How managers use the balanced scorecard to support strategy implementation and formulation processes
Tékhne - Review of Applied Management Studies
In the last twenty years the relationship between Management Control Systems (MCS) and strategy has become a relevant issue to management control investigation. This study aims to understand how managers use the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) to support the processes of implementation and formulation of strategy. The research adopts an exploratory case study approach and was conducted on a business unit of a large industrial Portuguese company. Results were analyzed from the standpoint of Simons’ four control levers (1995, 2000), and demonstrate that the BSC methodology may be used under a diagnosis mode to implement deliberated strategies and, simultaneously, under an interactive mode to promote learning, support strategy revision, and provide conditions for new strategies. The research provides insights into the relationship between MCS and strategy, as it identifies the characteristics of using the BSC in the several levers of control.
Balanced scorecard,Strategy formulation process,Interactive use,Diagnosis use,Case study,Portugal
Registos de financiamentos
|Referência de financiamento||Entidade Financiadora|
|UID/GES/00315/2013||Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia|