Strategic performance measurement systems: A discussion about their roles
2009 (English)In: Measuring Business Excellence, ISSN 1368-3047, Vol. 13, no 3, 39-48 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to present a theoretical discussion about the roles that a performance measurement system should perform. The enterprises' operations systems and environments, characterized by their complexity and dynamics, are challenging the strategic operations management models. Design/methodology/approach - The developed theoretical construction is based on a literature review. The measurement system is studied in the context of a strategic operations management system. Findings - The structures, processes and spaces were the lens used to study the performance measurement system and contributed to organize the concepts in tables, that is, roles statements were created based on these guidelines. These tables synthesized and identified the main roles that the system should perform, stating their definitions and related perspectives. Research limitations/implications - The generated framework is theoretical in essence and needs to be tested, although the theoretical exercise showed a common sense around the articulated main concepts. Practical implications - The understanding of the performance measurement system roles contributes to improve design, implementation and use of the performance system. Originality/value - The paper's main contribution is the theoretical underpinning used to develop the performance framework. The system design approach used will enable further research into strategic performance measurement application for the design and use of such a system. Continuous improvement, organizational learning and the management of change process will be required properties for the strategic management of the operations function.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 13, no 3, 39-48 p.
Operations management; Performance measures; Strategic management
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-61472DOI: 10.1108/13683040910984310OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-61472DiVA: diva2:479170
QC 201201252012-01-172012-01-172012-01-25Bibliographically approved