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Managerial understanding and attitudes towards beyond budgeting in Ukraine (2019)

Aksom, Herman (2019). Managerial understanding and attitudes towards beyond budgeting in Ukraine. International Journal of Management Practice, 12 (2), 171-199. DOI: 10.1504/IJMP.2019.098660

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All authors or editors: Aksom, Herman

Journal or series: International Journal of Management Practice

ISSN: 1477-9064

eISSN: 1741-8143

Publication year: 2019

Volume: 12

Issue number: 2

Pages range: 171-199

Publisher: Inderscience Publishers

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJMP.2019.098660

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In order to find out how Ukrainian practitioners understand and evaluate management control innovation - beyond budgeting - this study examines their attitudes towards this concept and meanings they attach to it in the process of learning and sensemaking. Results show how the content and meaning of novel management innovation is reinterpreted and negotiated in new institutional context. Empirical evidences support the central statement of institutional theory, namely a replacement of practice's former technical functions by institutional facts, specific symbolic meanings and collective understandings. The findings reported serve to demonstrate the gradual replacement of brute facts and empirical reality of beyond budgeting concept by shared definitions, understandings and beliefs about the nature of this practice. The paper then discusses the relationship between managers' opinions and institutional context of Ukrainian business environment as a matter of impact of different institutional logics defined geographically.

Keywords: leadership (activity); management systems; budgeting; innovations; institutionalisation (societal change)

Free keywords: institutional effects; institutional logics; institutionalisation; value infusion; meanings; beyond budgeting; Ukraine

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Reporting Year: 2019

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