2GC original research

Free 2GC research papers on strategy and balanced scorecard.


2GC's research commitment

We are convinced that our active involvement in Performance Management research helps us better understand how to most effectively address the issues faced by our clients. It also makes us more useful as professional advisers - we really do know what we’re talking about!

The true test of 2GC’s research contributions and the understanding these demonstrate is academic peer review – the process used to screen articles prior to academic publication. To ensure we continue to provide leading edge services to clients, we research management science topics relevant to our work, and seek to publish our findings in peer reviewed journals. Our research topics include Strategic Control, Strategic and Performance Management, and Balanced Scorecard.

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The Balanced Scorecard as a Communication Protocol in Organisations

This paper reports on research carried out in a multi-divisional organisation, and shows how a modified Balanced Scorecard design process allowed a firm to rationalise its strategic communication so that only relevant information is transmitted, and how this simplified communication formed the basis for the design of a Strategic Control system.


Classification of Balanced Scorecard Designs based on intended use

This paper describes a classification of Balanced Scorecard designs based on intended method of use within an organisation.


Evolution of the 3rd Generation Balanced Scorecard

This paper describes the changes to the definition of the Balanced Scorecard that have occurred since it became popular as a performance measurement framework during the early 1990s.


Why do only one third of UK companies realise strategic success?

A survey of over 200 companies in the Times 1000 revealed that while almost all companies had a ‘strategic vision’, only one in three reported achieving ‘significant strategic success’. For many, the answer lies in the quality of the strategic management processes.


Improving public sector governance through better strategic management

This paper shows how an improved Balanced Scorecard design has the potential to enhance strategic management and public sector governance.