Provided by James R. Martin, Ph.D., CMA
Professor Emeritus, University of South Florida
The following comments represent some of the complementary e-mail messages I have received over the past several years. I used the senders initials in most cases to protect their privacy. I encourage users to write recommendations for the site. These recommendations and endorsements provide the intrinsic reward that motivates me to keep building this unique accounting archive. If you send a message to endorse the MAAW site, let me know if it's okay to include your name. In any case, it will be greatly appreciated and I will place it on this page, and perhaps in some form of promotional material. Send it to me at email@example.com
Today I was looking for a quick reminder of Deming’s theory of profound knowledge and ran across your web site. Wow!!! What an amazing collection of great information here!
I recently retired from a long business career and am doing some ad hoc consulting. From time to time I advise folks to be familiar with the classic management and accounting literature. It is great find them on your site!
My very best regards to you!
I just came across your wonderful MAAW website. Are these materials available to use? If so,
1) is there a fee?
2) are the contents stable over, say, a one-year period of time (subject to minor revisions)? [i.e., is it possible to merely give students web-links embedded in a syllabus, and let them view material as needed?]
Thank you very much.
The answers are: There is no fee and the contents are stable. Anyone can use the materials on the MAAW site for educational purposes. I just ask that they indicate the source.
Dear Dr. Martin
I just wanted to drop you a note and tell you how impressed I am with your website. I cannot believe the breadth of topics and knowledge all located in one easy to use (and free) website.
I am an American currently working in the GCC (Oman specifically) training up the locals to take charge of an aluminum smelter recently built by my employer. If you had any idea of how many times I've gone on to your website and pilfered information I swear you'd send me a $10,000 invoice. The local Omani's used to think I was some kind of genius until I gave them the link to your site.
Anyway, I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your effort and how much 4 other Omani's appreciate your site. They are all now doing the Gleim study course for CMA certification and tell me that they use your site as a reference for the more advanced topics that lack detail in their study material.
Thanks for making such an effort to bring this type of information to the masses. I can promise you as one of the masses that your effort is appreciated and used.
Thank you for the website, it only took me a few seconds to realize the value of this to my students. I teach in our MS program, and I will certainly be able to use this material in my classes. I will also forward this to our BAP members as well.
My name is M. N. and I just want to email you and to tell you thank you for your website. I am doing my final in my Accounting 3 class and am writing a couple paragraphs on the master budget and stumbled on your site. It was crazy to find how much info on your site is exactly what I am looking for. I am currently in process of my Bachelors in Accounting online and in the future I want to get my CMA as well as my masters in Accounting! I was very interested in business and I finally decided to go into accounting because some have said it is the language of business. You said it perfect on your website "The pages of MAAW reveal that management and accounting topics represent a very broad and extremely important area of study for those interested in business in general, as well as those interested in accounting and management". I liked this statement a lot. I guess what I am getting at is thank you for a great site and all the information you have put there. I have been sidetracked multiple different times with the charts and info in your book as well as some of the main topics you have listed. I will continue to use your site for additional research and will pass on to others I come in contact with.
Hello Professor Martin
I am M. R. I teach managerial accounting, full time for a few more years if all goes well...
I am very impressed with your maaw website. I don't know how you are able to intellectually cover such a range of topics in detail. I also don't know how you find the time.
(There is more to this note about using the material on the MAAW site in his teaching. I said, use anything you like, just indicate the source.)
Again, Wow! I'm an assistant prof in accounting at S.., and I'm getting ready to teach a graduate management accounting course in the Fall. ...
... I'm wondering if I can use some of your MAAW material to teach Lean Accounting?
... Finally, man, your website is a sight for sore eyes. I had almost given up hope of finding signs of life out there.
Note on http://maaw.blogspot.com/
One of the best sites that both the students and faculty can use with much to gain. Congratulations to Prof Martin for this yeoman service.
Dear Professor James Martin
I am an accounting professor from Taiwan. I am so happy to find this website. You make a big contribution to academic and practice. This website really helps me a lot!
This is an incredible site. I am just starting to go through it but I think it will be a great help both in MBA and PHD courses. I like the questions.
I am a South African and am a managing director of a medium sized manufacturer in the timber industry. I was doing an internet search on cost accounting and stumbled on Ch. 2 of your book. I was absolutely amazed at how relevant and understandable the information was made even easier by the graphics. I do not have a formal accounting/financial qualification and intend to do a lot of self-study using your book and site. Will certainly pass it on to colleagues and any accounting students I know. Thank you so much.
Good day Sir.
I am so happy when I was able to browse your MAAW site. I am a Filipina CPA but currently working in Dubai. I wasn't able to bring my Accounting references so whenever I need some queries I will just browse it from the internet. Thanks GOD...Google gave me your site. It really helps me a lot.
Just discovered your site and I am overwhelmed by all the information you have provided! It will take quite a time to wade through it but I wanted to let you know how much I already appreciate your efforts.
I'm a non-traditional accounting major at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. I'm taking cost accounting this semester. I'll be sure to get the word out about your site to the rest of my class.
Dear Professor Martin,
I wish I had found your website much earlier while making my license research. This is so good. It is good to know that there are still some Professors who really want to help students and others to learn about MA. Thank you so much for your splendid contribution to MA teaching and research.
L. S., Finland
Dear Dr. Martin
I am new to the MAAW site, but very pleased at what I've already found. Thank you for providing such a helpful and inclusive resource.
... more related to a request to use one of MAAW's graphics.
I am a young man aged 29, currently studying my CIMA. I am Malawian national currently residing in South Africa.
