategy implementation and operational excellence. He is a past recipient of the AAA Outstanding Educator Award and the CIMA Award from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (based in the United Kingdom). The AICPA and the CIMA recently collaborated on “Developments in Management Accounting,” a series of white papers.

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