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A study of performance measurement in the outsourcing decision

Outsourcing is an increasingly popular method of achieving performance improvement. However, the results have been mixed. Some organisations have not achieved the desired benefits associated with outsourcing and experienced outsourcing failure instead. This research project examines the issue of performance measurement in the outsourcing decision.

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Costs, care and rationing

This paper reveals distinct differences in the delivery of management accounting information between intensive care units (ICUs) in Finland and the UK and has major implications for the management of intensive care facilities and indeed health care management accounting generally.

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The balancing act in hospital performance measurement

This project examines the development and impact of balanced scorecard (BSC) performance measurement in the United Kingdom (UK) and New Zealand (NZ) hospitals, focusing on how such systems work in practice.

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Complexity, relevance and clarity of corporate reporting

The Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) project to review the complexity and relevance of current company reporting requirements is very timely. Over the past ten years, a raft of additional reporting burdens has been placed on businesses, and many of the existing requirements have also changed in that period.

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Strategic responses to global climate change: a UK analysis

This report provides an understanding of the way in which organisations are translating strategic issues into management action in the context of their carbon impact. The implications for management accountants and accounting were also explored.

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Sustainability performance management: how CFOs can unlock value

Sustainability can drive significant business benefits. Yet in many organisations, its value is not fully realised. This report from CIMA and Accenture explores how robust sustainability performance management, driven by finance professionals, can be a key way to unlock this value.

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Tomorrow’s balance sheet

Integrating strategies for corporate responsibility and evaluating their impact, both socially and environmentally, is becoming increasingly critical to business. Companies are seeking ways to successfully put their strategies on sustainability into practice – strengthening the connection between corporate responsibility and global competitiveness.

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Tomorrow's relationships

People are our greatest asset – how often have we heard this from leaders and then seen evidence from the behaviours of the organisations they lead which suggests otherwise?

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WEF global risks report 2013

The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report examines key global risks such as the effect of economic weakness on environmental challenges, wealth gaps and unsustainable government debt. It also highlights emerging concerns such as geoengineering and brain-altering technologies.

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A structured approach to Enterprise Risk Management and the requirements of ISO 31000

This guide provides a brief commentary on ISO 31000: ‘Risk management – Principles and guidelines’ and advice on the implementation of an enterprise risk management initiative.

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