The Contribution of the Harvard Business School to Management Control, 1908-1980

Posted: 23 Jun 2008

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Stephen A. Zeff

Rice University - Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business

Date Written: June 23, 2008

Abstract

Using archival and published sources, the author studies the evolution of thinking, teaching and writing at the Harvard Business School from 1908 to 1980 in the areas of cost/management accounting, financial accounting, and management control, including information systems, and how the Business School propagated its approach around the world. Contemporaneous developments at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Chicago are also examined.

Keywords: management accounting, business schools, accounting education

JEL Classification: M40, M41, M46, M49

Suggested Citation

Zeff, Stephen A., The Contribution of the Harvard Business School to Management Control, 1908-1980 (June 23, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1150211 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1150211

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