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Controlling innovations - a case study about management control in R&D departments

Persson, Eric and Kang, Lu (2011)
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to describe and analyse the influence of management control systems in innovation and development activities.
Methodology: A qualitative inductive approach is used and the thesis is conducted as a multiple descriptive case study, with interviews as the primary data source.
Theoretical perspectives: The study uses previous research and studies on the area of management control in R&D organisations, project management and innovations management. Empirical foundation: The authors have gathered information through interviews with managers from R&D departments in four different companies. Conclusions: Our findings describe the role of management control systems in R&D departments. It also shows... (More)
Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to describe and analyse the influence of management control systems in innovation and development activities.
Methodology: A qualitative inductive approach is used and the thesis is conducted as a multiple descriptive case study, with interviews as the primary data source.
Theoretical perspectives: The study uses previous research and studies on the area of management control in R&D organisations, project management and innovations management. Empirical foundation: The authors have gathered information through interviews with managers from R&D departments in four different companies. Conclusions: Our findings describe the role of management control systems in R&D departments. It also shows differences between the structures of the management control systems in the case companies. (Less)
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author
Persson, Eric and Kang, Lu
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Management of enterprises, innovations, project management, case study, Management control, R&D, Företagsledning, management
language
Swedish
id
1976739
date added to LUP
2011-06-01
date last changed
2012-11-12 11:40:03
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  abstract     = {Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to describe and analyse the influence of management control systems in innovation and development activities.
Methodology: A qualitative inductive approach is used and the thesis is conducted as a multiple descriptive case study, with interviews as the primary data source.
Theoretical perspectives: The study uses previous research and studies on the area of management control in R&D organisations, project management and innovations management. Empirical foundation: The authors have gathered information through interviews with managers from R&D departments in four different companies. Conclusions: Our findings describe the role of management control systems in R&D departments. It also shows differences between the structures of the management control systems in the case companies.},
  author       = {Persson, Eric and Kang, Lu},
  keyword      = {Management of enterprises,innovations,project management,case study,Management control,R&D,Företagsledning,management},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Controlling innovations - a case study about management control in R&D departments},
  year         = {2011},
}