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Shahid Ansari

Professor

CEO of Babson Global
Academic Division: Accounting & Law
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Bio

Dr. Shahid Ansari is a faculty member in the accounting division at Babson College and is currently assigned to be the CEO of Babson Global, a wholly owned subsidiary of Babson College. He has previously served as the Provost and Dean of Faculty of Babson College. Dr. Ansari received his MBA from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi and his Ph.D. in Accounting and Organizational Behavior from Columbia University. He has been a faculty member at UCLA, NYU, the Naval Postgraduate School and California State University Northridge before coming to Babson. He has also been a visiting faculty at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France, Macquarie University, Australia and Pretoria University, South Africa, Marshall School at USC, Rice University and Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia. Dr. Ansari has won several awards and honors for distinguished teaching during his career. The Consortium for Advanced Management International (CAM-I) awarded Dr. Ansari the prestigious Bob Bonsack Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Advancement of Cost Management for his thought leadership. He also received the Jim Bulloch Innovation in Management Accounting Education Award from the American Accounting Association. Dr. Ansari's has extensive consulting and executive education experience with major national and multi-national firms including several years as a faculty for Shell Learning Center in Houston and Holland. He has served on the Board of Directors of many new start-ups, some of whom have grown into significant mature businesses.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Columbia University
  • MBA, Karachi University
  • B. Com., Karachi University

Academic Interests

Cost Managerial Accounting; Management Accounting; Management Control Systems; Strategic Cost Analysis

Awards & Honors

  • 2003 - Institute of Management Accountant’s Certificate of Merit for Best Paper, Institute of Management Accountants
  • 1999 - Bob Bonsack Award for “Distinguished Contribution to the Advancement of Cost Management., Consortium for Advanced Management (CAM-I)
  • 1999 - Best Paper Award, Society for Cost Estimators (SCEA)
  • 1998 - Best Applied Research Project Publication, College of Business, CSUN
  • 1998 - Best Selling New Title, Irwin/McGraw Hill
  • 1997 - Jim Bulloch Innovations in Management Accounting Education Award, American Accounting Association and Institute of Management Accountants
  • 1997 - Distinguished Visitor, Pretoria University, South Africa
  • 1991 - Ernst & Young Visiting Scholar, Macquarie University, Australia
  • 1987 - Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise Award, California State University Northridge (CSUN).
  • 1976 - Graduate School of Management Student Association Teaching Award, GSM Student Association, UCLA.
  • 1976 - George Robbins Teaching Excellence Award, Graduate School of Business, UCLA.
  • 1976 - Outstanding Teacher Award, Management Alumni Association, UCLA.

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Iyer, B.R., Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E., Schlesinger, P.F. (2014). Educating Entrepreneurial Leaders. Journal of Entrepreneurship Education, 17(12), 31-51. link
  • Bell, J.E., Wain, C.A., Ansari, S.L. (2014). "New Product Innovation at Chet's Fan Manufacturing, Inc.. Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies, 20(5), 7.
  • Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E. (2009). Five Easy Pieces. Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change, 5(2), 139-167.
  • Ansari, S.L., Nanni, A.J., Pachamanova, D.A., Kopcso, D.P. (2008). Using Simulation to Model Customer Behavior in the Context of Customer Lifetime Value Estimation. INFORMS Transactions on Education, 9(1), 1-10. link
  • Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E., Swenson, D. (2006). A Template for Implementing Target Costing. Cost Management
  • Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E., Kim, I., Swenson, D. (2003). A Field Study of Best Practices in Target Costing. Management Accounting, 4(2), 12-17.
  • Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E., Kim, I., Swenson, D. (2002). Target Costing Best Practices in the US. Controlling
  • Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E., Lundblad, H. (2002). TransEuro Corporation: A Management Practices Case. Strategic Finance

Books

  • Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E., Swenson, D. (2005). Hitting the Target: Novis Publishing

