Management Accounting Research Group Working Papers, Department of Business Studies, Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus
Exploring Enterprise Systems and Management Control in the Information Society: Developing a Conceptual Framework
(), Carsten Rohde
() and Anders Rom
Abstract: Society is evolving from the industrial society towards
the information society where information technology plays a crucial role.
Few IT innovations have had as much impact on business organizations in the
past years as Enterprise Systems (ES). These systems affect most functions
in the organization as they support and standardize business processes,
integrate data, can integrate external business partners into business
processes and influence management activities such as planning and control.
The main objective of this paper is to add to the limited body of knowledge
of the relationship between ES and management control. We describe the
changes taking place in companies operating in the information society,
describe and define management control and review existing research on the
relationship between management control and enterprise systems. We
criticize existing management control frameworks for not recognizing the
significance of information, communication and risk control in today’s
operating environment. Finally, we propose a framework for viewing
management control in the information society
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21 pages, April 26, 2005
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