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Strategic management control: with a focus on dialogue
Företagsekonomiska institutionen, Uppsala universitet.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Industrial Economics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Industrial Economics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
2016 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

What is Strategic Management Control? It differs from traditional management control in several important respects. Firstly, it supports both strategy formulation and strategy implementation. Secondly, in Strategic Management Control, both financial and non-financial information play a prominent part. Thirdly, it is deals with both the long and the short term and supports not only tactical decision making, but also strategic and operational decision making and acting. Fourthly, and perhaps most importantly, Strategic Management Control is designed for, and adapted to, the organisation’s unique strategies.

This book emphasises the importance of dialogues. This is a distinguishing feature of a Scandinavian approach to management. The authors argue that it is unwise to believe that decisions taken at the top of the organisation will automatically be executed and obeyed throughout the whole organisation – all the way to the lowest level. Instead, the importance of dialogues and conversations are highlighted; both between hierarchical levels within the organisation and among actors in networks. Such dialogue is essential to make the management control processes strategic and successful.

Strategic Management Control follows a clear structure, from the design of the strategies to the everyday evaluation of and discussion about performance and results.

The intended reader is either a student or a researcher in academia or a professional who is working with strategy and management control in an organisation. The book’s 15 co-authors are all leading experts within their specific fields. This mix of authors provides a range perspectives on the design, use and effects of Strategic Management Control.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2016. , 231 p.
Keyword [en]
strategy maps, organisational boundary, ecoclogy, network theory, pricing, controlling, being controlled
Keyword [sv]
Ekonomistyrning, Strategisk planering, Priser, Strategisk ekonomistyrning
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-132645ISBN: 9789144114422 (print)OAI: diva2:1047776

Participating authors: Christian Ax, Bino Catasús, Mikael Cäker, Mathias Cöster, Thomas Falk, Cecilia Gullberg, Einar Iveroth, Erik Jannesson, Johnny Lind, Jan Lindvall, Jan Roy and Åke Walldius.

Available from: 2016-11-18 Created: 2016-11-18 Last updated: 2016-11-23Bibliographically approved

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