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Research - H Thomas Johnson

Editorial Boards

Accounting, Business and Financial History, 1990-1998
Accounting, Management and Information Technologies, 1990-1995
The Accounting Historians Journal, 1976-1989
The Accounting Review (AAA), 1974-75 and 1982-86
Advances In Management Accounting, 1991-1996
Behavioral Research in Accounting (AAA), 1986-1990
The Business History Review, 1981-1997
International Journal of Strategic Cost Management, 1998-2000
Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 1987- 1990
The Journal of Cost Management, 1987-1991
Journal of Management Accounting Research (AAA), 1988-1991
Management Accounting (NAA/IMA), 1988-1991
Quality Management Journal (ASQ), 1992-1997
Social and Environmental Accounting Journal, International Assoc., 1998-2008


Current research focuses on developing the concept of sustainability operations management and applying it to the design of ecologically-focused local business operations that emulate and extend the scope of the Toyota Production System. This radically new approach to operations management views business through the lens of natural living system principles that emerge at the intersection of systems thinking, modern life science, and the cosmology of modern physics.

Selected Recent Activity

"Lean Management and True Sustainability," Lean Manufacturing 2008: The Foundation of Success (Society of Manufacturing Engineers), pp. 97-103.

"Lean Dilemma: Choose System Principles or Management Accounting Controls - Not Both," in Joe Stenzel, ed., Lean Accounting: Best Practices for Sustainable Integration (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2007), pp. 3-16

  • Awarded the 2007 Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing Research
  • Reprinted in Journal of Innovative Management (Summer 2007), pp. 34-43

"Sustainability and Lean Operations," Cost Management (March/April, 2006), pp. 40-46.

"Confronting the Tyranny of Management by Numbers," Reflections (Society for Organizational Learning), Vol. 5, No. 4, 2004, pp. 1-11.

Profit Beyond Measure: Extraordinary Results through Attention to Work and People (New York: The Free Press, 2000; London: Nicholas Brealey, 2000 and 2008), Sponsor, Ander

  • Awarded 2001 Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing Research
  • Translations: Japanese, 2002; French, 2002; Korean, 2004


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