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(2012) identified that the empirical work undertaken to research the impact of performance measurement systems on performance had focused on the use of six groups of theories, although it should be noted that a third of the empirical papers reviewed in their paper used no theoretical basis at all. It also makes a contribution to the understanding of these factors that 134-147. and Vollmann, T.E. 429-453. Melnyk, S.A., Bititci, U., Platts, K., Tobias, J. and Andersen, B. 5, pp. The sociological theory of entrepreneurship holds social cultures as the driving force of entrepreneurship. Firm performance is the outcome achieved in meeting internal and external goals of a firm (Lin et al., 2008). and Trahms, C.A. The eighth paper by Marcus Hasegan, Sai Nudurupati and Stephen Childe reports on the use of action research for developing dynamic performance measurement systems with real-time controls on the production lines to study the impact. The board and managers also needed to be enlightened on the importance of corporate governance. What mechanisms, processes and networks are used to convey the organisation’s overarching purposes and objectives to its members? Although this is an extremely useful theoretical framework, it is not a theory of performance measurement or performance management. Barnes, B.R., Naudé, P. and Michell, P. (2006), “Perceptual gaps and similarities in buyer – seller dyadic relationships”, Industrial Marketing Management, Vol. Bourne, M., Neely, A., Mills, J. and Platts, K. (2004), “Why some performance measurement initiatives fail: lessons from the change management literature”, International Journal of Business Performance Management, Vol. We will briefly describe these papers next. We need to build theory, whether from practice or other areas of business research, and validate our theory through empirical research to develop a deeper understanding and platform for the future development of the field. To develop such a theory, we need to understand the mechanisms at play in the organisation when performance measures are being used to manage activities, changes of activity and future direction of the organisation. 2, pp. However, the field is not completely without a theoretical underpinning, the Ferriera and Otley (2009) theoretical framework is a very useful step in this direction as it gives us a framework and a set of 12 questions to help us analyse PMMSs. (2005), “The evolution of performance measurement research – developments in the last decade and a research agenda for the next”, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 2, pp. In this special issue, we have papers too that use theories matching three of the six groups of theories identified in Franco-Santos et al. (2001), The Strategy Focused Organization: How Balanced Scorecard Companies Thrive in the New Business Environment, Harvard Business School Press, Boston, MA. As this happens in performance review meetings (regular events where groups of managers meet to review, evaluate and act on performance information (Martinez et al., 2010); Pavlov and Bourne, 2011) when routines are developed which evolve into mechanisms used in the management of the organisation. (2014), “Is performance measurement and management fit for the future?”, Management Accounting Research, Vol. The work builds on ten longitudinal case studies selected from the UK’s high value manufacturing sector highlighting the links between policy deployment, operational control and improvement to open collaborative partnerships. 522-534. Hayes, D.C. (1977), “The contingency theory of managerial accounting”, The Accounting Review, Vol. (1993), “Putting the balanced scorecard to work”, Harvard Business Review, September/October, pp. 754-771. Bourne, M., Kennerley, M. and Franco-Santos, M. (2005), “Managing through measures: a study of impact on performance”, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Vol. The papers in this special issue are summarised in Table I. Neely, A.D., Mills, J.F., Gregory, M.J., Richards, A.H., Platts, K.W. Pavlov, A. and Bourne, M. (2011), “Explaining the effects of performance measurement on performance: an organizational routines perspective”, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Vol. The Commission found that U.S. exporting SMEs outperform their nonexporting SME counterparts by several measures. The role of SMEs in Bangladesh has been salient in eradicating poverty, followed by economic development; whereas very few studies have focused on SME performance in Bangladesh (Sarker & Palit, 2015). 5 SMEs performance and number of delivery on time 48 . the performance of SMEs from the perceptions of owner-managers themselves, and not based on aggregate or economic data. 15 No. We need to build theories that are anchored not only in the economic world but that also recognise the increasing importance of behavioural issues. 