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E. (2009). Shell Gabon. IMA Educational Case Journal, link
  • Ansari, S.L.Ali’s Gators Inc. (Interdisciplinary case combining Accounting, Law and Statistic] . Thompson Custom Publishing,
  • Ansari, S.L.DWS (Interdisciplinary case combining Accounting, Micro-Economics and Statistics] . Thompson Custom Publishing,
  • Ansari, S.L.North West State . Thompson Custom Publishing,
  • Ansari, S.L.Speedy Gonzales . Thompson Custom Publishing,
  • Ansari, S.L.Worldwide Investments . Thompson Custom Publishing,

Presentations

  • Designing ETA into non-business and entrepreneurship curricula
    Ansari, S. Designing ETA into non-business and entrepreneurship curricula , Monterey, Mexico (2013)
  • Educating Entrepreneurial Leaders
    Bell, J., Ansari, S., Iyer, B., Schlesinger, P. Educating Entrepreneurial Leaders Allied Academies Fall 2013 International Conference, San Antonio, TX (2013)
  • New Product Innovation at CFM, Inc.
    Bell, J., Wain, C., Ansari, S. New Product Innovation at CFM, Inc. Allied Academies Fall 2013 International Conference, San Antonio, TX (2013)
  • The New Entrepreneurial Leader: Developing Leaders Who Shape Social and Economic Opportunity
    Greenberg, D., Ansari, S., McKone-Sweet, K. The New Entrepreneurial Leader: Developing Leaders Who Shape Social and Economic Opportunity The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Dean’s Conference, New Orleans, LA (2012)
  • Five Easy Pieces
    Bell, J., Ansari, S. Five Easy Pieces Global Accounting and Organizational Change, Melbourne, Australia (2008)
  • Pelarsen Windows
    Ansari, S. Pelarsen Windows 2008 IMA Annual Case Conference, Tampa, FL (2008)
  • IMA Annual Case Conference
    Ansari, S. IMA Annual Case Conference ATINER Conference, Athens, Greece (2007)
  • Hammond Cards
    Nanni, A., Mulligan, P., Ansari, S. Hammond Cards American Accounting Association-Management Accounting Section International Case and Research Conference, Ft. Worth, Texas (2007)
  • “When Theory Leads Practice: The Case of Target Costing,”
    Bell, J., Ansari, S., Okano, H. “When Theory Leads Practice: The Case of Target Costing,” 2006 Meeting AAA, Washington, D>C> (2006)
  • Implementing Target Costing
    Ansari, S., Capperauld, T. Implementing Target Costing 2006 IMA Annual Meeting, Las Vegas (2006)
  • Life as a House
    Ansari, S. Life as a House Darden Design Conference, () (2005)
  • GAD Corporation
    Ansari, S. GAD Corporation AAA Management Accounting Conference, Scottsdale, AZ (2005)
  • Teaching Lean versus Mass Production in the Class – A Simulation
    Ansari, S. Teaching Lean versus Mass Production in the Class – A Simulation AAA Management Accounting Conference, Scottsdale, AZ (2005)
  • Understanding Production Environments and ther Influence on Management Accounting
    Bell, J., Ansari, S., Klammer, T. Understanding Production Environments and ther Influence on Management Accounting IMA Annual Meeting, Las Vegas (2004)
  • Hitting The Target
    Ansari, S. Hitting The Target TC Conference, France (2004)
  • Strategic Cost Management
    Ansari, S. Strategic Cost Management TC Conference, France (2004)
  • Strategic Thinking in the Classroom
    Bell, J., Ansari, S., Mandel, M. Strategic Thinking in the Classroom MidSouth Association of Business Disciplines, Jackson, MS (2004)
  • Dell Computers
    Bell, J., Ansari, S. Dell Computers Management Accounting Conference, Florida (2004)
  • Lean Vs Mass Production: A Classroom Simulation
    Bell, J., Ansari, S. Lean Vs Mass Production: A Classroom Simulation IMA Colloquim, Scottsdale, Arizona (2003)
  • Ali’s Gators Inc
    Ansari, S. Ali’s Gators Inc Allied Academies Meeting, Las Vegas (2003)
  • Teaching the Difference between Lean and Mass Production
    Ansari, S. Teaching the Difference between Lean and Mass Production IMA Colloquim, () (2003)
  • The Diffusion of Target Costing in the US
    Ansari, S. The Diffusion of Target Costing in the US 3rd Annual Conference, Nagoya, Japan (2002)
