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Roles, authority and involvement of the management accounting function: a multiple case-study perspective

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  • Lambert, Caroline

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  • Sponem, Samuel

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    Recent techniques and shifts in the environment are often foreseen as leading management accountants to adopt a business orientation. However, empirical evidence pointing to fundamental shifts in the roles played by management accountants remains relatively scarce. The authors explore this paradox and give sense to the various roles played by the management accounting function by focusing on how management accountants are involved in and endowed with authority in decision-making situations.

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    Paper provided by HEC Paris in its series Les Cahiers de Recherche with number 931.

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    Length: 52 pages
    Date of creation: 15 Oct 2010
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    Handle: RePEc:ebg:heccah:0931

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    Keywords: management accountant; role; business partner;

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