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The Effect of the Perceived Utility of a Management Control System with a Broad Scope on the Use of Food Waste Information and on Financial and Non-Financial Performances in Restaurants

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  • Rogério João Lunkes

    (Department of Accounting, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis-SC 88040-900, Brazil)

  • Fabricia Silva da Rosa

    (Department of Accounting, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis-SC 88040-900, Brazil)

  • Pamela Lattanzi

    (Department of Law, University of Macerata, 62100 Macerata (Marche), Italy)

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to analyse the effect of the perceived utility of a management control system with a broad scope on the use of food waste information and on financial and non-financial performances in restaurants. To collect data, a questionnaire was administered in Brazilian restaurants. Data from 206 restaurants were analysed with structural equation modelling, which was performed with SmartPLS software. The results reveal that a management control system of broad scope, which includes non-financial information, is oriented towards the future, and contains an external and long-term focus, assists in the use of information on food waste. In addition, the use of information about food waste by managers improves the financial and non-financial performance of restaurants. The study contributes to the literature by showing that broader information systems are effective in managing food waste, and they can also contribute to improving performance.

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  • Rogério João Lunkes & Fabricia Silva da Rosa & Pamela Lattanzi, 2020. "The Effect of the Perceived Utility of a Management Control System with a Broad Scope on the Use of Food Waste Information and on Financial and Non-Financial Performances in Restaurants," Sustainability, MDPI, vol. 12(15), pages 1-14, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:12:y:2020:i:15:p:6242-:d:393979
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