8, pp. There is a strong argument that the debate has now moved on from the design and implementation of PMMS to its use, Franco-Santos and Bourne, 2005), impact (Franco-Santos et al., 2012) and emergence (Pavlov and Bourne, 2011). Adams, J.S. 22 No. (1975), “Management accounting in an early integrated industrial: E.I. Most of the literature reviewed were concerned with the broad category of SMEs, of which manufacturing SMEs is a subset. (2012) literature review, it must be noted that they are not theories of performance measurement and management, but more general management theories applied to this subject area. structure theories poorly explain small-and medium-sized enterprises financing decisions. 4 SMEs performance and product quality 47 . Wilcox, M. and Bourne, M. (2003), “Predicting performance”, Management Decision, Vol. This confusion is present in both academic research and in the practitioner press. 3. significant factors affecting the performance of SMEs determined by income in the study area were: Demographic characteristics (age and education level of SMEs owners and managers), Business characteristics (age of SMEs), Capital structure (source of initial capital, and capital size), and the Marketing strategy. Articles in this journal have reported on the impact of PMMS in both public and third sector organisations (Greatbanks and Tapp, 2007; Moxham and Boaden, 2007). SMEs were also recommended to consider financial monitoring to be done by the board and managers and board sub-committees. Donaldson, L. (2001), The Contingency Theory of Organizations, Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA. (1993), “A process approach to researching manufacturing strategy”, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Vol. However, the Ferriera and Otley (2009) framework progresses far beyond this as it includes the development of targets, the processes of evaluation, information flow and link to rewards. 2. The seventh paper by Bijana Pesalji, Andrey Pavlov and Pietro Micheli uses the levers of control framework from Simons (1991) to investigate practices in a Dutch-based SME. This study is to investigate the relationship between the products, process, marketing and organizational innovations of SMEs with its innovative performance, This is not only sense making in practice, but probably also how emergent strategy develops and is implemented outside the formal mechanisms for strategy development in most organisation. and Xie, J. 85 No. 4, pp. 38 No. If we review the theoretical approach taken both the papers in this special issue and by those empirical pieces identified in the Franco-Santos et al. (2007), “Towards a definition of business performance measurement systems”, International Journal of Production and Operations Management, Vol. 7 SMEs Performance and operating profit growth rate 50 . The six groups of theories were: agency theory (Eisenhardt, 1989; Feltham and Xie, 1994; Jensen and Meckling, 1976; Jensen and Murphy, 1990); contingency theory (Donaldson, 2001; Hayes, 1977; Otley, 1980); resource-based view of the firm (Barney, 1991; Day, 1994); cognitive and information processing theories (Miller, 1956; Simon, 1976; Talyer, 2010; Kunda, 1990); goal setting theory (Locke and Latham, 1990); and. 784-801. medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). (1965), “Inequity in social exchange”, in Berkowitz, L. Miller, G. (1956), “The magical number seven, plus or minus two: some limits on our capacity for information processing”, Psychological Review, March, Vol. 11, pp. 14 No. 20 No. 2, pp. But although this type of research is to be applauded, it is not enough. The reason explored for these are attributed to Asian development bank, there is a reason to believe that SMEs play an imperative role in structural transformation of the economy. International Journal of Economics and Finance. If we reflect on the current theories used to inform PMMS research, it can be argued that they ignore the mechanisms by which the PMMS operates. 71-79. 3, pp. Bourne, M.C.S. 399-432. Simons, R. (1991), “Strategic orientation and top management attention to control systems”, Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 41 No. In this situation, routines being influenced and guided by other routines (see Figure 2) together with the individual managers’ membership of performance review meetings being the conduit of the PMMS between different levels in the organisation (see Figure 3). (1995), “What theory is not”, Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol. Individual managers involved in running one routine (performance review meeting) will usually be participants in a higher level performance review meeting, whilst the people attending this manager’s meeting may well be running their own routine (performance review meeting) at a lower level in the organisation. 2, pp. How are these are specified and communicated and what role do they play in performance evaluation? The authors argue that the transaction cost Effects of the structure of PMMS on organisational routines, The overlap of points of membership in the hierarchy of organisation routines. 36 No. The fundamental function of accounting and book keeping is 5, pp. What type of use is made of information and of the various control mechanisms in place? 