Accounting for Improvement

Hardcover | May 20, 1996

bySten JonssonEditorSten Jonsson

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Accounting for Improvement offers concrete and constructive demonstrations of the possibilities of designing participative forms of organization. Field experiment cases illustrate how the operational level can assume a new significance in competitiveness and strategic positioning. In this way, the relevance of the accounting function to the improvement of productivity and quality is restored. Several broadly applicable lessons can be learnt, among them: how companies can strengthen their competitive base by patient improvement; how people with operative jobs can take command of their work situation and improve it in quality as well as efficiency. New bottom-up, people-orientated, empirically-founded approaches to decentralised participative management demonstrate a place for individuals and teamwork in today's "lost relevance" and "smart machine" environment.

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Accounting for Improvement offers concrete and constructive demonstrations of the possibilities of designing participative forms of organization. Field experiment cases illustrate how the operational level can assume a new significance in competitiveness and strategic positioning. In this way, the relevance of the accounting function t...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:220 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:May 20, 1996Publisher:PERGAMON PRESS INC.

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Quote. Preface. A preview: controlling through trust. Control through practice and understanding. The context: Swedish management style, institutions and our knowledge of participation and budget control. Controlling and communicating. Controlling through problem solving. Controlling through dialogue. Controlling through local planning. Controlling through competence. Controlling by words. Conclusion. References.