Let me take this opportunity to thank you for notes on management accounting on your website. The information is very helpful and well structured. Its hard for us Africans to access resources to help us to further our studies. Prices of the recommended textbooks are so high, especially in my home country. Could you please assist to have more information on websites to cover topics such as strategic management, project management etc.
Dear Professor Martin
It is a pleasure to use your web site. I find it most helpful for my work with students at Z.. University.
Jim... I teach Mgt Acct at the ... and several related courses as an MBA adjunct at (other university)... and I just wanted to commend you on the most fantastic website I have ever come across. And I have seen many! ...
Great site, it's helping me for my degree. I'm an Italian student and I think that this is the best management site on the entire web, really. Thank you for the articles, summaries, concepts, links.
Compliments again, bye
Dear Dr. Martin
Thank you for providing this web valuable service. I believe it is of great value and importance to all interested, especially member and students of IMA (CMA, CFM). Thank you again, wish the best of luck and success.
Dear D. Martin:
I have recently come across your website. It is a treasure house. Congratulations!
I was wondering if you could very kindly lead me to some guidance on a particular aspect of Government contracts... Continued with more specifics.
with best regards,
I'm not sure if I'm working or playing exploring this site. It seems to be packed with useful information for a 55 year old accountant!
Dear Mr. James
Many thanks to you for the wonderful work you have done on your website. The website is full of information on the topic of Management Accounting for aspiring candidates like me for preparing better for the CMA exam. You are giving back what you have taken and I am sure I will too one day.
Dear Professor Martin
While I was running around the web looking for Constraint Management this morning I happened across your web site. What a wonderful and balanced resource! Thank you for sharing your work and that of your students.
Dear Mr. James R. Martin
My name is S. S. from Libya. I am Accountant and I am liked cost accounting. I am thanks you very much for your site. It's very useful.
Dear Prof Martin,
I am writing to you to express my sincere thanks for your special contribution to the Internet users with the precious management accounting research web.
I am a student of the Vietnam Executive MBA program (VEMBA) which is provided by University of Hawaii and conducted mostly in Vietnam, and six final weeks in the U.S. We are going to have the Managerial Accounting course early this September. While waiting for the textbook to arrive here in Hanoi and searching into to do my pre-class assignments of this course, I have found your web. This web is what I want to read. It is very helpful to me.
Thank you a lot for you kind instructions to your distant students!
I'm an associate professor in Sichuan University, China. Thank you very much for providing so many information for us.
I have been instrumental in recognising the need, planning and initiating inclusion of Total Quality Management as a part of Engineering curriculum in North India. Hitherto with formal education in the field, I have endeavored since to dive deeper into what would autogenously drive the QIP (Quality Improvement Programme).
Your resource is, to my knowledge, a mirror of good teaching. Especially the Deming part. Your synthesis of available knowledge, for use of both students and faculty, is commendable. Please accept my heartiest applause for good work.
I just found your web site and have been exploring it with great interest. You have a fantastic site! It looks great and the amount of content is staggering.
I am the controller at an aluminum die casting company in East Texas. We have been doing the basics of TOC for several years. Over the last year I have started posting some of what we have been doing as a hobby site.
Would it be ok with you if I linked to some of the pages on your site?
I am assembling an annotated directory of internet resources for my machining students at the college where I teach. I'm convinced there is much more into now on the web than in any handbook on the subject. When I came upon your site today it took my breath away. How in the world did you possibly have the time to accomplish all this?
I thank you for amazing energy. Perhaps now I'll be able to make sense out of accounting as I look through your site!
Dear Dr. Martin
I have recently accepted a job in the cost management department of a smallish mfg. company. I have lots of accounting experience but not in cost. I happened upon your website and book as I was looking up terminology and I want to thank you. The first four chapters answered a number of my questions, and I will now work my way thru the next 4. It was amazing to me that a book of this quality is available on the web. You have really helped me. I am now only three or four steps behind rather than being totally at the end of the line. ...
My name is J. F. and I am a USF alumnus and Georgia Tech MBA. I am currently CFA for a Sugar Mill in Central America. I found your review of the Goal very interesting, as me and other fellow members of the management team are currently reading and discussing it. I was wondering if you would know where to find chapter study questions for the book, that may enhance our discussions.
Many thanks for our valuable help.
For some questions related to the theory of constraints see http://maaw.info/TOCquestions.htm
Your scholarly effort has had significant influence on my students in terms of helping them to think analytically and critically.
I thank you very much.
My name is J. C. and I'm a CMA and currently working as the cost manager for (a company in Texas) ... using standard costing.
... I just wanted to thank you for allowing us to use your maaw.info. The contents of your site are extensive and highly organized. I find very useful for education and reference. ...
I just wanted to send you an email to say thank you. I am a student at the University of South Dakota and I am currently enrolled in a Cost Accounting class there. ... Until I read your book online, I had never even heard of the term "costing system", and hadn't the slightest clue on how to analyze one, or even conceptualize one... You do a phenomenal job of explaining the concepts themselves. I first read your "Five Parts of an Accounting System and even that was an "ah-ha moment" for me. Anyway... I just wanted to share my thoughts and experience and thank you for putting your hard work out for anyone to use. To offer information like that, and to make it so accessible even to a beginner, yet trustworthy, is really quite special. Your work is greatly appreciated. I really feel more confident in being able to pass the final exam in two weeks because of your book. Thank you! I feel like the cloud has finally been lifted.
I find the MAAW web site fascinating, interesting and useful.
I find the prospect of an "ongoing project to systematically categorize accounting literature from the past 100 years" made freely available to anyone who is interested absolutely fantastic! Truly an adventure with far reaching value to anyone who chooses to participate.
Certainly I will continue to enjoy the products of your dedicated work on the MAAW web site. ...