  • Five Easy Pieces -- Managing Change in Organizations
    Ansari, S. Five Easy Pieces -- Managing Change in Organizations 3rd Quarter Meeting, Jackson Hole (2001)
  • Value Chain Costing in a QCT World
    Ansari, S., Bell, J. Value Chain Costing in a QCT World International Business Association Conference, Los Cabos, Mexico (2001)
  • Global Location Strategy
    Ansari, S. Global Location Strategy International Development Research Council Meeting, Seattle (2001)
  • Lean versus Mass Production: A Classroom Simulation
    Ansari, S., Bell, J. Lean versus Mass Production: A Classroom Simulation 8th Annual Meeting , Las Vegas (2001)
  • Implementing Improvement Initiatives -- The Shell Approach
    Ansari, S. Implementing Improvement Initiatives -- The Shell Approach 4th Quarter Meeting, () (1999)
  • Implementing Target Costing: Are the Mental Models There?
    Ansari, S. Implementing Target Costing: Are the Mental Models There? 3rd Target Costing Congress, () (1999)
  • Learning Organizations: The Management Concept for the Next Millennium
    Ansari, S. Learning Organizations: The Management Concept for the Next Millennium 50th Anniversary Conference on Management in the 21st Century, Osaka City (1999)
  • Processes for Reducing Total Ownership Cost
    Ansari, S., Braxton, P., Chelson, H., Coleman, R. Processes for Reducing Total Ownership Cost ISPA/SCEA Conference, San Antonio, TX (1999)
  • Processes for Reducing Total Ownership Cost
    Ansari, S., Coleman, R., Braxton, P. Processes for Reducing Total Ownership Cost ISPA/SCEA Meeting, () (1999)
  • Target Costing: Practices of Five Companies
    Ansari, S., Bell, J., Kim, I., Swenson, D. Target Costing: Practices of Five Companies International Business Association Conference, Atlanta, GA (1999)
  • Implementing Strategic Cost Leadership
    Ansari, S. Implementing Strategic Cost Leadership Management Accounting Conference, London (1999)
  • Target Costing In Practice: Lessons From Five Japanese Companies
    Ansari, S. Target Costing In Practice: Lessons From Five Japanese Companies 8th Annual Conference, () (1999)
  • Target Costing: A Survey of Best Practices
    Ansari, S. Target Costing: A Survey of Best Practices 2nd Quarter Meeting, () (1998)
  • Target Costing: Evidence from the Field
    Ansari, S. Target Costing: Evidence from the Field 3rd Quarter Meeting, () (1998)
  • Target Costing: Best Practices US, Japan & Germany
    Ansari, S. Target Costing: Best Practices US, Japan & Germany 4th Quarter Meeting, () (1998)
  • Target Costing: A World Class Cost Management System
    Ansari, S. Target Costing: A World Class Cost Management System AICPA Industry Conference, Washington, D.C. (1998)
  • The Unbalanced Scorecard: Pitfalls of Performance Measurement
    Ansari, S. The Unbalanced Scorecard: Pitfalls of Performance Measurement IMA Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA (1998)
  • Becoming a Player in the Global IT industry
    Ansari, S. Becoming a Player in the Global IT industry Institute of Business Administration Meeting, University of Karachi, Karchi, Pakistan (1998)
  • Strategic Cost Management In the Software Industry
    Ansari, S. Strategic Cost Management In the Software Industry Microsoft Corporation Meeting, Lima, Peru (1998)
  • Target Costing: Some Best Practice Results
    Ansari, S. Target Costing: Some Best Practice Results Second International Target Costing Congress, Washington, D.C. (1998)
  • Cost Management in Telecommunications
    Ansari, S. Cost Management in Telecommunications CTC Meeting, Santiago, Chile (1997)
  • Target Costing in The Newspaper Business
    Ansari, S. Target Costing in The Newspaper Business El Commercio Meeting, Lima, Peru (1997)
  • Target Costing: The CAM-I Model
    Ansari, S. Target Costing: The CAM-I Model First International Target Costing Congress, Akron, Ohio (1997)
  • Target Costing and ABM
    Ansari, S. Target Costing and ABM GM Meeting, Santiago, Chile (1997)
  • Cost Management in Health Care Industry
