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Les impacts de la RSE sur les systèmes de contrôle


  • Essid Moez

    () (ISG - Institut Supérieur de Gestion - Institut Supérieur de Gestion)

  • Nicolas Berland

    () (DRM - Dauphine Recherches en Management - Université Paris-Dauphine - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)


This paper is concerned with consequences of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) on management control design. These consequences are analysed through the model of levers of control developed by Robert Simon. CSR has increased the level of information overload due to the proliferation of data. The paper analyses the consequences on management control systems (MCS) of this information overload. It makes four proposals related to 1/the inadequacy of CSR management control system as an interactive system, 2/ the substitutability of the diagnostic control to interactive control to face the information overload, 3/ the specialisation of measures on each organisational level to implement interactivity and 4/ the focus for interactive discussion on information commonly used by different organisational levels.

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  • Essid Moez & Nicolas Berland, 2011. "Les impacts de la RSE sur les systèmes de contrôle," Post-Print halshs-00637633, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00637633
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    8. Simons, Robert, 1990. "The role of management control systems in creating competitive advantage: New perspectives," Accounting, Organizations and Society, Elsevier, vol. 15(1-2), pages 127-143.
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    2. Angèle Renaud, 2013. "Configurations of the Interactive Use of Environmental Management Control
      [Les configurations de contrôle interactif dans le domaine environnemental]
      ," Post-Print halshs-01178070, HAL.
    3. Sophie Giordano-Spring & Fabienne Villesèque-Dubus & Jean-Marie Courrent, 2012. "Les déterminants du reporting sociétal interne et externe en PME : une étude empirique quantitative," Post-Print hal-00690971, HAL.
    4. Elvia Lepori & Marc Bollecker, 2015. "Les leviers de contrôle de SIMONS : vers une compréhension des freins à l'équilibrage diagnostic / interactif," Post-Print hal-01188774, HAL.
    5. Denis Travaillé & Gérald Naro, 2013. "Questioning the Relevance of Corporate Social Performance Measurement: from "Balanced" to "Paradoxical" Scorecards," Post-Print halshs-00880452, HAL.
    6. Moez Essid & Nicolas Berland, 2013. "Les indicateurs de la RSE dans les entreprises françaises. La complexité responsable," Post-Print hal-01681011, HAL.
    7. Hichem DKHILI, 2013. "Does the Environment Responsibility Affect the Management Control System?," Economia. Seria Management, Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 16(1), pages 84-92, June.

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