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Shannon W. Anderson
Professor of Management

Research Expertise: Empirical analysis of quantitative and qualitative field-based data as well as survey data to study:

  • Performance management and cost accounting in and at the boundaries of the firm (e.g., lean production, supplier performance management, customer profitability and lean consumption)
  • Integration of strategy, operations management and management accounting practices
  • Development and implementation of cost accounting systems

Professor Shannon W. Anderson is an expert on the design and implementation of performance measurement and cost control systems. Her research spans the fields of management accounting and operations research.

Anderson’s co-authored research on activity-based costing won the 2006 American Accounting Association’s Notable Contribution Award. She also won the 2006 AAA Management Accounting Section’s Notable Contribution to the Literature Award for her co-authored study of the performance impact of electronic data interchange (EDI) systems. Her research has been published by The Accounting Review; Accounting, Organizations and Society; Production and Operations Management; Management Science; Manufacturing and Service Operations Management; Accounting Horizons and the Journal of Management Accounting Research. She co-authored the award-winning book Implementing Management Innovations (Springer, 2001) and the textbook Fundamentals of Cost Accounting (McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 3rd edition, 2010).

A past editor of The Accounting Review, Anderson serves on the editorial boards of Accounting, Organizations and Society; Production and Operations Management; and Management Accounting Research. She has served on committees for the American Accounting Association and the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association.

Anderson is a visiting faculty member at the University of Melbourne. Before joining the Graduate School of Management faculty in June 2010, she taught at the University of Michigan and at Rice University. She received a doctorate and master’s degree in business economics at Harvard University and a B.S.E. in civil engineering at Princeton University.