    Ansari, S. Cost Management in Health Care Industry Kaiser Permanente Southern California Regional Meeting, () (1997)
  • What’s New In Cost Management
    Ansari, S. What’s New In Cost Management Pretoria University Meeting, South Africa (1997)
  • Target Costing in The Publishing Industry
    Ansari, S. Target Costing in The Publishing Industry The Group Abril Meeting, Sao Paolo, Brazil (1997)
  • What Is Target Costing?
    Ansari, S. What Is Target Costing? IMA San Fernando Chapter Meeting, San Fernando, CA (1996)
  • IMA Report and Its Implications For Accounting Education
    Ansari, S. IMA Report and Its Implications For Accounting Education Strategic Management Accounting Conference, Edmonton, Alberta (1996)
  • A Comparative Analysis of Japanese and US Concepts of Target Costing
    Ansari, S., Bell, J. A Comparative Analysis of Japanese and US Concepts of Target Costing 4th. Quarter Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, (1994)
  • Investing In Manufacturing Technology: Going Beyond the Numbers
    Ansari, S., Klammer, T. Investing In Manufacturing Technology: Going Beyond the Numbers FIFTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ROBOTICS & MANUFACTURING, Maui, HI (1994)
  • Critical Elements of Target Costing
    Ansari, S., Bell, J. Critical Elements of Target Costing 4th. Quarter Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ (1993)
  • Developing a Research Program for Strategy Deployment
    Ansari, S., Bell, J. Developing a Research Program for Strategy Deployment 3rd. Quarter Meeting, Seattle (1992)
  • Porzellan Manufaktur, Meissen
    Ansari, S., Bell, J., Lundbald, H. Porzellan Manufaktur, Meissen Research and Applications Meeting, Limerick, Ireland (1992)
  • Cultural Perspective in Accounting Research
    Ansari, S. Cultural Perspective in Accounting Research Western Region American Accounting Association Meeting, San Jose, CA (1992)
  • State Socialism and Organization Structure
    Ansari, S. State Socialism and Organization Structure Western Region Meeting, Vancouver (1992)
  • Measuring and Managing the Future: Strategy Deployment
    Ansari, S. Measuring and Managing the Future: Strategy Deployment CAM-I & USAF Conference, Boston, MA (1992)
  • Accounting in the Defense of Hegemony
    Ansari, S., Bell, J., Lundbald, H. Accounting in the Defense of Hegemony Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tenn (1991)
  • Field Research In Management Accounting: The Ethnographic Tradition
    Ansari, S. Field Research In Management Accounting: The Ethnographic Tradition NAA Field Research Conference, Boulder, CO (1991)
  • Organization Structure as Ideology
    Ansari, S. Organization Structure as Ideology European Business Conference, Madrid, Spain (1990)
  • Accounting In the Defense of Hegemony
    Ansari, S. Accounting In the Defense of Hegemony AOS-Accounting Historians Conference, Univ. of North Texas (1990)
  • Cultural Influences On Accounting Control Systems: A Case Study
    Ansari, S., Bell, J. Cultural Influences On Accounting Control Systems: A Case Study 25th Western Region Conference, Toronto (1990)
  • Symbolism, Collectivism and Rationality in Management Control
    Ansari, S. Symbolism, Collectivism and Rationality in Management Control Accounting Workshop, Sydney, Australia (1990)
  • The New Management Accounting: Myths, Realities and Challenges
    Ansari, S. The New Management Accounting: Myths, Realities and Challenges Ernst & Young Public Lecture Meeting, Sydney, Australia (1990)
  • Symbolism, Collectivism and Rationality in Management Control
    Ansari, S. Symbolism, Collectivism and Rationality in Management Control International Conference on Management Control, London (1989)
  • Accounting from a Cultural Viewpoint
    Ansari, S. Accounting from a Cultural Viewpoint Accounting Workshop Series, Cambridge, MA (1988)
  • Accounting Control and Culture: Some Implications
    Ansari, S. Accounting Control and Culture: Some Implications Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL (1988)
