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Current Trends in Cost of Quality: Linking the Cost of Quality and Continuous Improvement.

Current Trends in Cost of Quality: Linking the Cost of Quality and Continuous Improvement, by John Hawley Atkinson, Jr., et al., National Association of Accountants (now the Institute of Management Accountants), 10 Paragon Drive, Montvale, New Jersey 07645, 1991, 114 pp., $34.95.

Researchers from public accounting, industry and academia contributed to this study, which examines how the cost of quality has been successfully measured, reported, analyzed and applied in both manufacturing and service environments. Executives in divisions of four large companies were interviewed to determine the perceived cost of quality reporting on organizational structure, corporate culture, cost management and quality control functions. Based on this project and earlier related research, the authors believe that cost of quality reporting is evolving from a cost reduction tool to part of a philosophy that supports continuing product improvement. This is a very interesting book for accountants in industry.
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Author:Fogg, Stephen L.
Publication:Journal of Accountancy
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Dec 1, 1991
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