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Management control theory

Author: Anthony J Berry; Jane Broadbent; David T Otley
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Brookfield, VT : Ashgate, ©1998.
Series: History of management thought (Aldershot, England)
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This volume of readings provides an overview of the development of the study of management control. The readings are taken from work published in the last 35 years, although the introductory paper  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony J Berry; Jane Broadbent; David T Otley
ISBN: 1840140135 9781840140132
OCLC Number: 37955595
Description: xxv, 497 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Part I. Introduction --
A conspectus of management control theory : 1900-1972 / Giovanni B. Giglioni and Arthur G. Bedeian --
Part II. Control as goal-directed and integrative --
The nature of management control / Robert N. Anthony and John Dearden --
The problems of a paradigm : a critique of the prevailing orthodoxy in management control / Tony Lowe and Tony Puxty --
Positive and negative controls in business / Sir Geoffrey Vickers --
On the idea of a management control system : integrating accounting and management control / E.A. Lowe --
Budgetary control and business behavior / Adrian Buckley and Eugene McKenna --
Management control and integration at the conceptual level / A.E. Mills --
Control, organization and accounting / D.T. Otley and A.J. Berry --
The controllability principle in responsibility accounting / Rick Antle and Joel S. Demski --
Part III. Control as adaptation --
Autonomics : systems one, two, three / Stafford Beer --
Varieties of systems thinking : the case of soft systems methodology / Peter B. Checkland and Michael G. Haynes --
Managing diversity : strategy and control in diversified British companies / Michael Goold and Andrew Campbell --
The role of management control systems in creating competitive advantage : new perspectives / Robert Simons --
Part IV. The social structure of control in organizations --
Budgeting and employee behavior / Selwyn Becker and David Green, Jr. --
The impact of people on budgets / Michael Schiff and Arie Y. Lewin --
Controls, control and management / Peter F. Drucker --
The poverty of management control philosophy / Geert Hofstede --
A contingent methodology for management control / John L.J. Machin --
Restoring the relevance of management accounting / Toshiro Hiromoto --
Management control systems and departmental interdependencies : an empirical study / N.B. Macintosh and R.L. Daft --
Part V. The organization in its environment --
The contingency theory of management accounting : achievement and prognosis / David T. Otley --
Impact of participation in the budgetary process on managerial attitudes and performance : universalistic and contingency perspectives / Vijay Govindarajan --
Markets, bureaucracies, and clans / William G. Ouchi --
Accounting and organization change / Anthony G. Hopwood --
The analysis of goals in complex organizations / Charles Perrow --
The illusion of managerial control / J.D. Dermer and R.G. Lucas --
The irrationality of action and action rationality : decisions, ideologies and organizational actions / Nils Brunsson --
Accounting and the construction of the governable person / Peter Miller and Ted O'Leary --
Symbolism, collectivism and rationality in organisational control / Shahid L. Ansari and Jan Bell --
Part VI. Epilogue --
Research and control in complex organizations : an overview / Kenneth A. Merchant and Robert Simons.
Series Title: History of management thought (Aldershot, England)
Responsibility: edited by A.J. Berry, J. Broadbent, D.T. Otley.

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