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Robert Simons

Charles M. Williams Professor of Business Administration

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Robert Simons Biography

Bob Simons is the Charles M. Williams Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. During the last 27 years, Simons has taught accounting, management control, and strategy implementation courses in both the Harvard MBA and Executive Education Programs. During 2011/2012 he is teaching a second-year MBA course, "Designing Winning Organizations," a module in the Owner/President Management Program, and "Driving Corporate Performance," a program for financial executives and general managers. A new book based on this work, Seven Strategy Questions: A Simple Approach for Better Execution, was published in 2010 by Harvard Business Press.

Simons' previous book, Levers of Organization Design, was published by Harvard Business School Press in 2005. In addition, he has written two other books. The first, Levers of Control (HBS Press, 1995), describes how effective top managers balance innovation and control. This book won the Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Literature award. Simons' other book, Performance Measurement & Control Systems for Implementing Strategy (Prentice-Hall, 2000), provides an integrated set of accounting-based techniques for implementing strategy.

In addition to his books, Simons' ongoing research into the relationship between business strategy, organization design, and management control systems has been published in journals and books such as Harvard Business Review; Sloan Management Review, Strategic Management Journal; Accounting, Organizations and Society; Contemporary Accounting Research; Accounting and Management: Field Study Perspectives; and Journal of Accounting Literature. His articles in Harvard Business Review include “Stress-Test Your Strategy” (November 2010), "Managing Risk in the New World" (October 2009), "Designing High-Performance Jobs" (July 2005), "How Risky is Your Company?" (April 1999), "How High is Your Return on Management?"(January 1998), and "Control in an Age of Empowerment" (March/April 1995).

A Canadian Chartered Accountant, Simons earned his Ph.D. from McGill University. Simons has served as a consultant to a number of corporations on strategy implementation, organization design, performance measurement, and strategic control. He has testified as an expert witness in U.S. Federal Court and before State Public Utility Commissions.

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Seven Strategy Questions: A Simple Approach for Better Execution

Seven Strategy Questions: A Simple Approach for Better Execution

Levers Of Organization Design: How Managers Use Accountability Systems For Greater Performance And Commitment

Levers Of Organization Design: How Managers Use Accountability Systems For Greater Performance And Commitment

Performance Measurement and Control Systems for Implementing Strategy: Text and Cases

Performance Measurement and Control Systems for Implementing Strategy: Text and Cases

Levers of Control: How Managers Use Innovative Control Systems to Drive Strategic Renewal

Levers of Control: How Managers Use Innovative Control Systems to Drive Strategic Renewal

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    Booking fees for Robert Simons, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Robert Simons, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Robert Simons for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Robert Simons for your next private or corporate function.
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Robert Simons Biography

Bob Simons is the Charles M. Williams Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. During the last 27 years, Simons has taught accounting, management control, and strategy implementation courses in both the Harvard MBA and Executive Education Programs. During 2011/2012 he is teaching a second-year MBA course, "Designing Winning Organizations," a module in the Owner/President Management Program, and "Driving Corporate Performance," a program for financial executives and general managers. A new book based on this work, Seven Strategy Questions: A Simple Approach for Better Execution, was published in 2010 by Harvard Business Press.

Simons' previous book, Levers of Organization Design, was published by Harvard Business School Press in 2005. In addition, he has written two other books. The first, Levers of Control (HBS Press, 1995), describes how effective top managers balance innovation and control. This book won the Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Literature award. Simons' other book, Performance Measurement & Control Systems for Implementing Strategy (Prentice-Hall, 2000), provides an integrated set of accounting-based techniques for implementing strategy.

In addition to his books, Simons' ongoing research into the relationship between business strategy, organization design, and management control systems has been published in journals and books such as Harvard Business Review; Sloan Management Review, Strategic Management Journal; Accounting, Organizations and Society; Contemporary Accounting Research; Accounting and Management: Field Study Perspectives; and Journal of Accounting Literature. His articles in Harvard Business Review include “Stress-Test Your Strategy” (November 2010), "Managing Risk in the New World" (October 2009), "Designing High-Performance Jobs" (July 2005), "How Risky is Your Company?" (April 1999), "How High is Your Return on Management?"(January 1998), and "Control in an Age of Empowerment" (March/April 1995).

A Canadian Chartered Accountant, Simons earned his Ph.D. from McGill University. Simons has served as a consultant to a number of corporations on strategy implementation, organization design, performance measurement, and strategic control. He has testified as an expert witness in U.S. Federal Court and before State Public Utility Commissions.

Robert Simons Videos

  • How to Stress-Test Your Strategy
    Robert L. Simons, Harvard Business School professor, explains why management teams must ask themselves tough questions.

Robert Simons Books

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  • How to book Robert Simons?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Robert Simons for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Robert Simons, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Robert Simons or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Robert Simons?

    Booking fees for Robert Simons, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Robert Simons, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Robert Simons?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Robert Simons for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Robert Simons for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Robert Simons or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Robert Simons or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Robert Simons is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Robert Simons for your event is available upon request. Robert Simons generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Robert Eccles, Nitin Nohria, Arthur I. Segel, John R. Wells and Thomas R. Eisenmann. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Robert Simons for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Robert Simons Speaker Videos

  • How to Stress-Test Your Strategy
    Robert L. Simons, Harvard Business School professor, explains why management teams must ask themselves tough questions.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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