University of Southern California

Mark Young
George Bozanic and Holman G. Hurt Chair in Sports Entertainment Business & Professor of Accounting

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

Phone: 
213-740-4848
Education: 
PhD, University of Pittsburgh; MAcc, The Ohio State University; BA, Oberlin College

Overview

S. Mark Young studies management control system design and has conducted research in the automobile, airline, high tech, and entertainment industries. He has published in Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, and Academy of Management Review, and served as associate editor of The Accounting Review. His book with Dr. Drew Pinsky, The Mirror Effect, was a New York Times Best Seller. Professor Young received the Notable Contributions to the Accounting Literature Award and the Notable Contributions to the Management Accounting Literature Award. He is a distinguished fellow of the Center for Excellence in Teaching at USC.

Research

Du, F., Erkens, D. H., and Young, S. M. (2013) "EVA implementations and subjectivity,".
Young, S. M., Du, F., Dworkis, K., and Olsen, K. (2013) "It's All About All of Us: The Rise of Global Narcissism and Its Implications for Management Control System Research," Journal of Management Accounting Research (Under Review).
Dai, N., Du, F., Tang, G., and Young, S. M. (2013) "Seeking Legitimacy Through CSR Reporting: Evidence From China," The Accounting Review, (to be submitted in February).
Olsen, K., Dworkis, K., and Young, S. M. (2013) "CEO Narcissism: A Picture of Profits," Journal of Management Accounting Research, 23 (2).
Du, F., and Young, S. M. (2013) "Political Connections, Access to Bond Capital, and the Cost of Debt," Contemporary Accounting Research (to be submitted in March).
Dworkis, K. K., Olsen, K., and Young, S. M. (2013) "Intergenerational Management Control System Design: A Comparative Study of Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millennials," Journal of Management Accounting Research, Under review.
Young, S. M. (2012) "Peter Smith - The Player's Coach," University of Southern California, Volume 1, 58-61.
Du, F., Tang, G., and Young, S. M. (2012) "Influence Activities and Favoritism in Subjective Performance Evaluation: Evidence from Chinese State-owned Enterprises," The Accounting Review, 86, In Press.
Gong, J., and Young, S. M. (2012) "Management of Revenue Streams in Sequential Markets of Intellectual Properties,".
Young, S. M., "8," in Miller, C., eds., Cadets, Rangers and Junior Spacemen: Televised Rocketman Series of the 1950s and Their Fans, Palgrave-Macmillan, New York 2012.
Young, S. M., Gong, J., and Van der Stede, W. (2012) "Using Real Options to Make Decisions in the Motion Picture Industry," Strategic Finance 53-59.
Bonner, S. E., Hesford, J., Van der Stede, W., and Young, S. M. (2012) "The Social Structure of Communication In Major Accounting Research Journals," Contemporary Accounting Research, 29 (3), 869-909.
Gong, J., Van der Stede, W., and Young, S. M. (2011) "Real Options and the Cost and Revenue Relationship in Multistage Investments: Evidence from the Motion Picture Industry," Contemporary Accounting Research, 28, 1438-1466.
Young, S. M. (2011) "Readings in Management Accounting," Pearson Prentice-Hall (6th Edition), 297.
Atkinson, A., Kaplan, R., Young, S. M., and Matsumura, E. (2011) "Management Accounting: A Decision Making Approach," Pearson Prentice-Hall (6th Edition), 526.
Young, S. M., Gong, J., and Stede, W. v. (2009) "The Business of Making Money with Movies," Strategic Finance, Institute of Management Accountants.
Pinsky, D., and Young, S. M., Morgan, C., eds. The Mirror Effect: How Celebrity Narcissism is Seducing America, Harper Collins, New York, Harper Collins; New York, New York 2009.
