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The design and use of performance management systems: An extended framework for analysis

The design and use of performance management systems: An extended framework for analysis

Ferreira, Aldónio and Otley, David (2009) The design and use of performance management systems: An extended framework for analysis. Management Accounting Research, 20 (4). pp. 263-282. ISSN 1044-5005 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mar.2009.07.003)

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Abstract

Issues in the area of performance management and management control systems are typically complex and intertwined, but research tends to be based on simplified and partial settings. Simplification has made the work easier to carry out, but it has come at the price of increased ambiguity and conflicting findings from different studies. To help mitigate these issues, this paper puts forward the performance management systems framework as a research tool for describing the structure and operation of performance management systems (PMSs) in a more holistic manner. The framework was developed from the relevant literature and from our observations and experience. In particular, it elaborates the 5 questions of Otley’s [Otley, D., 1999. Performance management: a framework for management control systems research. Management Accounting Research 10, 363–382] performance management framework into 12 questions and integrates aspects of Simons’ levers of control framework.
Anecdotal evidence suggests that the extended framework provides a useful research tool for those wishing to study the design and operation of performance management systems
by providing a template to help describe the key aspects of such systems. It allows an holistic overview to be taken while making this a feasible task. The paper uses material from two field studies to illustrate how the framework can be used to provide an overview of the major performance management issues within an organization.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] First published: December 2009. [2] Published as: Management Accounting Research, (2009), Vol. 20, (4), pp. 263–282.
Uncontrolled Keywords: management control systems, performance management systems framework, design and use of performance management systems
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of Accounting & Finance
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:24
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10024

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