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Janice Bell

Professor

Managing Director E-Universities, Global Programs
Academic Division: Accounting & Law
781-239-4484

Bio

Dr. Jan Bell, a full professor at Babson College, earned her PhD from UCLA and is a CPA. She is currently assigned to be the Managing Director of E-Universities for Babson Global. Professor Bell has held permanent faculty positions at Columbia University, Santa Clara University, and California State Northridge (CSUN,) and was a visiting faculty at INSEAD in Fontainebleu, France. In the past five years, she designed, coordinated, and taught in Organizing for Effective Management, the sophomore Babson signature learning experience which integrates core materials from managerial accounting, operations, and organizational behavior. During this time, she also taught in the Two-Year MBA program and in the blended-learning Fast Track program for experienced executives. During her years at CSUN, Bell was active in administration, working on AASCB accreditation, curriculum design, college strategic planning, operational budgeting, and learning outcomes assessment, as well as chairing the Accounting and IS Department at CSUN. She was named "Outstanding Professor" for her teaching while a member of the CSUN faculty. Bell's expertise is in strategic management accounting and financial reporting. She is the coauthor of a modular series, Management Accounting, a Strategic Focus, which won the American Accounting Association's and the Institute of Management Accountant's 1996 award for innovation in management accounting education. In July 2010, Professor Bell hosted the Global Accounting and Organizational Change Conference held on the Babson campus. The theme of the conference was accounting's role in promoting social change; academics from 16 countries presented research papers at the conference. She is the coauthor of several articles and books on target costing, including Hitting the Target, published in 2005. In the past five years, she has published more than 20 journal articles and interdisciplinary cases, won two awards for case writing, and an award for best paper in the annual manuscript competition for the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). Her cases have been used twice by the IMA for its international student case competition. Currently, Bell is on assignment to Babson Global, and serves as the Managing Director of E-Universities, assisting foundations to start new private universities that focus on creating entrepreneurial leaders. In this role she assists client universities to develop curriculum, governance structures, student life activities, and academic processes and to select, train and evaluate faculty and other key personnel. ​ ​

Academic Degrees

  • BS, University of Tennessee
  • MS, California State University
  • Ph D, UCLA

Academic Interests

Activity Based Costing; Financial Reporting; Strategic Cost Analysis

Awards & Honors

  • 2010 - 2010 Literacy award , Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change
  • 2008 - Carl Menconi Ethics Case Writing Competition, Institute of Management Accountants
  • 2003 - Academy of Case Studies, Award Winning Case, Allied Academies
  • 2003 - Certificate of Merit for Best Paper 2003 Annual Manuscript Competition, Institute of Management Accounting
  • 2003 - CSUN Accounting Professor of the Year, Becker CPA Review Course; CSUN

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.
  • Bell, J.E., Hoque, Z. (2012). Accounting’s Role in Promoting Social Change. Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change, 8(3), 249-256.
  • Bell, J.E., Erzurumlu, S.S., Fowler, H. (2012). Deploying Sustainability at Solea. IMA Educational Case Journal, 5(2), 1-11.
  • Bell, J.E., Soybel, V.E., Turner, R.M. (2012). Integrating Sustainability into Corporate DNA. Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, 23(3), 71-82.
  • Bell, J.E., Lundblad, H. (2011). A Comparison of ExxonMobil’s Sustainability Reporting to Outcomes. Journal of Applied Business and Economics, 12(1), 17.
  • Bell, J.E., Hoque, Z. (2009). Accounting's role in organizational change. Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change, Spring
  • Swenson, D., Bell, J.E., Ansari, S.L. (2009). Strategies for Training in Target Costing. Cost Management, 23(3), 18-26.
  • Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E. (2009). Five Easy Pieces. Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change, 5(2), 139-167.
  • Block, R.J., Bell, J.E. (2008). Sloppy Spreadsheets, Readers Speak Out. CFO Magazine Online(8/25/2008) link
  • Bell, J.E., Williams, M. (2007). Adventure Film Producers. , Vol 13(No 1 and 2), 51-53.
  • 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.
  • Bell, J.E., Efrat, R. (2003). Farzam vs. Gourmet Kitchens, Inc.. , 9(5 & 6), 41-47; 31-37.
  • 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
  • Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E., Kim, I., Swenson, D. (1999). Target Costing: Lessons from Japan. International Journal of Strategic Cost Management
  • Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E. (1998). Target Costing: Profit Planning in Disguise. Accountancy and Finance
  • Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E., Blumenthal, J. (1995). Being There Takes Getting There: Why Strategy Deployment Is Hard. Cost Management Insider's Report
  • Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E., Lundblad, H. (1992). Organization Structure as Ideology. Journal of Management Inquiry, 3
  • Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E., Lundblad, H. (1992). The Porzellan Manufaktur, Meissen. Hans E. Klein, Editor, Forging New Partnerships With Cases
  • Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E. (1991). Symbolism, Collec¬tivism and Rationality in Management Control. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 4(2)
  • Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E. (1988). Accounting and Culture -- An Exploration. Collected Abstracts of the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting

