Beyond Budgeting by Jeremy Hope
How Managers Can Break Free from the Annual Performance Trap

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The traditional annual budgeting process--characterized by fixed targets and performance incentives--is time consuming, overcentralized, and outdated. Worse, it often causes dysfunctional and unethical managerial behavior. Based on an intensive, international study into pioneering companies, Beyond Budgeting offers an alternative, coherent management model that overcomes the limitations of traditional budgeting. Focused around achieving sustained improvement relative to competitors, it provides a guiding framework for managing in the twenty-first century.
 

About Jeremy Hope

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Hope is a management consultant and speaker. STEVE PLAYER, CPA, a partner and firmwide director of cost management for Arthur Andersen, develops activity-based management systems, and provides leadership for industry and professional groups. His clients include the Covey Leadership Center, Hewlett-Packard, Texas Instruments, NordicTrack, American Express, RhAne-Poulenc Rorer, Chemical Leaman, and Tyson Foods. An author of three books, Steve serves on the board of directors and as treasurer for the Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing-International (CAM-I). In addition, Steve serves as a resource for publications, including Investor's Business Daily, Forbes, Business Finance Magazine, Financial World, Global Finance, and International Journal of Strategic Cost Management. DAVID E. KEYS, CMA, CPA, is Household International Professor of Accountancy at Northern Illinois University. He writes for publications including Management Accounting, Journal of Cost Management, and Accounting Review. He has received several awards for excellence in teaching and has consulted with numerous companies.
 
Published February 25, 2003 by Harvard Business Review Press. 256 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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