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La place des budgets dans le dispositif de contrôle de gestion: une approche contingente

Abstract : The research is aiming to redefine the place of budgets among other management control devices in a context of increasing use of non-accounting control tools like balanced scorecards. A general model explaining the relative place of budgets is build up and tested through a cross-sectional survey on French companies. The model is suggested after studying the historical factors having influenced the introduction of budgets in the private sector management practices. Adopting a contingency approach we use insights from the behavioural accounting theory to transform historical factors into contextual variables and explain the relative importance of budgets upon scorecards. Results are supporting the theory on the contingent place of budgets. However, little support is provided for the linear, mediation-effects contingency tested trough a structural equation model. Best performing companies adapt their budgeting systems to the influence of contingency factors (perceived environmental uncertainty, quality driven strategies, and progressive leadership styles) on a configurative, non-linear pattern. Conflicting actions of context factors engender selective fit of 1) the relative importance of budgets upon scorecards and 2) the budget system scope. Though, extreme “beyond budgeting” (lowest relative importance of budgets and lowest budget system scope) seemed inefficient even when contextual factors should be more favourable to use it.
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Iliya Komarev. La place des budgets dans le dispositif de contrôle de gestion: une approche contingente. Gestion et management. Université Montesquieu - Bordeaux IV, 2007. Français. ⟨tel-00259505v2⟩



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