The use of performance measures as an integral part of an entity's strategic plan

The use of performance measures as an integral part of an entity's strategic plan Purpose – The objective of this paper is to gain an understanding of the multiple ways companies are using performance measures throughout the organization in the areas of strategic planning, monitoring operations, and evaluation of employees work and satisfaction with the company and suppliers. Design/methodology/approach – A survey was developed and distributed to internal auditors to gather information on how their companies used performance measures. Findings – The results suggest that most companies tend to have an internal focus when using performance measures and place less value on benchmarking with competitors and suppliers. Originality/value – Based on the results of the survey, performance measures are used throughout the organization for numerous reasons from the determination of whether strategic goals are being met to evaluation of suppliers. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Managerial Auditing Journal Emerald Publishing

The use of performance measures as an integral part of an entity's strategic plan

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2005 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0268-6902
DOI
10.1108/02686900510574584
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Abstract

Purpose – The objective of this paper is to gain an understanding of the multiple ways companies are using performance measures throughout the organization in the areas of strategic planning, monitoring operations, and evaluation of employees work and satisfaction with the company and suppliers. Design/methodology/approach – A survey was developed and distributed to internal auditors to gather information on how their companies used performance measures. Findings – The results suggest that most companies tend to have an internal focus when using performance measures and place less value on benchmarking with competitors and suppliers. Originality/value – Based on the results of the survey, performance measures are used throughout the organization for numerous reasons from the determination of whether strategic goals are being met to evaluation of suppliers.

Journal

Managerial Auditing JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 1, 2005

Keywords: Performance measures; Auditors; Risk management; Financial analysis

References

  • Performance measurement, budgeting and strategic implementation in the multinational enterprise
    Barsky, N.P.; Bremser, W.G.

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