Management Control Systems

Series
Financial Times
Author
Kenneth Merchant / Wim Van der Stede  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
4
Language
English
Total pages
792
Pub.-date
May 2017
ISBN13
9781292110554
ISBN
1292110554
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This best-selling and market-leading text gives students a thorough understanding of the core concepts and key topics of management control and related performance measurement and incentive systems, processes, and critical trade-offs in their design and use, employing a wide range of international case studies and real life examples.

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·    Over 70 cases for classroom use, and some suitable for examination purposes

·    Clear and structured Parts and sections to ensure logical progression and understanding

Visit www.pearsoned.co.uk/merchant to gain access to a suite of resources which accompany this text:

·      For instructors: Solution’s manual, and Powerpoint slides

New to this Edition

·    Updated text, examples, references and cases throughout

·    Various new cases, including ones on project management, ethics, and sustainability

·    New engaging design

Table of Contents

Preface xiii

 

Section i
The control Function of management

 

1 Management and Control


Management and control
Causes of management control problems
Characteristics of good management control
Control problem avoidance
Control alternatives
Outline of this text
Notes
Leo’s Four-Plex Theater
Wong’s Pharmacy
Private Fitness, Inc.
Atlanta Home Loan

 

Section ii
Management control alternatives and their effects

 

2 Results Controls


Prevalence of results controls
Results controls and the control problems
Elements of results controls
Conditions determining the effectiveness
of results controls
Conclusion
Notes
Offi ce Solutions, Inc.
Puente Hills Toyota
Kooistra Autogroep
Houston Fearless 76, Inc.

 

3 Action, Personnel, and Cultural Controls

 

Action controls
Action controls and the control problems
Prevention vs. detection 92
Conditions determining the effectiveness
of action controls
Personnel controls
Cultural controls
Personnel/cultural controls and
the control problems
Effectiveness of Personnel/cultural
controls
conclusion
Notes
Witsky and Associates, Inc.
The Platinum Pointe Land Deal
EyeOn Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Axeon N.V.

 

4 Control System Tightness

 

Tight results control
Tight action controls
Tight personnel/cultural controls
Conclusion
Notes
Controls at the Bellagio
Casino Resort
Lincoln Electric: Venturing Abroad
PCL: A Breakdown in the Enforcement
of Management Control

 

5 Control System Costs

 

Direct costs
Indirect costs
Adaptation costs
Conclusion
Notes
Philip Anderson
Sunshine Fashion: Fraud, Theft,
and Misbehavior among
Employees
Better Beauty, Inc.
Fit Food, Inc.
Atlantis Chemical Industries

 

6 Designing and Evaluating

 

Management Control Systems
What is desired and what is likely
Choice of controls
Choice of control tightness
Adapting to change
Keeping a behavioral focus
Maintaining good control
Notes
Diagnostic Products Corporation
Game Shop, Inc.
Family Care Specialists Medical Group, Inc.
AirTex Aviation

 

Section III
Financial Results Control Systems

 

7 Financial Responsibility Centers

 

Advantages of financial results control systems
Types of financial responsibility centers
Choice of financial responsibility centers
The transfer pricing problem
Conclusion
Notes
Kranworth Chair Corporation
Zumwald AG
Global Investors, Inc.

 

8 Planning and Budgeting

 

Purposes of planning and budgeting
Planning cycles
Target setting
Planning and budgeting practices,
and criticisms
Conclusion
Notes
Citibank Indonesia
HCC Industries
Royal Wessanen NV
Multiple Versions of the Plan
Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation
VisuSon, Inc.: Business Stress Testing

 

9 Incentive Systems

 

Purposes of incentives
Monetary incentives
Incentive system design
Criteria for evaluating incentive systems
Group rewards
Conclusion
Notes
Harwood Medical Instruments PLC
Superconductor Technologies, Inc.
Raven Capital, LLC

 

Section IV
Performance Measurement Issues and their Effects

 

10 Financial Performance Measures and their Effects

 

Value creation
Market measures of performance
Accounting measures of performance
Investment and operating myopia
Return-on-investment measures
of performance
Residual income measures as a possible
solution to the ROI measurement
problems
Conclusion
Notes
Behavioral Implications of Airline Depreciation
Accounting Policy Choices
Las Ferreterías de México, S.A. de C.V.
Industrial Electronics, Inc.
Haengbok Bancorp
Corbridge Industries, Inc.
King Engineering Group, Inc.
Berkshire Industries PLC

 

11 Remedies to the Myopia Problem

 

