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

PhD, University of Pittsburgh; MAcc, The Ohio State University; BA, Oberlin College


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.


CEO Narcissism: A Picture of Profits 2013
It's All About All of Us: The Rise of Global Narcissism and Its Implications for Management Control System Research 2013
Seeking Legitimacy Through CSR Reporting: Evidence From China 2013
EVA implementations and subjectivity 2013
Political Connections, Access to Bond Capital, and the Cost of Debt 2013
Intergenerational Management Control System Design: A Comparative Study of Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millennials 2013
Peter Smith - The Player's Coach 2012
Influence Activities and Favoritism in Subjective Performance Evaluation: Evidence from Chinese State-owned Enterprises 2012
Management of Revenue Streams in Sequential Markets of Intellectual Properties 2012
Creating A Sense of Wonder: The Glorious Legacy of Space Opera Toys of the 1950's 2012
Using Real Options to Make Decisions in the Motion Picture Industry 2012
Real Options and the Cost and Revenue Relationship in Multistage Investments: Evidence from the Motion Picture Industry 2011
Management Accounting: A Decision Making Approach 2011
Readings in Management Accounting 2011
The Business of Making Money with Movies 2009
The Mirror Effect: How Celebrity Narcissism is Seducing America 2009
Entertainment Management-Understanding the Business of Motion Pictures, Television, Music and Games 2008
Management Accounting and Control Systems for Value Creation from Intellectual Property 2008
The Business of Selling Movies. Strategic Finance 89 (9). 2008
The Business of Making Movies 2008
Ten Steps to Improve Financial and Operational Performance While Improving Customer and Employee Loyalty 2008
The CW: Launching a Television Network 2007
Doing Management Accounting Survey Research 2007
Management Accounting: A Bibliographic Study 2007
Narcissism and Celebrity 2006
Management Accounting, 5th Edition 2006
Organization and Control and Management Accounting in Context: A Case Study of the US Motion Picture Industry 2006
Readings in Management Accounting, 5th Edition 2006
The CW: Launching a New Television Network 2006
Assessing the Quality of Evidence in Empirical management Accounting Research: The Case of Survey Studies 2005
Art and Commerce--The Structure of Creative Industries 2004
Performance Excellence Through Activity Value Management 2003
Readings in Management Accounting 2003
Factors Influencing the Performance of Activity Based Costing Development Teams: A Field Study of ABC Model Development in the U.S. Automobile Industry 2002
Modern Financial Management, Not So Easy As ABC 2001
Implementing Management Innovations: Lessons Learned from an Activity-Based Costing the US Automobile Industry 2001
Organizational and Behavioral Issues 2001
Incentive Effects on the Performance of Laboratory Tasks: A Review of the Evidence and Implications for Management of Accounting Research 2000
Field Research Methods in Management Accounting 1999
Implementing Management Innovations Successfully: Some Principles For Lasting Change 1999
The Impact of Contextual and Process Factors on the Evaluation of Activity Based Costing Systems 1999
Managing Behavioral and Organizational Factors over the Cost Management System Lifecycle 1998
Frontiers of Management Accounting Research 1997
Instructor's Manual to Accompany Readings in Management Accounting 1997
Student Study Guide to Accompany Management Accounting 1997
Benchmarking and Management Accounting: A Framework for Research 1996
Benchmarking and Management Accounting: A Framework for Research 1996
Survey Research in Management Accounting: A Critical Assessment 1996
The Effects of Varying Intergroup Competition and Intragroup Cooperation on Slack and Output in a Manufacturing Setting 1996
Assessing the Organizational Fit of a Just-in-Time Manufacturing System: Testing Selection Interaction and Systems Models of Contingency Theory 1995
Incentive Contracting Research in Managerial Accounting 1995
Instructor's Manual to Management Accounting 1995
Readings on Management Accounting 1995
Test Item File 1995
Managing Innovation Costs: A Study of Cost Conscious Behavior Among R&D Professionals 1994
Cooperative Bench-marking: A Competitive management Approach 1993
Managerial Reputation and the Informativeness of Accounting and Market Measures of Performance 1993
Activity-Based Total Quality Management at American Express 1993
Antecedents and Consequences of Participative Budgeting: Empirical Evidence on the Effects of Information Asymmetry 1993
Explaining Cross-Sectional Workgroup Performance Differences in a JIT Facility: A Critical Appraisal of a Field Based Study 1993
A Framework for Research on the Successful Adoption and Performance of Japanese Manufacturing Practices in the United States 1992
Effective Long-Term Cost Reduction: A Strategic Perspective 1992
Dysfunctional Behavior and management Control: An Empirical Study of Marketing Managers 1992
The Management of Product Life Cycle Costs: An Organizational Model 1991
New Manufacturing Practices and Cost Management: A Review of the Literature and Directions for Research 1991
Organizational and Behavioral Issues in Cost Management 1991
Book Review 1991
Factories from the Past and the Future: The Implications of Robotics for Workers and Management Accounting Systems 1990
The Case for Multiple Methods in Empirical Management Accounting Research: (With an Illustration from Budget Setting) 1990
The Management of Product Life Cycle Costs 1989
A Behavioral Model for Implementing Cost Management Systems 1989
Implementing Cost Management Systems in Advanced Manufacturing Technology Firms: Behavioral Organizational Strategies 1988
Individual Behavior, Motivation, Performance and Control 1988
Internal Auditing in a Just-in-Time Manufacturing Environment 1988
Manufacturing Controls and Performance: An Experiment 1988
Consumer Response to Television Commercials: The Impact of Involvement and Background Music to Brand Attitude Formation 1986
Participative Budgeting: The Effects on Risk Aversion and Asymmetric Information on Budgetary Slack 1985
The Effects of Involvement and Executional Factors of a Television Commercial on Brand Attitude Formation 1984
Evaluating Human Judgments and Decision Aids 1983
Original Context of Accounting 1983
The Effects of Changes in the Auditor's Standard Report 1983
The Marketing of Academic Research: An Example from Accounting 1983