Young, S. M. (2008) "Entertainment Management-Understanding the Business of Motion Pictures, Television, Music and Games," Prentice-Hall.
Young, S. M., Gong, J., and Van der Stede, W., "Management Accounting and Control Systems for Value Creation from Intellectual Property," in Hopwood, A., Chapman, C., and Shields, M., eds., Handbook of Management Accounting Research, Volume 3, London, England 2008.
Young, S. M., Gong, J. J., Van der Stede, W. A., Sandino, T., and Du, F. (2008) "The Business of Selling Movies. Strategic Finance 89 (9).," Strategic Finance / Institute of Management Accountants, 10 (2).
Young, S. M., Gong, J., and Van der Stede, W. (2008) "The Business of Making Movies," Strategic Finance/Institute of Management Accountants, 10 (2), 26-32.
Young, S. M., and Higgins, B. (2008) "Ten Steps to Improve Financial and Operational Performance While Improving Customer and Employee Loyalty," Journal of Corporate Accounting, 19 (2), 65-81.
Elberse, A., and Young, S. M. (2007) "The CW: Launching a Television Network," Harvard Business School Press (Case # N9-507-050), 1-23.
Chen, C., Van der Stede, W., and Young, S. M., "18," in Hopwood, A., Chapman, C., and Shields, M., eds., Handbook of Management Accounting, Elsevier, London 2007.
Hesford, J., Lee, S., Van der Stede, W., and Young, S. M., "1," in Hopwood, A., Chapman, C., and Shields, M., eds., Handbook of Management Accounting Research, Elsevier, London 2007.
Young, S. M., and Pinsky, D. (2006) "Narcissism and Celebrity," Journal of Research in Personality, 40 (5), 463-471.
Bonner, S. E., Hesford, J., Van Der Stede, W., and Young, S. M. (2006) "The Most Influential Journals in Academic Accounting," Accounting, Organizations and Society, 31 (7), 663-685.
Young, S. M., and Elberse, A. (2006) "The CW: Launching a New Television Network,".
Kaplan, R., Young, S. M., Atkinson, T., and Matsumura, E. (2006) "Management Accounting, 5th Edition," Prentice-Hall (5), 656 pages.
Young, S. M., Gong, J., Van der Stede, W., and Young, S. M., "18," in Bhimani, A., eds., Contemporary Issues in Management Accounting, Oxford University Press, Oxford University Press 2006.
Young, S. M. (2006) "Readings in Management Accounting, 5th Edition," (5th), 310 pages.
Chen, C., Van der Stede, W., and Young, S. M. (2005) "Assessing the Quality of Evidence in Empirical management Accounting Research: The Case of Survey Studies," Accounting, Organizations and Society, 30 (7-8), 655-683.
Young, S. M. (2004) "Art and Commerce--The Structure of Creative Industries," Marshall Magazine 24-29.
Young, S. M. (2003) "Performance Excellence Through Activity Value Management," Journal of Corporate Finance and Accounting 13-37.
Atkinson, T., Banker, R., Kaplan, R., and Young, S. M. (2003) "Readings in Management Accounting," Prentice Hall (3).
Young, S. M., Hesford, J., and , S. A. (2002) "Factors Influencing the Performance of Activity Based Costing Development Teams: A Field Study of ABC Model Development in the U.S. Automobile Industry," Accounting, Organizations and Society 195-211.
Higgins, B., and Young, S. M. (2001) "Modern Financial Management, Not So Easy As ABC," Journal of Corporate Finance and Accounting (15-34).
Young, S. M., and Anderson, S. (2001) "Implementing Management Innovations: Lessons Learned from an Activity-Based Costing the US Automobile Industry," Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Shields, M., and Young, S. M. (2001) "Organizational and Behavioral Issues," Warren Gorham and Lamont G1-G12.
Hastie, R., Young, S. M., and Bonner, S. E. (2000) "Incentive Effects on the Performance of Laboratory Tasks: A Review of the Evidence and Implications for Management of Accounting Research," Journal of Management Accounting Research 1-54.
Young, S. M. (1999) "Field Research Methods in Management Accounting," Accounting Horizons 76-84.
Young, S. M., Edwards, J., eds. Implementing Management Innovations Successfully: Some Principles For Lasting Change, Warren, Gorham and Lamont, New York, New York 1999.
Young, S. M., and Anderson, S. (1999) "The Impact of Contextual and Process Factors on the Evaluation of Activity Based Costing Systems," Accounting, Organizations and Society 525-560.
Young, S. M., and Shields, M. (1998) "Managing Behavioral and Organizational Factors over the Cost Management System Lifecycle," Warren Gorham and Lamont E1-1 - E1-32.
Foster, G., and Young, S. M. (1997) "Frontiers of Management Accounting Research," Journal of Management Accounting Research 63-78.
Young, S. M. (1997) "Instructor's Manual to Accompany Readings in Management Accounting," Prentice Hall (2).
Atkinson, T., Banker, R., Kaplan, R., Matsumura, E. M., and Young, S. M. (1997) "Student Study Guide to Accompany Management Accounting," Prentice Hall.
Elnatahn, D., Lin, T. W., and Young, S. M. (1996) "Benchmarking and Management Accounting: A Framework for Research," Journal of Management Accounting Research, 8, 37-54.
Perrucci, R., and Young, S. M. (1996) "," Administrative Quarterly 530-531.
Elnathan, D., Lin, T., and Young, S. M. (1996) "Benchmarking and Management Accounting: A Framework for Research," Journal of Management Accounting Research 37-54.
Young, S. M. (1996) "Survey Research in Management Accounting: A Critical Assessment," CGA Canada Research Foundation (Silver Jubilee Edition), 55-104.
Young, S. M. (1996) "The Effects of Varying Intergroup Competition and Intragroup Cooperation on Slack and Output in a Manufacturing Setting," CGA Canada Research Foundation (Silver Jubilee Edition).
Atkinson, T., Banker, R., Kaplan, R., and Young, S. M. (1995) "Readings on Management Accounting," Prentice Hall (1).
Renner, C., Selto, F., and Young, S. M. (1995) "Assessing the Organizational Fit of a Just-in-Time Manufacturing System: Testing Selection Interaction and Systems Models of Contingency Theory," Accounting, Organizations and Society, 20 (7/8), 665-684.
Atkinson, T., Banker, R., Bouillion, M.L., Kaplan, R., and Young, S. M. (1995) "Test Item File," Prentice Hall (1).
Young, S. M., and Lewis, (1995) "Incentive Contracting Research in Managerial Accounting," Cambridge University Press 55-75.
Young, S. M. (1995) "Instructor's Manual to Management Accounting," Prentice Hall (1).
Young, S. M., and Shields, M. (1994) "Managing Innovation Costs: A Study of Cost Conscious Behavior Among R&D Professionals," Journal of Management Accounting Research 175-196.
Elnathan, D., , C.M. Conway, Lin, T., Peyvandi, A., Tia, B., and Young, S. M. (1993) "Cooperative Bench-marking: A Competitive management Approach," Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Asian-Pacific Conference on International issues 70-73.
Johnson, W. Bruce, Welker, M., and Young, S. M. (1993) "Managerial Reputation and the Informativeness of Accounting and Market Measures of Performance," Contemporary Accounting Research 305-332.
Carlson, D., and Young, S. M. (1993) "Activity-Based Total Quality Management at American Express," Emerging Practices in Cost Management 45-58.
Young, S. M., and Selto, F. (1993) "Explaining Cross-Sectional Workgroup Performance Differences in a JIT Facility: A Critical Appraisal of a Field Based Study," Journal of Management Accounting Research 300-326.
Young, S. M., and Shields, M. (1993) "Antecedents and Consequences of Participative Budgeting: Empirical Evidence on the Effects of Information Asymmetry," Journal of Management Accounting Research 265-280.
Young, S. M. (1992) "A Framework for Research on the Successful Adoption and Performance of Japanese Manufacturing Practices in the United States," Academy of Management Review 677-700.