Books

  • Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E., Swenson, D. (2005). Hitting the Target: Novis Publishing
  • Bell, J.E., Ansari, S.L., Klammer, T. (2004). Cost Estimation: Houghton Mifflin
  • Bell, J.E., Ansari, S.L., Klammer, T. (2004). Cost Volume and Profit Analysis: Houghton Mifflin
  • Bell, J.E., Ansari, S.L., Klammer, T. (2004). Standard Costing: Houghton Mifflin

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Bell, J.E., Erzurumlu, S.S., Fowler, H. (2013). Better Tomorrow at Sodexo North America.
  • Bell, J.E., Erzurumlu, S.S., Fowler, H. (2013). Better Tomorrow at Sodexo North America: Teaching Note.
  • Bell, J.E., Lundblad, H., Arya, A. (2012). Accounting for Liabilities: Lessons from the Exxon Valdez.
  • Bell, J.E., Lundblad, H. (2012). Accounting for Liabilities: Lessons from the Exxon Valdez: Teaching Note.
  • Bell, J.E., Ansari, S.L., Nanni, A.J. (2010). Performance Management at Perelson Weiner, LLC. IMA Educational Case Journal, 3(2), 1-23. link
  • Lundblad, H., Bell, J.E. (2009). Accounting in the Defense of the Nation. International Journal of Case Method Research & Application, XXI(2), 3-7.
  • Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E. (2009). Shell Gabon. IMA Educational Case Journal, link
  • Bell, J.E., Ansari, S.L. (2008). Academic Advising at Bay State. Strategic Finance, 90(3), 44-51. link
  • Bell, J.E., Williams, M. (2004). Lady & The Tramp. (185-187),

Book Chapters

  • Bell, J.E., Erzurumlu, S.S., Fowler, H. (2013). Better Tomorrow at Sodexo North America. In Steven M. Leon (Ed.), Sustainability in Supply Chain Management Casebook: Applications In SCM.: Pearson
  • Bell, J.E., Soybel, V.E., Turner, R.M. (2011). Sustainability metrics: Has the time arrived for accountants to embrace SEERS reporting? . In Greenberg, McKone-Sweet, Wilson (Ed.), The New Entrepreneurial Leader: Developing Leaders Who Shape Social & Economic Opportunity. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler
  • Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E., Klammer, T. (2004). Value Chain Costing.: Houghton Mifflin
  • Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E. (2000). The Capital Budgeting Process.Management Accounting: A Strategic Focus.: Houghton Mifflin
  • Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E. (1999). The Kaleidoscopic Nature of Costs.Management Accounting: A Strategic Focus.: Houghton Mifflin
  • Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E., Klammer, T. (1998). Activity-Based Budgeting.Management Accounting: A Strategic Focus.: Houghton Mifflin
  • Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E., Klammer, T., Lawrence, C. (1997). Activity-based Management.Management Accounting: A Strategic Focus.: Houghton Mifflin
  • Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E., Klammer, T., Lawrence, C. (1997). Management Accounting In the Age of Lean Production.Management Accounting: A Strategic Focus.: Houghton Mifflin
  • Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E., Klammer, T., Lawrence, C. (1997). Measuring and Managing Capacity Costs.Management Accounting: A Strategic Focus.: Houghton Mifflin
  • Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E., Klammer, T., Lawrence, C. (1997). Measuring and Managing Environmental Costs.Management Accounting: A Strategic Focus.: Houghton Mifflin
  • Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E., Klammer, T., Lawrence, C. (1997). Measuring and Managing Quality Costs.Management Accounting: A Strategic Focus.: Houghton Mifflin
  • Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E., Klammer, T., Lawrence, C. (1997). Measuring and Managing Quality Costs.Management Accounting: A Strategic Focus.: Houghton Mifflin
  • Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E., Klammer, T., Lawrence, C. (1997). Strategy and Management Accounting.Management Accounting: A Strategic Focus.: Houghton Mifflin
  • Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E., Klammer, T., Lawrence, C. (1997). Target Costing.Management Accounting: A Strategic Focus.: Houghton Mifflin
  • Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E. (1990). Symbolic Behavioral and Economic Roles of Control in Organizations and Societies.In Jan Bell, Ed. Accounting Control Systems: A Technical, Social and Behavioral Integration.: Wiener Publications
  • Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E., Hiroshi, O. (2007). Target Costing – Uncharted Research Territory. Handbook of Management Accounting ResearchThe Hague: Elsevier

