Management Control

Theories, Issues and Practices

  • Anthony J. Berry
  • Jane Broadbent
  • David Otley
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Theories of Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anthony J. Berry, Jane Broadbent, David Otley
      Pages 3-16
    3. Anthony J. Berry, Jane Broadbent, David Otley
      Pages 17-26
    4. Anthony J. Berry, Jane Broadbent, David Otley
      Pages 27-40
    5. Anthony J. Berry, Jane Broadbent, David Otley
      Pages 41-60
    6. Anthony J. Berry, Jane Broadbent, David Otley
      Pages 61-73
  3. Issues of Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Anthony J. Berry, Jane Broadbent, David Otley
      Pages 77-94
    3. M. Broadbent, J. Cullen
      Pages 95-118
    4. Alan Coad
      Pages 119-138
    5. Willie Seal
      Pages 153-162
    6. Kim Langfield-Smith
      Pages 179-200
  4. Practices of Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Karel Williams, Colin Haslam, John Williams, Makoto Abe, Toshio Aida, Itsutomo Mitsui
      Pages 221-237
    3. C. Wilkinson
      Pages 238-254

About this book

Introduction

This book provides a starting point from which to explore Management Control. By providing a wide-ranging discussion of the issues and institutional settings for this subject, it seeks to provide a resource which can be 'dipped into' on a flexible basis. Divided into 3 sections with different focuses, nevertheless each chapter is self standing and can be amalgamated to suit reader preferences. Section one explores the various approaches to organisational control by focusing on systems approaches, the ways in which tasks are structured and the detailed procedures which can be used, concluding with the context in which control exists. Section two looks at specific issues such as accounting, issues of strategy and the use of performance indicators. The impact of Japanese culture is also examined. Section three looks more closely at particular organisational settings such as the airline industry, schools, the NHS, financial services and manufacturing. Aimed at those on advanced undergraduate and post-graduate courses, Management Control should also provide food for thought for practising managers.

Keywords

accounting management organization service strategy

Editors and affiliations

  • Anthony J. Berry
    • 1
  • Jane Broadbent
    • 2
  • David Otley
    • 3
  1. 1.Manchester Business SchoolUK
  2. 2.Sheffield University Management SchoolUK
  3. 3.Lancaster University Management SchoolUK

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