Young, S. M. (1992) "Effective Long-Term Cost Reduction: A Strategic Perspective," The Journal for Cost Management for the Manufacturing Industry 16-30.
Jaworski, B., and Young, S. M. (1992) "Dysfunctional Behavior and management Control: An Empirical Study of Marketing Managers," Accounting, Organizations, and Society 17-36.
Young, S. M., and Shields, M. (1991) "The Management of Product Life Cycle Costs: An Organizational Model," The Journal of Cost Management for the Manufacturing Industry 39-52.
Anthony, R. N., and Young, S. M. (1991) "Book Review," Journal of Marketing 106-108.
Young, S. M. (1991) "," Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal 112-114.
Hopwood, A.G., and Young, S. M. (1991) "," The Journal of Marketing.
Selto, F., and Young, S. M. (1991) "New Manufacturing Practices and Cost Management: A Review of the Literature and Directions for Research," Journal of Accounting Literature 320-351.
Young, S. M., and Merchant, K.A. (1991) "," The Journal of Marketing 106-108.
Young, S. M., and Shields, M. (1991) "Organizational and Behavioral Issues in Cost Management," Warren Gorham and Lamont E-1 - E-29.
Young, S. M., and Kaplan, R. (1991) "," The Journal of Marketing 106-108.
Davis, J., and Young, S. M. (1990) "Factories from the Past and the Future: The Implications of Robotics for Workers and Management Accounting Systems," Macmillan 87-105.
Birnberg, J., Shields, M., and Young, S. M. (1990) "The Case for Multiple Methods in Empirical Management Accounting Research: (With an Illustration from Budget Setting)," Journal of Management Accounting Research 33-66.
Shields, M., and Young, S. M. (1989) "The Management of Product Life Cycle Costs," Computer-Aided Manufacturing-Technical Report (#R-88-CMS-09), 135 pgs.
Shields, M., and Young, S. M. (1989) "A Behavioral Model for Implementing Cost Management Systems," Journal of Cost Management for the Manufacturing Industry 17-27.
Young, S. M., Internal Auditing in a Just-in-Time Manufacturing Environment, The Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation, Altamonte Springs, Florida 1988.
Shields, M., Wolf, G., and Young, S. M. (1988) "Manufacturing Controls and Performance: An Experiment," Accounting, Organizations and Society (6), 607-618.
Young, S. M., and Shields, M. (1988) "Implementing Cost Management Systems in Advanced Manufacturing Technology Firms: Behavioral Organizational Strategies," Computer-Aided Manufacturing-International Technical Report (#R-87-CMS-09), 44 pgs..
Young, S. M. (1988) "Individual Behavior, Motivation, Performance and Control," Century VII 229-246.
Park, C.W., and Young, S. M. (1986) "Consumer Response to Television Commercials: The Impact of Involvement and Background Music to Brand Attitude Formation," Journal of Marketing Research 11-24.
Young, S. M. (1985) "Participative Budgeting: The Effects on Risk Aversion and Asymmetric Information on Budgetary Slack," Journal of Accounting Research 829-842.
Young, S. M., and Park, C.W. (1984) "The Effects of Involvement and Executional Factors of a Television Commercial on Brand Attitude Formation," Marketing Science Institute Research Report (#84-100), 94 pages.
Lewis, B., Young, S. M., and Shields, M. (1983) "Evaluating Human Judgments and Decision Aids," Journal of Accounting Research 271-285.
Birnberg, J., Turopolec, L., and Young, S. M. (1983) "The Marketing of Academic Research: An Example from Accounting," Praeger 643-655.
Birnberg, J., Turopolec, L., and Young, S. M. (1983) "Original Context of Accounting," Accounting, Organizations, and Society (2/3).
Lewis, B., Turopolec, L., and Young, S. M. (1983) "The Effects of Changes in the Auditor's Standard Report," Proceedings of the American Accounting Association Midwest Regional Matters 21-31.