Discussion/Assignment: The Balanced Scorecard

Discussion/Assignment: The Balanced Scorecard.

I’m studying and need help with a Accounting question to help me learn.


To prepare for this Discussion, Read the article “Managing alliances with the balanced scorecard”, and critically analyze the article.

Prepare the following:

  • Provide a brief summary and critical evaluation of the article you have been assigned.
  • Provide an analysis of how the information contained in the article relates to strategic alliance or value opportunities for your current or former organization, using specific examples.


For this Assignment, review Case 14-1, “Global Oil” in Chapter 14 of your course text and reflect on the information presented. Consider how the balanced scorecard should be implemented, including how it the results of this implementation might contribute to organizational decision making.

The Assignment:

  • Provide a critical analysis of M&R’s implementation of the balanced scorecard, including an identification of the strengths and weaknesses of the program.
  • Prepare a response to the following: Was the adoption of the balanced scorecard at M&R responsible for turning around the organization’s financial performance? Explain why or why not.


Kaplan, R. S., Norton, D. P., & Rugelsjoen, B. (2010, January). Managing alliances with the balanced scorecard. Harvard Business Review, 88(1/2), 114–121

Zimmerman, J. L. (2017). Accounting for decision making and control (9th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

  • Chapter 14, “Management Accounting in a Changing Environment” (pp. 609-633)
    • Case 14-1, “Global Oil” (pp. 649-654)

Discussion/Assignment: The Balanced Scorecard

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