CIMA leads the industry with research on the role of the finance function in today's volatile economies.
Management control systems as a package
This report outlines the outcomes of various elements of management control systems (MCS), helping to better focus the analysis of MCS packages.
Managing inter-firm interdependencies in R&D investment
This report illustrates how interdependent R&D investments may be coordinated across the boundaries of competing firms.
Management control: automotive IJVs with Chinese parent companies
This paper investigates the management controls exerted by overseas and local parents in four automotive international joint ventures (IJVs) in China.
Project portfolio management in turbulent times
This report explores the use of project portfolio management (PPM) by organisations during the current turbulent economic conditions. The study takes five case study firms and explores what activities and practices were involved in their approach to PPM.
A structured approach to enterprise risk management (ERM) and the requirements of ISO 31000
CIMA is pleased to announce it has entered into a reciprocal agreement with the Association of Risk and Insurance Managers (Airmic) to make most of the content of its technical library available to our members. This Airmac report on ERM implementation devotes particular reference to the importance of ISO 31000.
Interventionist management accounting research: lessons learned
This executive summary demonstrates the versatility of interventionist research which can contribute to not only management accounting but also to engineering management.
Accounting for new organisational forms: the case of subcontracting and outsourcing
This executive summary dentifies key questions which assess the use of new organisational forms, brought about by globalisation and developments in technology, in contemporary UK business. Looks at its consequent implications for management accounting. A full report (PDF 350Kb) can also be downloaded for free.
The use of activity-based planning (ABP) in the UK Crown Prosecution Service
This executive summary explores whether and how ABP can be successfully adopted in the UK public sector by exploring longitudinal case study investigation of the UK Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for the period of 1995 to 2005.
CIMA strategic enterprise management (SEM): improving decision-making in your organisation
This report considers the development of management accounting tools and techniques and new enterprise technologies that can support better decision-making.
Management accounting in networks: techniques and applications
This document seeks to address the control problems arising from inter-organisational associations, such as alliances, partnerships or networks. The handbook can be purchased through CIMA publishing.
Human resource management
This study examines the relationship between human resource management (HRM), management accounting and organisational management using six case study companies.
Pursuing shareholder value: implications for human resource management
This report examines the extent of adoption of shareholder value management in large, quoted UK companies, and the impact this has had on human resource management.
Intelligent internet agents for business management and accounting
This executive summary explains the nature of intelligent Internet agents (IIAs), reviews their current uses, and identifies future applications.
Reporting and managing risk
This report summarises case studies on risk management practices at four major organisations: Tesco, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Birmingham City Council and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
Enterprise risk oversight: a global analysis
To gain a sense of the state of enterprise risk oversight around the globe following the economic crisis, the AICPA and CIMA conducted surveys of organisational leaders. This report provides a brief overview of key findings observed.