A blog about creating and running successful innovation processes

Category: Controls


Valuation of management control systems in start-up companies

Approximate reading time: 3-4 min. One study investigated the valuation of management control systems (MCS) in start-up companies. The researchers examined an international selection of start-ups, including details of their implemented MCS and corporate financial history.   Results in the study The researchers found that higher…

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Management control in radical innovation

Approximate reading time: 2-3 min. A study sought to explore whether, how and why different approaches to management control in radical innovations are more intensely employed: (1) in different phases of the radical innovation process, and (2) in innovation projects showing different degrees of radicalness. Case studies…

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Continuous innovation at Google

Estimared reading time: 6-8 min. Some companies succeed in continuous innovation, some don’t. The story is full of companies that once were forerunners in innovation, but then lost their ability to innovate in rapid global change, such as the technology shift. Some examples of technology failures are Kodak…

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Management control systems design in new product development

Approximate reading time: 3-5 min. What are the affects of management control systems design in product development? How do companies customize their management control systems according to the specific characteristics of each product development project? A study attempted to clarify this issue. The study investigated…

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Control systems under different innovation management modes

Estimated reading time: 4-6 minutes. One study focused on the relationships between management accounting and control systems (MACS) under different innovation management modes. The study focused the importance of the choice by which individual MACS are selected for interactive (as opposed to diagnostic) use.   Empirical data…

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