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Conclusions

John F. Wilson and Andrew Thomson

in The Making of Modern Management: British Management in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261581
eISBN:
9780191718588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261581.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter reviews the frames of reference that have been used throughout the book, especially the development models and the changing implications of the drivers. It then examines the developments ... 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


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


Contested Rationality: Disturbances, Controversies, and Opposition to Management Systems

Yehouda Shenhav

in Manufacturing Rationality: The Engineering Foundations of the Managerial Revolution

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250004
eISBN:
9780191697869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250004.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Business History

This chapter focuses on the opposition to ‘management systems’; on the objection of manufacturers, engineers, and employee representatives. It argues that management systems were not promoted by ... More


The Case Studies

Robin Fincham, James Fleck, Rob Procter, Harry Scarbrough, Margaret Tierney, and Robin Williams

in Expertise and Innovation: Information Technology Strategies in the Financial Services Sector

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289043
eISBN:
9780191684678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289043.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Knowledge Management

This chapter presents case studies on project management in the banking, insurance, and credit card sectors, focusing on four main types of projects: large-scale branch automation systems, ... More


The American Management Mystique

Robert R. Locke

in The Collapse of the American Management Mystique

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198774068
eISBN:
9780191695339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198774068.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, International Business

The American management mystique emerged from and is identified with the management system that grew up inside American business and manufacturing during the past century. This management system ... 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


Taming the Shrew: Systems and Labor Politics during the Progressive Period

Yehouda Shenhav

in Manufacturing Rationality: The Engineering Foundations of the Managerial Revolution

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250004
eISBN:
9780191697869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250004.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Business History

This chapter extends this analysis to the Progressive era. During this period the severity of industrial unrest was recognized, and engineers established themselves as arbiters of industrial ... More


Managing Knowledge

George S. Yip and Audrey J. M. Bink

in Managing Global Customers: An Integrated Approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199229833
eISBN:
9780191696374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229833.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, International Business

Knowledge provides a major competitive advantage. Keeping track of knowledge is particularly hard for global accounts, given the geographic nature of this beast. Having larger and more geographically ... 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


Governance and Human Resources

Geoffrey Jones

in Merchants to Multinationals: British Trading Companies in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249992
eISBN:
9780191596483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199249997.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the management systems and human resources of British trading companies. Strategy and operating decisions were centralized on boards of directors. Professional managers were ... More


Capital budgeting and informational impediments: a management accounting perspective

Lawrence A. Gordon, Martin P. Loeb, and Chih‐Yang Tseng

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/9780199283361.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The evolution of some of the key issues related to capital budgeting makes it clear that informational impediments is a fundamental theme that has dominated much of the capital budgeting literature ... More


Quo Vadis

Robert R. Locke

in The Collapse of the American Management Mystique

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198774068
eISBN:
9780191695339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198774068.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, International Business

This chapter evaluates American managerialism today, with suggestions, based on the book's historical exposition, for reform. Topics discussed include the firm's relationship with the state, ... 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


Digital Taylorism

Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder, and David Ashton

in The Global Auction: The Broken Promises of Education, Jobs, and Incomes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199731688
eISBN:
9780199944125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731688.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter introduces Frederick Winslow Taylor's system of scientific management, which was achieved through the application of knowledge to work. It shows that there has been an information ... More


How is Performance Defined, Measured, and Rewarded?

Paul Edwards and Judy Wajcman

in The Politics of Working Life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199271900
eISBN:
9780191699559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271900.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

The spread of performance management has plainly had effects on how organizations work. Measurement is more common, and it has defined standards of performance in new ways. Yet the standards also ... More


Mechanistic and Organic Systems of Management

TOM BURNS and G. M. STALKER

in The Management of Innovation

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288787
eISBN:
9780191684630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288787.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Organization Studies

This chapter reviews the more general considerations which support the view that effective organization of industrial resources, even when considered in its rational aspects alone, does not ... 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


Financial Management and Accountability Reform

Gustavio Bwoch and Robert Muwanga

in Uganda's Economic Reforms: Insider Accounts

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199556229
eISBN:
9780191721823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556229.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Macroeconomic stability and increased growth were achieved in the early 1990s despite very weak financial management and accountability systems. This chapter shows how these weaknesses became even ... More


Accountability and Systems Success

Simon Lilley, Geoffrey Lightfoot, and Paulo Amaral M. N.

in Representing Organization: Knowledge, Management, and the Information Age

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198775416
eISBN:
9780191695360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198775416.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Organization Studies

This chapter explores the linkages between accountability and information systems, returning to an example of oil management systems in refineries. It explores in some detail the importance attached ... More


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