The Balanced Scorecard Combined with an Alternative Costing System

An Effective Contribution to Governance

  • Alasdair McNab Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • Chris Carr University of Edinburgh
  • Falconer Mitchell University of Edinburgh

Abstract

This project investigated whether a strategy framework such as the Balanced Scorecard (BSC), linked to a Performance Management System (PMS), would, compared to a more standard model of strategic planning, improve focus and research output by botanic gardens worldwide. The focus of the project shifted as the opportunity arose to develop an objective costing system linked to the related PMS, which allowed the researchers to posit that the BSC framework could provide a more effective contribution to governance. The research output was based on an in-depth case study at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh employing documentary analysis and innovative action research techniques adopting a constructive approach. This paper has been adapted for Sibbaldia having previously been published by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Research Project R220 (Macnab et al., 2010).

Author Biographies

Alasdair McNab, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Director of Corporate Services
Chris Carr, University of Edinburgh
Professor
Falconer Mitchell, University of Edinburgh
Professor

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Published
2010-11-13
How to Cite
McNab, A., Carr, C., & Mitchell, F. (2010). The Balanced Scorecard Combined with an Alternative Costing System. Sibbaldia: The International Journal of Botanic Garden Horticulture, (8), 97-109. https://doi.org/10.23823/Sibbaldia/2010.139
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