How control systems influence product innovation processes: Examining the role of entrepreneurial orientation

Josep Bisbe, Ricardo Malaguenõ

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Abstract

This paper yields insights into the channels through which management accounting and control systems (MACS) exert an influence on product innovation by examining the extent to which different forms of control (i.e. value systems (VS), diagnostic control systems and interactive control systems (ICS)) are directly associated with the distinct phases of innovation processes. Using survey data collected from 118 medium and large Spanish companies, we find that (1) VS and ICS have significant main effects on the creativity, co-ordination and knowledge integration, and filtering (sub-)phases of innovation processes and (2) the significance and direction of these influences vary depending on the entrepreneurial orientation (EO) of firms. By highlighting the relevance of EO in shaping the influence of MACS on product innovation processes, this study calls for caution in generalising the expected effects of MACS on innovation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)356-386
Number of pages31
JournalAccounting and Business Research
Volume45
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • control systems
  • conversion ability
  • creativity
  • innovation
  • management accounting

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