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Department: Senior Lecturer, Accounting
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Expertise: Accounting, Domestic; Accounting, international; Activity Based Management; Asia; Auditing/auditors; Canada; Competitive strategy; Economics of organizations; Emerging Markets; Financial reporting; Management Control; Managerial Accounting; Microeconomics; Optimal control; Performance Measurement Systems; Risk management; Taxation, corporate
Prime minister of the Canada Club. Co-president of the Salsa Club. Would-be entrepreneur. These are just a few of the many ways to describe how Sana Keragani spent her time at MIT Sloan. Having worked for a startup founded by Sloanies, Sana came to campus knowing a great deal about the nature of the School -- and that it was the perfect place for her to make the most of her inquisitive nature. Just before graduating, Sana spoke with correspondents Scott Rolph and Michelle Choate about her desire for a PhD in economics, the educational value of the Tech Treks, and singing songs in Swahili on Spring Break.
It’s an old business rubric: What gets measured, gets managed. In the age of big data, the very basic set of measurements that managers used to rely on is expanding to a robust set of 24/7 sensor inputs from factory floors to off-shore petroleum platforms – all of it accessible across a wide variety of mobile devices to employees at many levels. Management is now able to access data from varied locations, crunch it at headquarters and then return the enhanced data to managers out in the field, on the factory floor or on the oil fields. These new, more robust data sets will allow managers to make better decisions in a shorter amount of time than ever before. For companies in complex industries, such as Shell where I work, the potential for increased performance, efficiency and safety is enormous. As an early example, Shell Canada conducted a trial where … Read More »The post Management Goes Mobile — Carl Stjernfeldt appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.