Performance Measurement, Budgeting and Strategic Implementation in the Multinational Enterprise.

Considers the implications for budgeting and performance measurement of the emphasis on strategic management of human and information resources to obtain global competitive advantage. Summarizes relevant research, noting increasing use of economic value added, non-financial measures and the balanced scorecard; and explaining Simons’ (1995) “levers of control�? framework. Illustrates how this can be applied to the budgeting process, stressing the importance of interactive control systems which capture an integrated set of critical performance measures, and uses Skandia (insurance, Sweden) as an example. Lists the ten non-financial performance metrics identified by Ernst & Young (1997) as important to investors and discusses the ten differences between budgeting in a traditional as opposed to a balanced scorecard environment put forward by Govindarajan and Shank (1992). Concludes that the need for multinationals to be flexible means that control and measurement systems must be aligned with strategic goals, taking account of national cultures, investors’ expectations and demands for employee empowerment.

Main Author: Barsky, Noah.
Other Authors: Bremser, Wayne G.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Language: English
Published: 1999
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