Multimedia

  • Strategy, Cost Management and the Organizational Role of the Management Accountants. Audiocassette and Workbook Edition for AICPA Continuing Education1999)
  • Activity Based Budgeting. Audiocassette and Workbook Edition for AICPA Continuing Education1998)
  • Activity-Based Management and Indirect Costs. Audiocassette and Workbook Edition for AICPA Continuing Education1998)
  • Management Accounting In the Age of Lean Production. Management Accounting In the Age of Lean Production1998)
  • Measuring and Managing Capacity Costs. Audiocassette and Workbook Edition for AICPA Continuing Education1998)
  • Measuring and Managing Environmental Costs. Audiocassette and Workbook Edition for AICPA Continuing Education1998)
  • Measuring and Managing Quality Costs. Audiocassette and Workbook Edition for AICPA Continuing Education1998)
  • Target Costing. Audiocassette and Workbook Edition for AICPA Continuing Education1998)

Conference Proceedings

  • Bell, J.E. (2011). Business Case for Sustainability Reporting: Impact on Job Desirability and Salary. Proceedings of the ENROAC Conference,
  • Bell, J.E. (2011). Sodexo, NA’s Sustainability Journey. Consortium of Advanced Management, International, Proceedings,

Monographs

  • Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E., Swenson, D., Kim, I. (1999). Target Costing: Best Practices Survey and Field Visits.
  • Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E. (1997). Target Costing: The Next Frontier in Strategic Cost Management. Irwin.
  • Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E., Ishizaki, A. (1996). Selected Translations of Japanese Literature on Target Costing.
  • Ansari, S.L., Bell, J.E., Blumenthal, J. (1993). Strategy Deployment in Organizations.

Others

  • Bell, J.E., Soybel, V.E., Turner, R.M. (2011). Accounting for new Forms of Value. Wellesley, MA: Babson College
  • Block, R.J., Bell, J.E. (2009). Sloppier Spreadsheets, Still you Stew. Boston, MA: Economist Group Business

Presentations

  • 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)
  • Overview of CSR points in Babson Curriculum
    Bell, J. Overview of CSR points in Babson Curriculum Curriculum Think Tank at University of Colorado, Leeds School, CESR Program, Boulder, CO (2012)
  • You Tube Video
    Bell, J. You Tube Video (2011)
  • An Accounting Degree, What can you do with it?
    Bell, J. An Accounting Degree, What can you do with it? , Wellesley, MA (2011)
  • Classroom Challenges
    Bell, J. Classroom Challenges Faculty Development Workshop, Wellesley, MA (2011)
  • Sodexo: Establishing and Executing a Sustainability Strategy
    Bell, J., Folwler, H. Sodexo: Establishing and Executing a Sustainability Strategy GAOC 2010, Babson College (2010)
  • Job Opportunities for Students with Accounting Degrees
    Bell, J. Job Opportunities for Students with Accounting Degrees Latin Business Student's Association, Babson College (2010)
  • Various Forums
    Bell, J. Various Forums Advancing Entrepreneurship, Trade and Economic Opportunity, JAM Session (2010)
  • A comparison of sustainability reporting to outcomes
    Bell, J., Lundblad, H. A comparison of sustainability reporting to outcomes National Business and Economics Society Eleventh Annual Conference , Kauai, HI (2010)
  • Does your Cost Measurement System help or hinder Entrepreneurial Thought & Action?
    Bell, J. Does your Cost Measurement System help or hinder Entrepreneurial Thought & Action? Faculty Lecture Series, Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco (2010)
  • Exxon Valdez, an analysis of 20 years of accounting for an environmental disaster
    Bell, J. Exxon Valdez, an analysis of 20 years of accounting for an environmental disaster Conference on Business and Sustainability, Portland, OR (2009)
  • Using Cases to integrate critical thinking, research and writing skills in intermediate accounting
    Bell, J., Lundblad, H. Using Cases to integrate critical thinking, research and writing skills in intermediate accounting Conference on Business Education, Prague, Czech Republic (2009)
  • Five Easy Pieces
    Bell, J., Ansari, S. Five Easy Pieces Global Accounting and Organizational Change, Melbourne, Australia (2008)
  • Panel Discussion of using cases at Undergraduate level
    Bell, J. Panel Discussion of using cases at Undergraduate level Case Study Conference, Tampa, FL (2008)
  • “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)
  • “Teaching Critical Thinking, Research and Communication Skills: An Integrated Approach”
    Bell, J., Lundblad, H., Wilson, B. “Teaching Critical Thinking, Research and Communication Skills: An Integrated Approach” Annual Meeting AAA, Washington, D.C. (2006)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Lean versus Mass Production: A Classroom Simulation
    Ansari, S., Bell, J. Lean versus Mass Production: A Classroom Simulation 8th Annual Meeting , Las Vegas (2001)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Accounting in the Defense of Hegemony
    Ansari, S., Bell, J., Lundbald, H. Accounting in the Defense of Hegemony Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tenn (1991)
  • 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)
  • 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)