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Human Geography

Josephine Rekers

Senior lecturer

Human Geography

The relevance of strategic management accounting to popular culture : The world of West End Musicals

Author

  • Irvine Lapsley
  • Josephine V. Rekers

Summary, in English

The study of accounting and popular culture presents an exciting new research agenda for management accountants. This study examines this development from a strategy perspective. Specifically, this paper adds to our knowledge of the potential for Strategic Management Accounting in action by studying the novel setting of the world of West End Musicals. Using a case study approach, this study challenges conventional SMA thinking from a 'strategy-as-practice' perspective, using the process of developing a popular theatre portfolio of activities. Findings indicate that strategy is a complex practice which is an inherently social process: Theatre producers negotiate a route to the market that is mediated by validating intermediary organizations that contribute and communicate the reputation of new cultural products and thereby support the strategic process.

Department/s

  • Department of Human Geography

Publishing year

2017-06

Language

English

Pages

47-55

Publication/Series

Management Accounting Research

Volume

35

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Elsevier

Topic

  • Human Geography

Keywords

  • Popular culture
  • Strategic management accounting
  • Strategy as practice
  • West End Musicals

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1044-5005