Nathan Born

Nathan Born

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    1360 Steinberg Hall - Dietrich Hall
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

Teaching

Past Courses

  • ACCT102 - STRATEGIC COST ANALYSIS

    Strategic Cost Analysis is the process of analyzing and managing costs in orderto improve the strategic position of the business. This goal can be accomplished by having a thorough understanding of which activities and costs support an organization's strategic position and which activities and costs either weaken it or have no impact. Subsequent cost management efforts can then focus on reducing or limiting expenditures on activities that add little or no strategic value, while increasing expenditures on activities that support the strategic position of the organization. Performance can then be evaluated to ensure that the chosen actions are taken, and that these actions are yielding improved strategic performance. Throughout the course, a strategic cost analysis and management framework will be applied across functions and organizations to highlight the cost analysis and performance evaluation methods available to forecast financial performance and improve strategic position.

Knowledge@Wharton

Leading Diversity: How Firms Can Walk the Talk

As part of the Leading Diversity at Work series, Wharton’s Stephanie Creary talks to IBM Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Carla Grant Pickens about the company’s efforts to create change both inside and outside the office.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 1/20/2021
Will Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Plan Work?

President-elect Joe Biden’s proposed stimulus package is comprehensive and will likely help to move the economy forward, but direct payments could be better targeted to those in need, say Wharton experts.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 1/19/2021
How the U.S. Capitol Attack Is Changing Corporate Values

The violent storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6 was a “watershed moment” for corporations to reexamine their role in a democracy, Wharton’s Michael Useem says in an interview with Wharton Business Daily on SiriusXM.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 1/19/2021