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Johnson, H. Thomas 1938-

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Works: 45 works in 114 publications in 6 languages and 3,621 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Conference proceedings 
Classifications: HF5605, 658.151109
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Publications about H. Thomas Johnson
Publications by H. Thomas Johnson
Most widely held works by H. Thomas Johnson
Relevance lost : the rise and fall of management accounting by H. Thomas Johnson( Book )
17 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 1,420 libraries worldwide
Relevance regained : from top-down control to bottom-up empowerment by H. Thomas Johnson( Book )
12 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 765 libraries worldwide
"Building on his pathbreaking, award-winning bestseller, Relevance Lost, H. Thomas Johnson presents a devastating critique of the top-down hierarchical accounting systems that have dominated American corporations since the 1950s. Johnson shows exactly how "managing by remote control" through results-oriented accounting information has obscured and obstructed the real business objective: to reduce process variation and lead times for the purpose of obtaining and keeping satisfied customers. The failure of most American businesses to be competitive and profitable in recent years, he contends, is their reliance on management accounting information to control people's actions and productivity." "Cost-focused imperatives from on high must be replaced, Johnson asserts, with information systems that link actions with imperatives of global competition. Past practices of manipulating processes to achieve accounting cost targets dictated by "top-down" command and control information must he replaced by "bottom-up" empowerment. Self-managing work teams, according to Johnson, must own problem-solving information to reduce variation, delays, and excess in processes." "Johnson prescribes the necessary changes in management principles that must replace the outdated style associated with the industrial revolution. Responsiveness to customers--not accounting costs--and flexibility--reducing lead times and removing constraints--are necessary for sustained competitive excellence and long-term profitability." "Johnson discusses the radical overhauls of companies, such as General Electric's work-outs/"best practices" program, Eastman Kodak's process control costing, and Harley-Davidson's work simplification programs, and shows how these strong commitments to new strategies maximize a company's most important assets: people and time. To be globally competitive, he claims, a company's work must be directed toward selling to customers, not just selling products. Transaction- or product-oriented companies, according to Johnson, ultimately will lose out to responsive, customer-oriented ones."--BOOK JACKET
Profit beyond measure : extraordinary results through attention to work and people by H. Thomas Johnson( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 444 libraries worldwide
"Profit Beyond Measure details how two extremely profitable manufacturers, Toyota and the Swedish truck maker Scania, have rejected the traditional mechanistic mindset of managing by results that generates waste. Johnson and Broms explain how Toyota and Scania achieve their legendary cost advantage through a revolutionary concept they call managing by means (MBM). Instead of being driven to meet preconceived accounting targets, the production systems of Toyota and Scania are governed by the three precepts guide all living systems: self-organization, interdependence, and diversity."--BOOK JACKET
Measuring up : charting pathways to manufacturing excellence by Robert W Hall( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
A new approach to management accounting history by H. Thomas Johnson( Book )
5 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
Agricultural depression in the 1920's : economic fact or statistical artifact? by H. Thomas Johnson( Book )
9 editions published between 1969 and 1985 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
System and profits, early management accounting at Du Pont and General Motors ( Book )
2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
La méthode MBM : pour un management de la performance durable by H. Thomas Johnson( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in French and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Montre les limites du management par les résultats (MBR) et développe les atouts du management par les méthodes (MBM), modèle de mesure s'inspirant des systèmes vivants (auto-organisation, interdépendance, diversité). Présente la mise en place du MBM dans l'organisation aux niveaux de la production, la conception, la comptabilité et l'évaluation
A New Approach to Management Accounting History (RLE Accounting) by H. Thomas Johnson( file )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
The articles and papers reprinted in this volume, all written after 1970, represent a departure from the earlier conventional notion of accounting history research. They approach the study of management accounting history by regarding the accounting and business records of actual organizations as indispensable source materials for historical analysis. Analysis of these records has yielded a new conception of management accounting. These studies suggest that the forces contributing to management accounting's development are more numerous and complex than historians had realized. The case stu
La Contabilidad de costes : auge y caída de la contabilidad de gestión by H. Thomas Johnson( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Profit Beyond Measure Extraordinary Results Through Attention to Process and People by H. Thomas Johnson( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Waste has plagued almost every industrial-age firm for the past century. In this powerfully argued alternative to conventional cost management thinking, experts H. Thomas Johnson and Anders Bröms assert that any company can avoid the waste that is generated through excessive operating costs in the short run and excessive losses from market instability in the long run. To gain more secure levels of profitability, management must simply change how it thinks about work and how it organizes work. Profit Beyond Measure details how two extremely profitable manufacturers, Toyota and the Swedish truck
Urbanization and economic growth in Canada, 1851-1971 by H. Thomas Johnson( Book )
2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Verloren relevantie : opkomst en ondergang van de interne verslaggeving by H. Thomas Johnson( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in Dutch and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Beschouwing van de naar de mening van de auteurs ontoereikende interne verslaggeving, met name in Amerikaanse bedrijven
Zhuan lie dian shang de cheng ben guan li : zhao hui guan li hui ji shi qu de you guan xing by Qiang sheng( Book )
2 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in Chinese and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Research and current issues in management accounting ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Manufacturing accounting in a New England textile mill, 1856-1910 by H. Thomas Johnson( Book )
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Accounting history's claim to legitimacy by Tony Hopwood( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in Undetermined and English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
La riscossa della contabilità direzionale : dal controllo top down all'empowerment by H. Thomas Johnson( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in Italian and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Ascesa e declino della contabilità direzionale by H. Thomas Johnson( Book )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in Italian and held by 4 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Johnson, Thomas, 1938-
ジョンソン, H. T
Languages
English (70)
Italian (5)
Spanish (3)
Chinese (2)
French (1)
Dutch (1)
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