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Management Controls in Family-owned Businesses (fobs): A Case Study of an Indonesian Family-owned University

Uddin, S and Tsamenyi, M and Noormansyah, I (2007) Management Controls in Family-owned Businesses (fobs): A Case Study of an Indonesian Family-owned University. UNSPECIFIED. EBS Working Papers, University of Essex, Colchester.

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Abstract

This paper reports on the results of a case study of management controls in an Indonesian family-owned University. The paper attempts to understand the nature and dynamics of management controls in the operations of the University. Data for the analyses are gathered from multiple sources including document analysis, observations and semi-structured interviews. The findings of the case study showed that culture and social relations are very instrumental in the management of the University (Ansari and Bell, 1991). Decisions such as recruitment, rewards, performance evaluation, and resource allocations are often made in cognizance of social and cultural factors. The strong influence of culture and social relations in the organization thus made formal management controls less relevant. These findings have implications for understanding management controls in FOBs especially in the developing world. Keywords:

Item Type: Monograph (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Management Controls; Family-owned businesses; Culture; Indonesia; Less Developed Countries
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Depositing User: Users 161 not found.
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2014 21:45
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2017 19:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/8067

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