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Johnson, H. Thomas 1938-

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Works: 45 works in 170 publications in 8 languages and 3,711 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Genealogy 
Roles: Author
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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 )
33 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and Dutch and held by 1,405 libraries worldwide
Describe the evolution of management accounting in American business, from the early textile mills to present-day computer-automated manufactures
Relevance regained : from top-down control to bottom-up empowerment by H. Thomas Johnson( Book )
20 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 795 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 "Johnson prescribes the necessary changes in management principles that must replace the outdated style associated with the industrial revolution.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."--Jacket
Profit beyond measure : extraordinary results through attention to work and people by H. Thomas Johnson( Book )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 442 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."--Jacket
Measuring up : charting pathways to manufacturing excellence by Robert W Hall( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 302 libraries worldwide
A new approach to management accounting history by H. Thomas Johnson( Book )
9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
Agricultural depression in the 1920's : economic fact or statistical artifact? by H. Thomas Johnson( Book )
13 editions published between 1969 and 1985 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
System and profits, early management accounting at Du Pont and General Motors by H. Thomas Johnson( Book )
4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
La contabilidad de costes : auge y caída de la contabilidad de gestión by H. Thomas Johnson( Book )
6 editions published in 1988 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Ascesa e declino della contabilità direzionale by H. Thomas Johnson( Book )
5 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in Italian and held by 24 libraries worldwide
A new approach to management accounting history by H. Thomas Johnson( Book )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
This book approaches the study of management accounting history by regarding the accounting and business records of actual organizations as indispensable source materials for historical analysis through case studies that trace the historical development of virtually all the internal accounting practices associated today with management accounting
Urbanization and economic growth in Canada, 1851-1971 by H. Thomas Johnson( Book )
2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Research and current issues in management accounting ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Manufacturing accounting in a New England textile mill, 1856-1910 by H. Thomas Johnson( Book )
3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Accounting history's claim to legitimacy by Anthony G Hopwood( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in Undetermined and English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Zhuan lie dian shang de cheng ben guan li : zhao hui guan li hui ji shi qu de you guan xing by Sheng Qiang( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in Chinese and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Toyota wa naze tsuyoi no ka : shizen seimei shisutemu keiei no shinzui by H. Thomas Johnson( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in Japanese and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Rerebansu rosuto by H. Thomas Johnson( Book )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in Japanese and Portuguese and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Marriage licenses, Lawrence County, Alabama, 1828-1884 by H. Thomas Johnson( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Activity-based information ; A blueprint for world-class management accounting by H. Thomas Johnson( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
H. Johnson
Johnson, H. T. 1938-
Johnson, Thomas
Johnson, Thomas 1938-
إتش. جونسون
ジョンソン, H. T
Languages
English (117)
Italian (7)
Japanese (6)
Spanish (5)
Portuguese (2)
French (1)
Chinese (1)
Dutch (1)
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