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Management control systems in public networks Logo cima

  Mariafrancesca Sicilia, Adina Dudau , Georgios ... |   Free |   CIMA |   May 2016 |   Thought leadership

Public collaborative networks have been used across Europe to deal with challenges in public service delivery. However, running inter-organisational structures requires suitable management accounting and control systems.

There are packages of mechanisms that help these networks build and maintain collaborative relationships between partners, enabling them to achieve shared goals. This academic research is based on a qualitative case study of two public collaborative networks operating at the local level to protect individuals against violence in Italy and the UK.

The findings highlight the role of packages of control mechanisms in building collaboration in networks and supporting the achievement of goals.

Topics covered:
  • Management accounting: Technical: Management reporting & analysis: Performance management, Expert
  • Management accounting: Technical: Management reporting & analysis: Variance analysis, Expert

2 Comments/Reflections

Marc Evans

Marc Evans Aug 2018

Simon Nobbs

Simon Nobbs May 2016

Interesting conclusions but begs further research and detail.