Contrasting uses of balanced scorecards: Case studies at two UK companies

Barry J. Witcher, Vinh Sum Chau

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This article considers two contrasting applications of the balanced scorecard, at EDF Energy and Tesco, where the scorecard is called a steering wheel. A distinction is drawn between a strategic scorecard based on vision and a performance management scorecard based on mission and values. This difference makes the associated balanced scorecards useful to management in different ways. Our model demonstrates how different balanced scorecard approaches can complement each other for effective strategic management. This conceptualization is consistent with a perceived general tendency for large multinationals to use values to strategically manage from the center organization-wide core competences.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-114
Number of pages14
JournalStrategic Change
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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