  • Behavioral and Cognitive Issues in Expert Systems in Accounting and Auditing
    Ansari, S. Behavioral and Cognitive Issues in Expert Systems in Accounting and Auditing Western Region Meeting, () (1988)
  • Institutional Theory: Its Implications for Accounting
    Ansari, S. Institutional Theory: Its Implications for Accounting Western Region Meeting, () (1986)
  • Measuring Productivity in Large Scale Organizations
    Ansari, S. Measuring Productivity in Large Scale Organizations IDS Meeting, Las Vegas (1985)
  • Culture and Accounting Control Impli¬cations
    Ansari, S. Culture and Accounting Control Impli¬cations Culture and Accounting Control Impli¬cations, Amsterdam (1985)
  • Corporate Culture: Implications for Managerial Account¬ing
    Ansari, S., Bell, J. Corporate Culture: Implications for Managerial Account¬ing 21st Conference of the Western Region, () (1985)
  • The Use of Accounting System For Measuring Productivity In a Large Scale Organization
    Ansari, S., Euske, K. The Use of Accounting System For Measuring Productivity In a Large Scale Organization American Institute of Decision Sciences Conference, () (1985)
  • California Clothes, Inc
    Ansari, S. California Clothes, Inc DHS Case Development Program, New York, NY (1985)
  • Warden Sayers
    Ansari, S., Sondhi, A. Warden Sayers DHS Case Development Program, New York, NY (1985)
  • Research in Management Control Future Directions
    Ansari, S. Research in Management Control Future Directions Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada (1984)
  • Modeling People's Reaction to Control Systems
    Ansari, S. Modeling People's Reaction to Control Systems TIMS International Meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark (1984)
  • Current Research in Behavioral Sciences Applications in Accounting
    Ansari, S. Current Research in Behavioral Sciences Applications in Accounting Western Region Meeting, Tuscon, Arizona (1984)
  • Behavioral Aspects of Budgeting A Synthesis
    Ansari, S. Behavioral Aspects of Budgeting A Synthesis Annual Meeting, New Orleans (1983)
  • Behavioral Aspects of Budgeting A Synthesis
    Ansari, S. Behavioral Aspects of Budgeting A Synthesis Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (1982)
  • Intersubjectivity: The Challenge and Opportunity for Accounting
    Ansari, S. Intersubjectivity: The Challenge and Opportunity for Accounting Conference on the Role of Accounting in Organizations & Societies, Los Angeles, CA (1979)
  • Control System Design for Inter and Intra Organizational Performance
    Ansari, S. Control System Design for Inter and Intra Organizational Performance TIMS Meeting, Los Angeles, California (1978)
  • Los Angeles, California
    Ansari, S. Los Angeles, California Annual Meeting, Denver, CO (1978)
  • Management Science and the Development of HRA
    Ansari, S. Management Science and the Development of HRA Western Region Meeting, Pasadena, CA (1978)
  • The Impact of Management Science Thinking on Development of HRA
    Ansari, S. The Impact of Management Science Thinking on Development of HRA Annual Meeting, Athens, Greece (1977)
  • The Accreditation of Professional Accounting Programs
    Ansari, S. The Accreditation of Professional Accounting Programs Western Region Meeting, San Jose, CA (1977)
  • An Integrated Approach to Control System Design
    Ansari, S. An Integrated Approach to Control System Design AAA Meeting, Portland, OR (1977)
  • Behavioral Factors in Variance Control
    Ansari, S. Behavioral Factors in Variance Control Western Region Meeting, Arizona (1976)
  • Behavioral Factors and the Design of Control Systems
    Ansari, S. Behavioral Factors and the Design of Control Systems XXII Annual Meeting of TIMS, Kyoto, Japan (1975)
  • The Impact of Corporate Information in Investment in Innovation on Public Policy
    Ansari, S. The Impact of Corporate Information in Investment in Innovation on Public Policy XXII Annual Meeting of TIMS, Kyoto, Japan (1975)