Descriptions of activity‐based‐costing (ABC) systems have become a standard part of managerial accounting texts. While ABC implementation issues are the focus of a number of articles, these issues are often not addressed in a typical textbook. This case is designed to familiarize you with the behavioral and technical variables that can aid or impede successful ABC implementation. Anderson's (1995) factor‐stage model provides a template to organize the discussion of ABC success factors. In this case, you will be cast in the role of a business consultant. You are asked to synthesize the case study's key “change management” insights into a report that could be shared with co‐workers in an intranetbased knowledge management system. In addition, you may be expected to prepare a formal presentation of the report for your peers.

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