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Management Control in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises - by Jens Hutzschenreuter

By Jens Hutzschenreuter

Administration keep an eye on is a key functionality done via managers, despite the fact that a slightly ignored subject in administration examine. Jens Hutzshenreuter determines the influence of administration keep watch over kinds at the functionality of cutting edge small and medium-sized companies (SMEs). His findings recommend that during truth oblique keep an eye on kinds reminiscent of group of workers recruiting procedures and cultural components have an improved functionality impression than conventional regulate types comparable to budgeting or approach stories. additionally, he determines that the simultaneous software (control mixtures) of other regulate kinds is useful a result of elevated info alternate among supervisor and staff.

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Management Control in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises - Indirect Control Forms, Control Combinations and their Effect on Company Performance

Administration keep an eye on is a key functionality accomplished by means of managers, even if a slightly missed subject in administration learn. Jens Hutzshenreuter determines the impact of administration keep an eye on types at the functionality of cutting edge small and medium-sized corporations (SMEs). His findings recommend that during truth oblique keep watch over kinds reminiscent of group of workers recruiting techniques and cultural components have a higher functionality influence than conventional keep watch over types reminiscent of budgeting or approach reports.

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31 only has limited knowledge on the process (assuming no previous experience in this specific field). Knowledge of the transformation process High Low High Behavior or results control Results control (III) (II) Behavior control Clan control (I) (IV) Output measurabiliy Low Figure 3: Choice between results and behavior control180 Based on the specification of the two dimensions, OUCHI distinguishes four different scenarios and recommends specific control forms. 181 Both the applicability and usage of results and behavior control has been reviewed by researchers before.

27-29. Further details can be found in Siebert/Lorz (2007), pp. 180-181; Jung (2004), p. 8; Almus (2000), p. 1 and Heil (1999), pp. 47-49. 111 Numerous size patterns have been developed and they now rather coexist. 112 The classification of Eurostat builds on four distinguished classes of organizations:113 x Micro enterprises: less than 10 persons employed x Small enterprises: 10-49 persons employed x Medium-sized enterprises: 50-249 persons employed x Large enterprises: 250 or more persons employed In order to come to one commonly accepted term for SMEs, Eurostat refers to SMEs as organizations ranging from one to 249 employed persons.

Charnes et al. (1978), p. 429; Eccles (1991), p. 132; Neely (2005), p. 1266. Cf. for example Kaplan/Norton (1992); Kaplan/Norton (1996); Kaplan/Norton (2008). Cf. Neely et al. (1995), p. 80. Consequently, both concepts share certain elements, but have to be analyzed independently as they have different focus. In summary, management control can be clearly distinguished from the terms outlined above despite their semantic proximity. In this study, controlling or planning activities are left out of consideration; however, elements or concepts from the adjacent research fields are used to develop the notion of management control.

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