Management Control SystemsPerformance Measurement, Evaluation and IncentivesSecond EditionKenneth A. Merchant and Wim A. Van der StedeWith its unique range of international case studies, real-life examples and comprehensive coverage of the latest management control-related tools and techniques, this second edition of Management Control Systems is the ideal guide to this complex and multidimensional subject.The authors approach management control from an accounting perspective as they discuss issues of performance measurement and evaluation in detail. They also provide a broad perspective on control systems, with a focus on issues such as planning and budgeting systems, internal controls, corporate culture, corporate governance, and ethics. Their unique treatment of the subject is thorough, logical, and easy-to-read, and is perfect for upper level undergraduates, postgraduates and practising professionals.If this book were fiction, I would refer to it as a real page-turner.” Eddy Vaassen, Universityof MaastrichtFeatures In-depth analysis of the relationship between management theory and practice, with references to a host of specific decision-making situations. Case studies and real-life examples drawn from an international range of firms and companies, including Toyota, Citibank, and Lincoln Electric. Coverage of ethical and multinational issues, across a variety of businesses, industries and not-for-profit organizations. Assessment of management control-related tools, including Balanced Scorecards and EVA, as well as non-financial measures of performance. Discussion of the similarities and differences between management control and internal control, with reference to Sarbanes-Oxley and similar movements worldwide. Fresh emphasis on management control systems in relation to corporate governance.The authorsKenneth A. Merchant is the Deloitte & Touche LLP Chair of Accountancy at the University of Southern California. He is well-known internationally in the field of management accounting, and is a part-time research professor at the University of Maastricht.Wim A. Van der Stede is Professor of Management Accounting at the London School of Economics and Political Science. An author and teacher, he brings a European perspective and a wealth of experience to this book.Merchant, Kenneth A. is the author of 'Management Control Systems Performance Measurement, Evaluation and Incentives', published 2007 under ISBN 9780273708018 and ISBN 0273708015.