Title: Introduction to various dimensions of cost control

Authors: H.M. Soroush

Addresses: Department of Statistics and Operations Research, Kuwait University, P.O. Box 5969, Safat 13060, Kuwait

Abstract: The two dimensions of competitiveness are efficiency and effectiveness. Efficiency, in terms of production of goods and services at the least possible costs and effectiveness in terms of achieving the company goals and objectives in terms of quality, customer service, market share, community service, etc., are explored. Various papers have been written on the issues of efficiency and effectiveness. The focus of this paper is on cost control. We discuss cost control from both the macro and micro perspectives. Global competition has made the issue of cost control ever more important for the sake of survival and competitiveness.

Keywords: cost control; efficiency; effectiveness; competitiveness.

DOI: 10.1504/WREMSD.2007.014054

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2007 Vol.3 No.3/4, pp.373 - 385

Published online: 13 Jun 2007 *

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