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Emerging themes in management control: a review of recent literature

Otley, D T (2009) Emerging themes in management control: a review of recent literature. British Accounting Review, 41 (1). pp. 2-20. ISSN 0890-8389

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    Abstract

    This review starts from the lines of enquiry suggested by Otley et al. [Otley, D.T., Broadbent, J.M., Berry, A.J., 1995. Research in management control: an overview of its development. British Journal of Management 6, S31–S34] and develops these themes in the light of more recently published research. Hence this review is structured around the following emerging themes; Decision making for Strategic Control; Performance Management for Strategic Control; Control Models for Performance Management and Measurement; Management Control and New Forms of Organisation; Control and Risk; Culture and Control; and Practice and Theory. Whilst research has been evident in all of these areas, relatively little attention has been paid to information and communication technologies and its impact upon control system design and capability, nor did we find much literature on control and gender, or on control and sustainability. Further there has been relatively little research on control and risk or upon control and culture. The limitations of overarching frameworks are noted and we conclude that it seems essential to place more emphasis on research which attends to the relationship of control practices and theory which will require more embedded and collaborative research processes.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: British Accounting Review
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    Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Accounting & Finance
    ID Code: 45413
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 11 Jul 2011 19:31
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 22:31
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/45413

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