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Reporting di Sostenibilità e Controllo Manageriale:L’esperienza di Edison S.p.A [Sustainability Disclosure and Management Control: the Experience of Edison]

Molinari, M., Maraghini, M.P., Riccaboni, A. (2021) Reporting di Sostenibilità e Controllo Manageriale:L’esperienza di Edison S.p.A [Sustainability Disclosure and Management Control: the Experience of Edison]. Management Control, (2). pp. 61-86. ISSN 2239-0391. E-ISSN 2239-4397. (doi:10.3280/MACO2021-002004) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:90842)

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Abstract

Reporting di Sostenibilità e Controllo Manageriale:L’esperienza di Edison S.p.A [Sustainability Disclosure and Management Control: the Experience of Edison]

The purpose of this study is to investigate the role of management control systems. Particularly, this research aims at examining how management control systems sup-port (1) the implementation of sustainability strategies within the organization and (2) the non-financial reporting process.

This qualitative research focuses on the case study of Edison S.p.A. Data include sustainability reports, sustainability plans, and non-financial reports that the organi-zation published during the last three years. Moreover, the authors interview the or-ganization's sustainability managers, management accountants, and controllers to grasp certain peculiarities related to the use of management control systems, and to deepen this control systems’ role in the sustainability disclosure process.

Relying on Merchant and Riccaboni's (2001) theoretical framework, this study finds that management control systems play a key role, summarized as follows: support in the decision-making process, definition of objectives and related sustainability tar-gets, monitoring activities, guidance in identifying corrective actions, and measures for an effective improvement of non-financial performance.

From a practical perspective, the findings of this study provide interesting insights related to the definition and implementation of organizational solutions for economic and financial equilibrium; moreover, the findings of this study also provide interest-ing insights in terms of sustainability performance.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.3280/MACO2021-002004
Uncontrolled keywords: Sustainability Disclosure, Management Control Systems, Energy Indus-try, Non-Financial Reporting, Sustainability Strategy.
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Accounting and Finance
Depositing User: Matteo Molinari
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2021 19:46 UTC
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2021 07:46 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/90842 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Molinari, M.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3851-4974
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