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 Dr. Robert S. Kaplan

Dr. Robert S. Kaplan

Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development, Emeritus, Harvard Business School


Robert S. Kaplan is the world’s leading authority on strategic performance measurement. He is a co-founder of both Palladium and its predecessor firm, Balanced Scorecard Collaborative, advises Palladium practitioners on emerging best practices and speaks at Palladium events around the world. Kaplan joined the Harvard Business School faculty in 1984 after spending 16 years on the faculty of the business school at Carnegie Mellon University, serving as its Dean from 1977 to 1983. Kaplan is co-developer of both activity-based costing/activity-based management, and the Balanced Scorecard. He has authored or co-authored 14 books, 20 Harvard Business Review articles, and more than 150 other papers. Recent books include The Execution Premium: Linking Strategy to Operations for Competitive Advantage, the fifth Balanced Scorecard book co-authored with David Norton, and Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing with Steve Anderson. Elected to the Accounting Hall of Fame in 2006, he received the Lifetime Contribution Award for Distinguished Contributions to Advancing the Management Accounting Profession from the Institute of Management Accountants in 2008 and the Lifetime Contribution Award from the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association (AAA) in 2006.  Kaplan received the Outstanding Accounting Educator Award in 1988 from the AAA, the 1994 CIMA Award from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) for "Outstanding Contributions to the Accountancy Profession," and the 2001 Distinguished Service Award from the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) for contributions to the practice and academic community. The Financial Times included him in its 2005 list of Top 25 Business Thinkers. The Accenture Institute for Strategic Change named him, in 2002 and 2003, among the Top 50 Thinkers and Writers on Management Topics. Dr. Kaplan received a B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in operations research from Cornell University. He has received honorary doctorates from the Universities of Stuttgart (1994), Lodz (2006), and Waterloo (2008).












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