Understanding Management Control
Author: Dr Krister Bredmar
Print (paperback): ISBN: 9781911033127
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ISBN (digital PDF): 9781911033134
Summary Readership The accounting heritage Dr Krister Bredmar is associate professor at Linneaus University in Sweden. He has for more then 20 years worked with management control and organisational sense-making, both in theory and in practice. His research has been published both in academic journals and in books.
This book centres around three different areas; management control, organisations and information systems - in order to understand what is actually going on and to make sense of management control questions.
Management control techniques used today could in many cases be traced back to industrialisation. With the help of computeraised information systems, the speed and detail with which a manager could get a hold of important information has increased. Today, it has become even more important to be able to choose what information to work with and that the context in which it should be used is understood. Organisational sense-making is in many ways an interesting and important path to take in order to do this.
When working with the management control function, it is important to understand the organisation where the work is undertaken. One important part of the function is planning and another is control. Both are needed in order for the management control function to work. Performance is often a key ingredient when trying to find out what is working in a plan and what is not and here the understanding for information becomes necessary. Since the work is done within an organsation, both by managers and employees, it is also crucial to find ways to work with not only models, methods and techniques but also people and social dimensions.
Scholars, students and practitioners.
ISBN (print): 9781911033127
ISBN (Digital PDF): 9781911033134
Publication date: July 2016
Territorial rights: Worldwide
Number of pages: 150
Size (print): 234mm x 156mm
Readership: university and professional
The essence of management control
The control concept in management control
Reports, communication and stakeholders
The essence of sense-making
Organisations as a set of social relations
Information systems and management control
Individuals and organisations
A social perspective
A decisions context
Techiques and functions
Thinking and acting strategically
Information and knowledge
The performance paradox
The accounting heritage
Dr Krister Bredmar is associate professor at Linneaus University in Sweden. He has for more then 20 years worked with management control and organisational sense-making, both in theory and in practice. His research has been published both in academic journals and in books.