S. Mark Young

An expert on celebrities, movies and the entertainment industry
  • Holder of the George Bozanic and Holman G. Hurt Chair in Sports and Entertainment Business, USC Marshall School of Business
  • Professor of Accounting
  • Professor of Management and Organization
  • Professor of Communication, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Office: (213) 740-4848


  • industrial organization and concentration in the motion picture industry
  • models to predict the box office success of major motion pictures
  • the economics, sociology and psychology of celebrity
  • activity-based costing and the balanced scorecard in the entertainment industry
  • cost management and control system design in manufacturing service and entertainment organizations
  • managing the effective implementation of the balanced scorecard
  • cost reduction and activity-based management systems in manufacturing and service organizations

Additional Information

  • Faculty Fellow, Center for Excellence in Teaching
  • Recipient, four teaching awards at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including the Golden Apple Teaching Award in the Marshall MBA Program
  • Recipient, Mellon Award for Excellence in Mentoring, 2006
  • Recipient of the Notable Contribution to the Management Accounting Literature Award in 2003 (with Shannon Anderson), and in 1994 (with Frank Selto) from the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association
  • Recipient, Jim Bulloch Award for Innovation in Management Accounting Education, Institute of Management Accountants and Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association, August 2005
  • Author, with Drew Pinsky, “Narcissism and Celebrity,” Journal of Research in Personality (2006)
  • Author, with Wim Van der Stede and James Gong, “Organization and Control and Management Accounting in Context: A Case Study of the Motion Picture Industry,” in Al Bhimani (ed.) Contemporary Issues in Management Accounting, Oxford University Press (2006)
  • Author, Entertainment Management — Understanding the Business of Motion Pictures, Television, Music and Games, Prentice-Hall (2007)
  • Author, with Kaplan, Matsumura and Atkinson, Management Accounting, 5th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2007
  • Author, Readings in Management Accounting, 5th edition, Prentice Hall, 2007
  • Author, with Steve Duin and Mike Richardson, Blast Off! Rockets, Robots, Ray Guns and Rarities from the Golden Age of Space Toys, Dark Horse Books, 2001