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Sundström, A., Jeanson, F. & Höglund, L. (2019). To be accepted or rejected?: A discourse analysis of the prevailing accounting discourse. In: : . Paper presented at Management Control Association (MCA) /European Network for Research in Organisational & Accounting Change (ENROAC). London, UK
Open this publication in new window or tab >>To be accepted or rejected?: A discourse analysis of the prevailing accounting discourse
2019 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to contribute to the debate on publish and perish, which is a phenomenon that, for a long time, has been a theme of discussion. This phenomenon has affected many academic disciplines (Miller et al. 2011), including accounting. It is described to be the result of the increased competition that has developed based on the desire to identify the productiveness of universities, departments and faculties. It has created the pressure on scholars to produce quality outputs in the form of publications in high-ranked international refereed journals.

This study adopts the idea that high-ranked academic journals are setting the context for what is valid and not valid in accounting scholarship, i.e. high-ranked international refereed journals becomes the prevalent discourse for how researchers supposed to write and think about research in accounting scholarship.

The purpose of this paper is through a discourse analysis study if the same phenomena that are apparent in the prevalent discourse of accounting set by top journals also can be seen in the less prestigious and lower-ranked journals of accounting.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London, UK: , 2019
Keywords
publish and perish, accounting, academic journals, discourse, discourse analysis
National Category
Social Sciences Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-45539 (URN)
Conference
Management Control Association (MCA) /European Network for Research in Organisational & Accounting Change (ENROAC)
Available from: 2019-10-14 Created: 2019-10-14 Last updated: 2019-12-18Bibliographically approved
Jeanson, F. & Sundström, A. (2014). Exploring how R&D management control influences the outcome of R&D process: A case study of R&D Management Control in a Swedish R&D firm. In: Nordic Accounting Conference 2014, Copenhagen, November 13-14, 2014: . Paper presented at Nordic Accounting Conference.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring how R&D management control influences the outcome of R&D process: A case study of R&D Management Control in a Swedish R&D firm
2014 (English)In: Nordic Accounting Conference 2014, Copenhagen, November 13-14, 2014, 2014Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Recent literature indicates that a majority of studies on R&D management control have

focused on performance measurement systems and that few studies have explored how

individual control systems operate collectively to influence the outcome of R&D

organizations. We adopt the idea that it is of importance to merge control systems, and we

draw upon levers of control to view control systems from a holistic viewpoint. We aim to

extend this research by to exploring how beliefs, boundary, diagnostic and interactive control

systems are used jointly to influence the outcome of R&D. The paper is based on a qualitative

within-case study of an industrial air-handling technology R&D firm in Sweden. We draw on

the levers of control framework developed by Simons (1995) to illustrate how management

control systems operate within an R&D context. We observed that management control

systems interact in an R&D organization and that it is this interaction that allows it to achieve

pre-set goals. We also found that R&D firm managers used various forms of control jointly to

attain a limitation in behaviour as well as continuous search for opportunities and new

possibilities by exploiting existing technologies and resources.

Keywords
R&D, Management Control System, Performance Measurement
National Category
Social Sciences Economics and Business
Research subject
Industrial Economics and Organisations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-26620 (URN)
Conference
Nordic Accounting Conference
Available from: 2014-12-02 Created: 2014-11-26 Last updated: 2014-12-03
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Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-2958-8146

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