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Standardized performance measurement within a corporation : A study based on Emballator Plastics & Innovations AB

  • Stafström, Anna
  • Lundberg, Josefin
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2016
DiVA - Academic Archive On-line
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Background: Performance measurement is a basic foundation in financial management and control, where the intention is to fulfill long-term objectives. Performance measurement should therefore be developed with consideration to long-term objectives and strategies. Consequently, there is a need of congruence between the parent- and subsidiary level. When developing a standardized model for performance measurement, the current organizational structure and conglomerate needs to be considered. Represented key performance measurement aim to demonstrate the critical areas with the intention to influence improvements within the corporation. Problematization: Emballator Plastics & Innovations, is a composition of underlying subsidiaries, characterized of conglomerate and lean-strategy. The corporation receives monthly reports of the subsidiaries’ performance measurement, which have been constructed without directives from the corporation and this resulted in reports of distinctive character. Consequently, the need of a standardized model of performance measurement with the aim to easier receive a comprehensive picture of the subsidiaries' overall performance has arisen. However, the remaining problem is how to develop a standardized performance measurement model, which is beneficial for both parent- and subsidiary level, without ignoring the conglomerate. Purpose: This study aims to develop a standardized performance measurement model to Emballator Plastics & Innovations, where the corporations conglomerate and lean- strategy is taken into account. The developed performance measurement model intends to create an overall picture and bring benefits to both parent- and subsidiary level. Methodology: This is a case study with a qualitative approach. Procedure for analysis has been of deductive character where the theory is mainly based on scientific articles. Collection of empirical data has been obtained through documents and interviews with semi-structured character. Respondents include chief executives at parent- and subsidiary level. Conclusion: Congruence between long-term objectives and strategies at Emballator Plastics & Innovations and subsidiaries has been identified. Regarding to the identified congruence, potentials to develop a standardized performance measurement model have been secured. Significant key performance measurements have been detected, this with aim to receive an overall picture of the subsidiaries' performance. Finally, the design of the model has been designed in consideration of the conglomerate.

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