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Control and Regulation in Public Management

Christopher Hood

in The Art of the State: Culture, Rhetoric, and Public Management

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297659
eISBN:
9780191599484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297653.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In Chapters 2–3 of the Introduction, the cultural‐theory framework is used to explore two central problems of public management—the analysis of the characteristic ways in which different forms of ... More


Contemporary Issues in Management Accounting

Alnoor Bhimani (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199283361
eISBN:
9780191712623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283361.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Over the past decade, management accounting has seen changes not just within existing domains of the field but has also witnessed extensions outside its established realms of activity. Wider systemic ... More


Understanding management control systems and strategy

Kim Langfield‐Smith

in Contemporary Issues in Management Accounting

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199283361
eISBN:
9780191712623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283361.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter explains the relationship between management control systems (MCS) and strategy, and how this research area has developed over the last two decades. Examples of empirical studies that ... More


Valuing the Closely Held Firm

Michael S. Long and Thomas A. Bryant

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195301465
eISBN:
9780199867288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301465.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

A closely held firm is not a smaller version of a large public firm, anymore than a child is a miniature adult. While realizing that like large corporations, value comes from a business' ability to ... More


Paradoxes of Management and Control in a New Economy Fir m

Alnoor Bhimani

in Management Accounting in the Digital Economy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199260386
eISBN:
9780191601231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260389.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines the management and control of new economy firms (NEFs). NEFs need management and financial control systems to keep them alive under market pressures. However, these should be ... More


The Control Role of the Board

Philip Stiles and Bernard Taylor

in Boards at Work: How Directors View their Roles and Responsibilities

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258161
eISBN:
9780191718342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258161.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

Several control mechanisms have been proposed to ensure that managerial discretion is aligned with shareholder interests. The major external mechanism is the market for corporate control, in which ... More


A Pragmatic Analysis of the Role of Management Systems in Organizational Learning

Philippe Lorino

in Knowledge Management and Organizational Competence

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259281
eISBN:
9780191714306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259281.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

This chapter presents a pragmatic analysis of the role of management and control systems in organizational learning based on the case of a French computer company. The analysis starts with two ... More


Management Control and E-Logistics

Alnoor Bhimani

in Management Accounting in the Digital Economy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199260386
eISBN:
9780191601231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260389.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines the impact of e-business and e-logistics on management control systems. The following trends will affect management control systems: partnership in control, collaboration within ... More


Operations, Purchase, and Sales in Hyperrealit y: Implications for Management Control from the Perspective of Institutional Sociology

Alnoor Bhimani

in Management Accounting in the Digital Economy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199260386
eISBN:
9780191601231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260389.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The role of management control systems in Internet commerce is examined, based on the experiences of a family-owned firm. The firm set up a new corporate division to develop commerce on the Internet. ... More


Management Accounting in the New Econom y :: The Rationale for Irrational Controls

Alnoor Bhimani

in Management Accounting in the Digital Economy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199260386
eISBN:
9780191601231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260389.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines the mindset of Internet entrepreneurs and the internal management control systems during the rise and fall of the new economy. A large number of firms that had no control ... More


Not for Profit—for Sale: Management Control in and of an Internet Start-Up Company

Alnoor Bhimani

in Management Accounting in the Digital Economy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199260386
eISBN:
9780191601231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260389.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter presents a case study on the establishment of management controls in an Internet start-up firm. In a span of a few years, the firm adopted a more structured form of management to ... More


The Process of Management Control at Valleyco

Rick Delbridge

in Life on the Line in Contemporary Manufacturing: The Workplace Experience of Lean Production and the `Japanese' Model

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292333
eISBN:
9780191684906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292333.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This chapter describes the process of management control at the Valleyco plant. In contrast to the situation at Nippon CTV, the Valleyco plant management has various different practices for different ... More


The Process of Management Control at Nippon CTV

Rick Delbridge

in Life on the Line in Contemporary Manufacturing: The Workplace Experience of Lean Production and the `Japanese' Model

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292333
eISBN:
9780191684906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292333.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This chapter presents detailed research findings on the processes of management control at Nippon CTV. The chapter includes data on the nature of behaviour monitoring and surveillance at the plant, ... More


The Ownership of Companies

Jonathan Charkham and Anne Simpson

in Fair Shares: The Future of Shareholder Power and Responsibility

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292142
eISBN:
9780191684876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292142.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

Ownership and control are concepts axiomatic to corporate governance. This chapter discusses both concepts, and examines the meaning of shareholders ‘owning’ a company. Only when a group of ... More


What Do Workers Do? Patterns of Negotiated Order

Rick Delbridge

in Life on the Line in Contemporary Manufacturing: The Workplace Experience of Lean Production and the `Japanese' Model

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292333
eISBN:
9780191684906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292333.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

The management control strategies of Valleyco and Nippon CTV are both founded on output or technological controls which are underpinned by forms of bureaucracy. Still the two cases differ in a number ... More


The Shared Exercise of Employer Functions Across Multiple Loci of Control

Jeremias Prassl

in The Concept of the Employer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198735533
eISBN:
9780191799648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735533.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Employment Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter illustrates how developments in modern enterprise organization, from agency work to corporate groups and activist investors such as Private Equity funds, are increasingly building on ... More


Managing candidate selection

Lewis Minkin

in The Blair Supremacy: A study in the politics of Labour's party management

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719073793
eISBN:
9781781706770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073793.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Candidate selection, examined in this chapter, became another major area of tightening management control. There was a clear shift away from the Kinnock and Smith managerial culture which had ... More


Miriam Lambert: Total Pain and the Despair of an Unlived Life

David Barnard, Patricia Boston R.N., Anna Towers, and Yanna Lambrinidou

in Crossing Over: Narratives of Palliative Care

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195123432
eISBN:
9780199999835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123432.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the difficult case of Miriam Lambert, which is as interesting as it is rare in the field of palliative care. Despite the best efforts of the palliative care team to ease and ... More


Management and labour

Alastair J. Reid

in The Tide of Democracy: Shipyard Workers and Social Relations in Britain, 1870-1950

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081033
eISBN:
9781781702949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081033.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses the lack of close management control of labour in shipbuilding, which is attributed to the nature of the industry's product. Its scale and variety made the overall supervision ... More


Employment Relations and Labor Process: Institutional Disorganization and Management Control with Graham Symon and Johannes Kirsch

Graham Symon and Johannes Kirsch

in The Marketization of Employment Services: The Dilemmas of Europe's Work-first Welfare States

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198785446
eISBN:
9780191827365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785446.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

The resource squeeze and uncertainty exacerbated by marketization can lead to disorganization trends in employment relations and tight management control in the labor process. This chapter presents ... More


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