4, pp. Franco-Santos, M. and Bourne, M. (2005), “An examination of the literature relating to issues affecting how companies manage through measures”, Production Planning and Control, Vol. So, from a theory and practice perspective, we must conclude that the special issue has attracted a wide variety of papers, research methods and applications from different contexts. (2000), “Designing, implementing and updating performance measurement systems”, International Journal of Production and Operations Management, Vol. Greatbanks, R. and Tapp, D. (2007), “The impact of balanced scorecards in a public sector environment: empirical evidence from Duneden County Council, New Zealand”, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 25 No. 8, pp. We should reflect that the framework, whilst informed by the management control literature, was developed inductively and informed by the experience of case study research (Ferriera and Otley, 2009, p. 276), which is why it has such a strong link to practice and why it is so useful as a holistic tool for examining the structure, operation and use of PMSs in organisations. But, if and when we develop this better understanding, we suspect that we will still be using other more encompassing management theories, such as those used and identified here, to understand the pressures and influences on the mechanism. 2010-2021. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOPM-11-2018-784, Copyright © 2018, Emerald Publishing Limited. (1972), “Early cost Accounting for internal management control: Lyman Mills in the 1850s”, Business History Review, Vol. We have a number of different perspectives on performance measurement and management. The review highlights the performance measurement and management gap in PBC identifying for research opportunities: strategic alignment (which the authors consider astonishing as PBC is supposed to be outcome orientated), action and refreshing, performance monitoring and reporting, and other aspects including the selection of appropriate KPIs. The papers create insight into the issue of complimentary or conflicting aspects of control systems, especially in a lean setting and we have insights into balancing controls in SMEs as well as how to deal with VUCA environments. How strong and coherent are the links between the components of PMSs and the ways in which they are used. Kamyabi, Y. The paper explains how the use of tacit knowledge and modelling were used in developing effective cause and effect analysis. 79-119. Decisions may be made by individual decision makers acting on their own (although we would suggest that this happens far more infrequently than one would surmise from the focus of research in the management literature) but implementing action invariably requires involving others. and Meckling, W.H. What rewards – financial and/or non-financial – will managers and other employees gain by achieving performance targets or other assessed aspects of performance (or, conversely, what penalties will they suffer by failing to achieve them)? SMEs are the engine of the European economy. 846-873. (1990), “Organizational justice: yesterday, today, and tomorrow”, Journal of Management, Vol. The respondents to the survey behind this work were identified from through the “Shingo Prise”. Kaplan, R.S. (2006) paper which identified the need for different cultures and management styles when moving from the design and implementation phases to measurement in use phases. 1131-1152. Olve, N., Roy, J. and Wetter, M. (1999), Performance Drivers: A Practical Guide to Using the Balanced Scorecard, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester. 2, pp. (1992), “The balanced scorecard – measures that drive performance”, Harvard Business Review, January/February, pp. 263-282. 2, pp. To performis to produce valued results. What we are not arguing here that these are not useful lenses to take in analysing the PMMSs in organisations, we are simply suggesting that adopting an alternative approach that takes a systems perspective by focusing of the operating mechanisms of PMMS could give use new insights. 63 No. Profit is a proxy to measure financial performance of SMEs, which is the dependent variable. and Norton, D.P. 81-96. 1, pp. 13 No. Bourne, M.C.S., Neely, A.D., Platts, K.W. How do controls and their uses differ at different hierarchical levels? Are performance evaluations primarily objective, subjective or mixed and how important are formal and informal information and controls in these processes? 12 No. Kennerley, M. and Neely, A. 2, pp. How it Works, and Why it’s Everyone’s Business, Free Press, New York, NY. 22 No. and Swink, M.L. The paper demonstrates how external context creates local conditions that may be detrimental to lean in manufacturing. 101-113. 17 No. Locke, E. and Latham, G. (1990), A Theory of Goal Setting and Task Performance, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ. The sixth paper by Martijn van der Steen and Sandra Tillema takes a different approach and looks at lean implementation. Bourne, M., Franco-Santos, M., Micheli, P. and Pavlov, A. XLIV No. They found ROT to be a suitable theoretical framework to explain the role of a mature supplier performance measurement system in orchestrating the suppliers. and Murphy, K.J. Kaplan, R.S. 25 No. 3. (1980), “The contingency theory of management accounting: achievement and prognosis”, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Vol. Johnson, H.T. The Ferriera and Otley (2009) framework described above assumes that PMMSs are systems. Keywords: Trade credit, financial performance, SMEs, capital structure, pecking order, alternative 2 | Management practices and SME performance – Discussion paper no.488 National Institute of Economic and Social Research Introduction Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have long been viewed as an important source of job creation and output growth (e.g. Can these uses be characterised in terms of various typologies in the literature? This special issue too reflects this pervasiveness of PMS, despite the fact that the papers published here happen to have focused on the private sector. 