233x350Understanding Management Control 

and Organisational Sense-making

 

Author: Dr Krister Bredmar

Print (paperback):           ISBN: 9781911033127

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Summary
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.

Readership

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

 

Contents

The accounting heritage


Corporate epistemology


Thinking ahead


The essence of management control


Understanding performance


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


Organisational structure


A social perspective


A decisions context


Techiques and functions


Thinking and acting strategically


Accounting tools


Information and knowledge


The performance paradox

 

Editors

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. 

 

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