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By Lucrezia Songini,Anna Pistoni,Christian Herzig, et al.Emerald Group Publishing Limited|Emerald Group Publishing Limited||Adult NonfictionFinance, ManagementLanguage(s): EnglishOn sale date: 13.12.2013Street date: 13.12.2013

The objective of this booklet is to discover new demanding situations and new customers for sustainability accounting study, and to debate destiny instructions of study. It considers a wide spectrum of other theoretical lenses and examine equipment, and explores a variety of sorts of organizational settings and practices in several countries.

This e-book brings jointly articles that think of major components of accounting: monetary accounting, auditing and managerial accounting, with a purpose to significantly assessment and strengthen theorizations and methodological functions to the research of all major accounting fields in a sustainability context. It goals to curiosity a really huge variety of energetic researchers professors and practitioners (CPAs and CMAs, managers and bosses, but additionally consultants), either from the accounting box, and from the sustainability and CSR domain names. This ebook goals to curiosity researchers and practitioners in accounting, managerial regulate, auditing, CSR/sustainability...

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The role of management control for supporting strategies orientated toward sustainability has increasingly been discussed in the literature. In their literature review paper, Crutzen and Herzig explore the theoretical frameworks and models used in 27 empirical papers as well as the research questions and methods applied to empirically explore this emerging research area. The review shows that, even if a growing body of empirical research has emerged over the last decade, our current knowledge about how companies design or use management control to support environmental or sustainability strategy appears to be limited in several ways, providing scope for further research.

The role of management control for supporting strategies orientated toward sustainability has increasingly been discussed in the literature. In their literature review paper, Crutzen and Herzig explore the theoretical frameworks and models used in 27 empirical papers as well as the research questions and methods applied to empirically explore this emerging research area. The review shows that, even if a growing body of empirical research has emerged over the last decade, our current knowledge about how companies design or use management control to support environmental or sustainability strategy appears to be limited in several ways, providing scope for further research.

Discussing the reduced importance given by companies to accountability and transparency, when compared to management advantage, some authors have proposed the concept of “managerial capture” (Bebbington, 1997; Owen, Gray, & Bebbington, 1997; Owen, Swift, Humphrey, & Bowerman, 2000; Power, 1991). It refers to “the concept that sees management take control of the whole process (including the degree of stakeholder inclusion) by strategically collecting and disseminating only the information it deems appropriate to advance the corporate image, rather than being truly transparent and accountable to the society it serves.

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