31 No. 826-845. Bourne, M.C.S. Feltham, G.A. (2011), “Strategic entrepreneurship: creating value for individuals, organizations, and society”, Academy of Management Perspectives, Vol. 653-660. & Devi, S. (2011). 20 No. Such research, while important for improving performance and the ability of the firm to record and monitor activities, does not build causality or help to explain or, as is becoming more important in today’s dynamic environment (Nudurupait et al., 2016), predict and deal with the increasing complexity now being faced by researchers and managers alike. 4, pp. 4, pp. ððk½åþ}þ¤sê§0«UhÓ©(×_Ã×Ã9…ò~ìi×æëÝt{ÊgþÝñó6¤PÝ_Ïii.mº‡&‡þ-ËY~¬Âò5?VEêÛÿ®/. 4-17. Tayler, W.B. 8, pp. (2002), “The success and failure of performance measurement systems implementation: perceptions of participating managers”, International Journal of Production and Operations Management, Vol. 5 No. 23 No. Analysis of the statistical information (see TABLE 1)confirms dominance of small and even micro size of companies in Latvia. The first paper by Vieri Maestrini, Veronica Martinez, Andy Neely, Davide Luzzini, Federico Caniato and Paolo Maccarrone looks at how buyers and suppliers can collaborate in their use of their performance measurement system. How have the PMSs altered in the light of the change dynamics of the organisation and its environment? The two most used performance measurement systems from the findings are personnel performance and customer satisfaction. In their paper, Franco-Santos et al. 3, pp. at the function, group and, ultimately, the individual levels – the micro levels). Because these mechanisms are routines, they develop over time as the mental models of what is happening influences the pattern of behaviours and the pattern of behaviours influence the mental models. Is performance measurement and management fit for the future? Previous research has identified two forms of “abnormal” growth – styled as business dwarfism and gigantism - which can both lead to missed opportunities for owners/entrepreneurs and local economies, and even to business crisis and collapse. Although this is an extremely useful theoretical framework, it is not a theory of performance measurement or performance management. The approach is designed to deal with complexity and emergence enabling managers in the positions of authority to take decisions. 2.1 Theoretical Literature The Production Theory as in Laidler (1972) Bititci, U.S., Carrie, A.S. and McDevitt, L. (1997), “Integrated performance measurement systems: a development guide”, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. The final paper develops a framework for swift and even flow. 1, pp. tion questionnaire, thesis title was decided: What makes employees motivated in SMEs. To facilitate this evaluation a typology is presented which synthesises current theory. 26 No. 3, pp. Testing the hypothesis statistically, it was concluded that, there is a positive relationship between internal factors and organizational performance. Neely, A.D., Richards, A.H., Mills, J.F., Platts, K.W. Performance measurement and management is not only the preserve of the private sector. 20 No. 98 No. Schneiderman, A.M. (2001), “The first balanced scorecard: analog devices, 1986-1988”, Journal of Cost Management, September/October, pp. (1976), “Theory of the firm: managerial behaviour, agency cost and ownership structure”, Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 8 SMEs … This suggests (in all but the smallest organisations) a series of links between individuals at different levels of the organisation. 37-52. How does it influence and how is it influenced by the strategic management process? In their paper, the authors argue that performance measurement triggers, guides and intensifies the search for solutions to improve the performance of the organisation (see Figure 1). Moxham, C. and Boaden, R. (2007), “The impact of performance measurement in the voluntary sector: identification of contextual and processual factors”, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. Bititci, U., Garengo, P., Dörfler, V. and Nudurupati, S. (2012), “Performance measurement: challenges for tomorrow”, International Journal of Management Reviews, Vol. 3, pp. and Bourne, M.C.S. So, for this special issue, we were particularly interested in papers that explore the interface between theory and practice and that add richness, as described in the preceding discussion, to the resulting theoretical developments. 2788-2799. 17 No. 245-269. 373-395. Factors determining financial performance of SMEs in Kenya have been classified into two categories; independent and dependent variables as shown in figure 1. 