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Title: An empirical study of the electronics & electrical industry in Singapore : the relationship between strategy and attributes of management control systems
Authors: Lim, Lay Hong
Sng, Siao Lin
Tan, Mui Mui
Keywords: DRNTU::Business
Issue Date: 1994
Abstract: The objective of this study is to examine whether attributes of management control system (i.e. budget goals, environmental scanning, cost control and planning) differ between Defenders and Prospectors in the electronics & electrical industry in Singapore. The mode of research use is survey. Some 100 questionnaires were sent to randomly selected manufacturing firms. The response rate was 45.5%. one-tailed t-tests are used to analyse the results. A comparison of our findings with previous studies was carried out. The main findings include: 1)Prospectors emphasize budget goals more than Defenders. 2)There is little evidence that Prospectors emphasize more environmental scanning than Defenders. 3)Prospectors emphasize greater cost control than Defenders. 4)Prospectors place greater emphasis on planning than Defenders.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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