The Balance Scorecard at 20 – Kaplan shares insights in special issue of Journal of Accounting

Emerald celebrates with free access to key research from the past 20 years
 
 
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Nov. 1, 2012 - PRLog -- United Kingdom,  November 2012 –The balance scorecard is 20. Created in 1992 by Robert S. Kaplan and David Norton, it has regularly been cited as one of the top ten management tools used around the world. To celebrate this anniversary, Emerald today publishes a special issue of Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change featuring a review article by Robert Kaplan. This special issue, along with a selection of research articles from the past 20 years, is freely accessible online from 2 -16 November by visiting http://www.emeraldinsight.com/tk/bsc2012  

In “The Balanced Scorecard: Comments on Balanced Scorecard Commentaries”,  Professor Kaplan shares his views on three papers published as part of a special issue of Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change dedicated to the twentieth anniversary of the Balanced Scorecard. In 1992, Robert Kaplan and David Norton published their seminal paper “The balanced scorecard – measures that drive performance” in Harvard Business Review.

Professor Kaplan comments, “I am pleased and honoured that the editor of Journal of Accounting & Organization Change chose to recognize the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first Balanced Scorecard (BSC) in the Harvard Business Review in 1992.  Much academic work remains to be done to understand the practical and theoretical implications of the BSC innovation and hope other academics will continue to participate in this research agenda.”

The Special Issue is Volume 8, Number 4 of Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change, published by Emerald Group Publishing and edited by Zahirul Hoque, Professor of Accounting at La Trobe business school, Australia, who comments: “This special issue will give the reader a broad résumé of issues at the forefront of balanced scorecard practices and academic research around the globe.”

Emerald plays an indispensable role in linking research and practice, to the benefit of society. To celebrate this milestone of the Balanced Scorecard at 20, Emerald has also assembled the ten most highly cited papers on the subject from its extensive management collection.

For free access details to the special issue of Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change and other selected articles, visit www.emeraldinsight.com/tk/bsc2012

For more information about Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change, visit http://www.emeraldinsight.com/jaoc.htm

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Notes to editors

•    The Balanced Scorecard is described by Kaplan and Norton as 'a set of measures that give top managers a fast but comprehensive view of the business'.

•    Robert S. Kaplan is Baker Foundation Professor at Harvard Business School, United States, and co-creator, together with David P. Norton, of the balanced scorecard, introduced in their 1992 Harvard Business Review article, “The Balanced Scorecard: Measures That Drive Performance. “

•    Zahirul Hoque, Editor of Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change, is available for interviews on request.

About Emerald    www.emeraldinsight.com

Emerald Group Publishing Limited is a global scholarly publisher, with over 40 years’ publishing experience. Emerald manages a portfolio of over 290 journals, more than 2,000 books and book series volumes, as well as an extensive range of online products and services.

Emerald is both COUNTER 3 and TRANSFER compliant. The organization is a partner of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and also works with Portico and the LOCKSS initiative for digital archive preservation.

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