7, pp. are an essential source of jobs, create entrepreneurial spirit and innovation in the EU and are thus crucial for fostering competitiveness and employment. Bourne, M.C.S., Mills, J.F., Wilcox, M., Neely, A.D. and Platts, K.W. 11, pp. What are the key factors that are believed to be central to the organisation’s overall future success and how are they brought to the attention of managers and employees? and Norton, D.P. An evaluation is undertaken of ten PM approaches found in the literature. In this paper, they present a tool they have called the “Relationship Regulator” which they develop, test and refine. Johnson, H.T. (1976), Administrative Behavior, 3rd ed., Free Press, New York, NY. 69 No. Have the changes in PMSs design or use been made in a proactive or reactive manner? Bittitci, U.S., Bourne, M., Cross, J., Nudurupati, S. and Sang, K. (2018), “Towards a theoretical foundation for performance measurement and management”, International Journal of Management Reviews, Vol. 1095-1117. TABLE I. E Performance measurement has been a key theme of this journal for many years (Neely et al., 1995; Neely, 2005). The fourth paper by Mohamed Afy-Shararah and Nicholas Rich creates a model that captures the design elements of high performance operating management systems for swift even flow. In this special issue, we have seen the development of interesting new frameworks and understanding based on using theory to reflect on practice and practice to inform our development of theory. (1990), “Performance pay and top-management incentives”, Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 806-816. Exports also provide access to global markets—this is particularly important for SME performance in small open economies such as Ireland. AbstractDescribes research undertaken to evaluate the appropriateness of strategic performance measurement (PM) system development processes for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). 16 No. They include the top down processes of aligning the business with strategic direction as promulgated by process approaches to the development and implementation of PMMS (e.g. Jensen, M.C. 56 No. Drawing on the Cynefin framework (Snowden, 2000, 2002; Snowden and Boone, 2007), this paper develops the performance alignment matrix (Melnyk et al., 2014) drawing on interview research in seven case studies. Simon, H.A. LII No. and Swink, M. (2004), “Metrics and performance measurement in operations management: dealing with the metrics maze”, Journal of Operations Management, Vol. (1994), “The capabilities of market-driven organizations”, Journal of Marketing, Vol. 16-26. 181-192. Use of profesional accountants’ advisory services and its impact on SME performance in an emerging economy : a resource-based view. 11, pp. 4, pp. 5 Nos 2/3, pp. (1995), “Performance measurement system design – a literature review and research agenda”, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. and Bourne, M.C.S. The situation is more disturbing and In the next section, we will focus of discussion on theory in PMMS. equity, distributive and procedural justice theories (Adams, 1965; Greenberg, 1990). (1990), The New Performance Challenge: Measuring Operations for World-Class Competition, Business One Irwin, Homewood, IL. Ferriera, D. and Otley, O. What we are currently lacking is an underpinning theory to help us advance the field. Kunda, Z. The process of this thesis writing was a learning process for myself, analysing the cur-rent SMEs’ human resource situation, finding out the case company related issues, do the theory studies on Talent Management and Motivation Theory, combining the realis- Are there significant omissions? 49-62. 2, pp. constraints on SMEs’ operations in Algeria and compare them with the constraints faced by other MENA and OECD surveyed firms and the world average. Confounding this confusion is the tight interrelationship that exists between theory and practice. 80-116. 173-186. 184-204. These theories are the information theory, the decision making theory and the measurement theory. But performance measurement and management are broad subjects and performance measurement and management systems (PMMS) have a wide scope. 21 No. However, the interest in this paper is the use of resource orchestration theory (ROT) as the theoretical framework for their analysis. Birch, 1981; OECD, 2002; Hijzen et al, 2010; Criscuolo et al, 2014). (1978), “Management Accounting in an early multidivisional organization: general motors in the 1920s”, Business History Review, Vol. mining SMEs’ performance in Nigeria (Bowale and Ilesanmi 2014). 23 No. These may be formal board meetings, operational planning meetings, sales management meetings, project management meetings, etc. One class of theoretical models focus on the learning process, either active or passive, and the other models refer to the stochastic and deterministic approaches. (2009), “The design and use of performance management systems: an extended framework for analysis”, Management Accounting Research, Vol. (1990), “The case for motivated reasoning”, Psychological Bulletin, Vol. 4, pp. The process Vol. 17 No. 1, pp. So in the rest of this editorial we will discuss the following. 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