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Lawrence Carr

Lawrence P. Carr  

Professor Emeritus of Management Accounting

B.A. Marist College, Physcology
M.A., M.B.A., Ph.D. Union College
Academic Division

Dr. Carr is a Professor of Management Accounting at Babson College. His courses in the Graduate School of Business and the School of Executive Education include Management Accounting, Management Planning and Control, Strategic Cost Systems and Managing, and Measuring Performance. He is a management consultant and has published over 30 articles, 15 teaching cases and is a co-author of Total Quality Management: A Cross-Functional Perspective, Guide to Cost Management, and the forthcoming Assessing the Strategic Impact of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems.

Prior to his academic career, Dr. Carr spent 18 years in industry. For eight years he was a division controller and vice president for Kollmorgen Corporation, a publicly held diversified electronics company. As President and CEO of OSRAM, Corp., the U.S. and Canadian subsidiary of OSRAM GmbH, part of Siemens, he developed and managed the dramatic growth (average of 31% per year) of this lighting company for eight years. He led the corporation as it established distribution systems and centers, developed a manufacturing facility in the U.S., and introduced new product lines to the market.

Dr. Carr's consulting clients include Lucent, GE, IBM, Siemens, Pitney-Bowes, Xerox, and others. He works in the areas of management control systems, performance measurement, and strategic cost systems. His research areas include the Cost of Quality, Multinational Transfer Pricing, and Activity Based Management and Performance Measurement. Dr. Carr has been published in Management Accounting, The Journal of Cost Management, Stategic Performance Measurement, International Journal of Strategic Cost Management and Sloan Management Review.​​