Pressures to act myopically
Reduce pressures for short-term profit
Control investments with preaction reviews
Extend the measurement horizon
(use long-term incentives)
Measure changes in value directly
Improve the accounting measures
Measure a set of value drivers
Conclusion
Notes
Catalytic Solutions, Inc.
Dortmunder-Koppel GmbH
Johansen’s: The New Scorecard
System
Mainfreight
Statoil

 

12 Using Financial Results Controls in the Presence of Uncontrollable Factors

 

The controllability principle
Types of uncontrollable factors
Controlling for the distorting effects
of uncontrollables
Other uncontrollable factor issues
Conclusion
Notes
Olympic Car Wash
Beifang Chuang Ye Vehicle Group
Hoffman Discount Drugs, Inc.
The Stimson Company
Bank of the Desert (A)
Bank of the Desert (B)
Fine Harvest Restaurant Group (A)
Fine Harvest Restaurant Group (B)

 

Section V
Corporate Governance, Important Control-Related Roles, and Ethics

 

13 Corporate Governance and Boards of Directors

 

Laws and regulations
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act
Boards of directors
Audit committees
Compensation committees
Conclusion
Notes
Arrow Motorcar Corporation
Golden Parachutes?
Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc.
Entropic Communications, Inc.
Bio/Precise Medical Devices, Inc.

 

14 Controllers and Auditors

 

Controllers
Auditors
Conclusion
Notes
Don Russell: Experiences of a Controller/CFO
Desktop Solutions, Inc. (A): Audit
of the St. Louis Branch
Desktop Solutions, Inc. (B): Audit
of Operations Group Systems
Andrew G. Scavell, Chief Risk Officer

 

15 Management Control-Related Ethical Issues

 

Good ethical analyses and
their importance
Why do people behave unethically?
Some common management
control-related ethical issues
Spreading good ethics within
an organization
Conclusion
Notes
Two Budget Targets
Conservative Accounting in the General
Products Division
Education Food Services at Central
Maine State University
The “Sales Acceleration Program”
The Expiring Software License
Wired, PLC
Mean Screens USA, Inc.
Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products
Ethics@Cisco

 

Section V
Management Control when Financial Results are not the Primary Consideration

 

16 Management Control in Not-for-profit Organizations

 

Corporations, B corporations, and
not-for-profits
Key differences between for-profit
and not-for-profit organizations
Goal ambiguity and conflict
Difficulty in measuring and
rewarding performance
Accounting differences
External scrutiny
Employee characteristics
Conclusion
Notes
SCI Ontario: Achieving, Measuring, and
Communicating Strategic Success
University of Southern California:
Responsibility Center Management System
Amanco: Developing the Sustainability
Scorecard
Index


 

Back Cover

Management Control Systems

Performance Measurement, Evaluation and Incentives

 

Fourth Edition

Kenneth A. Merchant and Wim A. Van der Stede

 

“If this book were fiction, I would refer to it as a real page-turner” Eddy Vaassen, Tilburg University

 

“The book provides a comprehensive view of management control systems and is written in a very engaging style” Paul Summers, Summit Accountancy Training / University of Liverpool

 

 

This best-selling and market-leading text gives students a thorough understanding of the core concepts and key topics of management control and related performance measurement and incentive systems, processes, and critical trade-offs in their design and use, employing a wide range of international case studies and real life examples.

 

With its unique blend of theory and practice, concepts and applications, Management Control Systems is the ideal guide to this more than ever relevant, complex and fascinating subject.

 

New to this edition:

·    Updated text, examples, references and cases throughout

·    Various new cases, including ones on project management, ethics, and sustainability

·    New engaging design

 

Resources for Lecturers:

  • Updated PowerPoint slides to aid in your lectures
  • Comprehensive Instructor’s Manual, including case study debriefs and a case matrix that helps to bring real world examples to your students
  • Available for download at www.pearsoned.co.uk/merchant

 

Kenneth A. Merchant is the Deloitte & Touche LLP Chair of Accountancy at the University of Southern California. He is well-known internationally in the field of management accounting.

Wim A. Van der Stede is the CIMA Professor of Accounting and Financial Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science. An author and teacher, he brings a European perspective and a wealth of experience to this book.

Author

Kenneth A. Merchant is the Deloitte & Touche LLP Chair of Accountancy at the University of Southern California. He is well-known internationally in the field of management accounting.

 

Wim A. Van der Stede is the CIMA Professor of Accounting and Financial Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science. An author and teacher, he brings a European perspective and a wealth of experience to this book.

Reader Review(s)

“If this book were fiction, I would refer to it as a real page-turner” Eddy Vaassen, Tilburg University

 

“The book provides a comprehensive view of management control systems and is written in a very engaging style” Paul Summers, Summit Accountancy Training / University of Liverpool