Systems, Roles and Relationships in the Governance Ecology
2011 (English)In: The Future of Work and Organisations, 2011Conference paper (Refereed)
The purpose of this paper is to explore how individuals perceive a management information and control milieu and how these perceptions influence the control practices. The paper is based on a case study of a public sector organisation. By applying the concept of role, we intend to contribute to the management control literature. Contrary to the formalised, top-down-inspired practices often found in the management control literature, we find that bottom-up forces play an important role in the management landscape and that signals can be faint yet still govern behaviour. We introduce the term “governance ecology” to illustrate the interplay among managers, other actors and structures, and to inspire further research into how structural and individual aspects of management control interact.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-106546ISBN: 9781877040863OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-106546DiVA: diva2:716505
25th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) conference, 7-9 December 2011, Wellington, New Zealand