Management Control Systems

Management Control Systems

12th Edition

By Robert Anthony and Vijay Govindarajan

  • Copyright: 2007

  • Publication Date: May 10 2006

  • ISBN 10: 0073100897

  • ISBN 13: 9780073100890

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Management Control Systems helps students to develop the insight and analytical skills required of today's managers. Students uncover how real-world managers design, implement, and use planning

Management Control Systems helps students to develop the insight and analytical skills required of today's managers. Students uncover how real-world managers design, implement, and use planning and control systems to implement business strategies. The 12th edition builds on the strengths of prior editions by offering a rich diversity of cases balanced with current content and research.

  • Language: English – lower case

  • Imprint: Irwin/McGraw-Hill

  • Dimension: 8.1 x 10.2

  • Page Count: 784

New Features

  • Six brand-new cases address one of the core dilemmas of management control: how to simultaneously implement control systems for new ventures and core businesses within large, established corporations. These new cases center on Encyclopedia Britannica, Corning, Analog Devices, and Hasbro Interactive.
  • Ten cases that have gone out of date since the 11th edition have been eliminated.
  • Over 40 current real-world examples have been added throughout the text.

Key Features

  • In keeping with the strategic business focus, emphasis on the need to align controls helps students better understand how managers align the controls they implement with the overall strategic goals of an organization.
  • Contemporary strategic cost management topics, such as the balanced scorecard, and new research are integrated throughout the text.
  • A diverse assortment of cases exposes students to manufacturing organizations, entrepreneurial companies, large corporations, the service industry, and nonprofit organizations.
  • Coverage throughout the text on computers and the Internet, as well as the impact of information technology on management control, keeps the text current.
  • Instructors are allowed maximum flexibility in case assignment and organization due to the variety of cases provided. The majority of cases are short, but a few medium to long or two day/two part cases are also included.
  • Provides a global perspective by including domestic, foreign and international companies in the cases.

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Ch. 1 The Nature of Management Control Systems

Part 1 The Management Control Environment

Ch. 2 Understanding Strategy

Ch. 3 Understanding Behavior in Organizations

Table of Contents

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Ch. 1 The Nature of Management Control Systems

Part 1 The Management Control Environment

Ch. 2 Understanding Strategy

Ch. 3 Understanding Behavior in Organizations

Ch. 4 Responsibility Centers: Revenue and Expense Centers

Ch. 5 Profit Centers

Ch. 6 Transfer Pricing

Ch. 7 Measuring and Controlling Assets Employed

Part 2 The Management Control Process

Ch. 8 Strategic Planning

Ch. 9 Budget Preparation

Ch. 10 Analyzing Financial Performance Reports

Ch. 11 Performance Measurement

Ch. 12 Management Compensation

Part 3 Variations in Management Control

Ch. 13 Controls for Differentiated Strategies

Ch. 14 Service Organizations

Ch. 15 Multinational Organizations

Ch. 16 Management Control of Projects

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About the Authors

Robert Anthony

Robert N. Anthony is the Ross Graham Walker Professor Emeritus of Management Control at Harvard Business School. Professor Anthony has been a director of Carborundum Company and Warnaco, Inc., both Fortune 500 companies; for 25 years he has been a trustee of Colby College, including five years as chairman of the board. He has consulted for many companies and government agencies, including General Motors Corp., AT&T, the General Accounting Office, and the Cost Accounting Standards Board. Among Professor Anthony?s awards are the Distinguished Accounting Educator of the Year Award from AAA, Accounting Educator of the Year Award from Beta Alpha Psi, the Meritorious Service Award from the Executive Office of the President, the Distinguished Public Service Medal of the Department of Defense, Comptroller General?s Award of the U.S. General Accounting Office and Distinguished Service Award of the Harvard Business School Association.

Vijay Govindarajan

Vijay Govindarajan received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1978. He is the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business at the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College. Professional credits include Outstanding Teacher of the Year, voted by MBA students during several academic years; and Outstanding Business School Faculty, named by Business Week.