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Charles Thomas Horngren (October 28, 1926 – October 23, 2011) was an American accounting scholar and professor of accounting at Stanford University, known for his work in "pioneering modern-day management accounting."Cathy Castillo.
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Biography

Born in
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, Horngren joined the U.S. Army after high school graduation in 1946. Back in Milwaukee, he obtained his BA in accounting at the
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in 1949. In 1952 he obtained his MBA from
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, and in 1955 his PhD from
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. After his Marquette University graduation, Horngren had started his career as accountant, and started lecturing accounting at a business college. In 1952 he joined the University of Chicago faculty as lecturer. After his doctorate graduation he taught at
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, and returned to the
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as Professor of Accounting. In 1966 he moved to the
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, where he spent the rest of his academic career. Inspired by the work of William J. Vatter, Horngren published the influential textbook ''Cost Accounting: A Managerial Emphasis,'' in 1962. This was the first of a number of books on financial and cost accounting Horngren co-authored, which shaped the theory of modern-day management accounting. Horngren was inducted into the
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in 1990.Charles Thomas Horngren
, The Accounting Hall of Fame. Accessed 2015-02-16.


Selected publications

* Horngren, C. T., Sundem, G. L., Peyvandi, A. A., Robertson, W. D., & Fisher, A. (1990). ''Introduction to management accounting.'' Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. * Horngren, Charles T., Gary L. Sundem, and William O. Stratton. ''Introduction to management accounting.'' (1996). * Horngren, Charles T., Alnoor Bhimani, Srikant M. Datar, and George Foster. ''Management and cost accounting.'' Harlow: Financial Times/Prentice Hall, 2002/2008. * Horngren, C. T., Harrison, W. T., Bamber, L. S., Willis, B., & Jones, B. (2005). ''Accounting.'' Pearson Education. * Harrison, Walter T., and Charles T. Horngren. ''Financial accounting.'' Pearson Education, 2008. Articles, a selection: * Horngren, Charles T. "Marketing of accounting standards." ''Journal of Accountancy'' 136.4 (1973): 61-66. * Kaplan, Robert S., Shank, J. K., Horngren, C. T., Boer, G., Ferrara, W. L., & Robinson, M. A. (1990). "Contribution margin analysis: no longer relevant/strategic cost management: the new paradigm." ''Journal of management accounting research,'' 2(1), 1-32.


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Charles T. Horngren, Management Accounting Pioneer: 1926–2011

Charles Thomas Horngren
The Accounting Hall of Fame.
Charles T. Horngren: An Oral History
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