Codman & Shurtleff, Inc.: Planning and Control System
Detailed description of the planning and control systems in use at Johnson & Johnson. Focuses on the actions of managers in one subsidiary in revising budget targets. Illustrates intensive strategic planning and financial planning process in a large, decentralized company. Includes interviews with the president and senior executives concerning benefits of the system. Raises issue of the role of formal control systems in decentralized organizations.