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Title: How to institutionalise language change in management accounting: the influence of acceptance and belief in the case of 'value creation accounting'

Authors: Philipp Hummel

Addresses: Centre for Sustainability Management, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Scharnhorststraße 1, 21335 Lüneburg, Germany

Abstract: This paper aims to examine the antecedents for creating change in organisational decision-making procedures through the management accounting tool 'value creation accounting' at a German retailer of organic food. The study expands previous research on drivers and barriers of management accounting change by giving first insights into the role of language in management accounting change processes using a qualitative research approach. Findings highlight the importance of understanding and belief by leaders as well as acceptance by employees for institutionalising management accounting change.

Keywords: management accounting; decision-making practices; language; organisational change.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSM.2021.117919

International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management, 2021 Vol.9 No.1, pp.63 - 86

Received: 08 Apr 2021
Accepted: 15 Jun 2021

Published online: 04 Oct 2021 *

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