Assessment of the Applicability of the Balanced Scorecard Concept in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Jolović, Ivana and Jolović, Nevena (2020) Assessment of the Applicability of the Balanced Scorecard Concept in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises. Škola biznisa: naučno-stručni časopis, 13 (1). pp. 112-136. ISSN 1451-6551

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The modern management concept Balanced Scorecard (BSC), thanks to the efficient solutions it offers, draws increasing attention from the management across the globe. BSC is a performance measurement system which unites a traditional, financial perspective with the consumer, internal business processes, and learning and growth perspectives; and provides intelligibility of the company’s vision and strategic goals, strengthening of the internal communication of employees, and more efficient realization of key business activities. The implementation of the BSC concept in large enterprises is a quite simple and efficient process, while the procedure of incorporating its postulates into the structure of small and medium-sized enterprises is extremely complex and uncertain. For that reason, the aim of this scientific research is the assessment of the applicability of the BSC in small and medium-sized enterprises, with a simultaneous overview of examples of successful and less successful implementation practices, and the most frequent reasons for non-implementation of the concept itself. The research is inspired by the observation that the world literature has, to a certain extent, neglected the analysis of the application of the BSC concept in small and medium-sized enterprises. The descriptive and comparative method, the technique of analysis and synthesis, as well as analysis of the content of relevant literature of reference, national and foreign authors were used for research purposes. The result of the research is the confirmed assumption that the implementation of the BSC concept in small and medium-sized enterprises is possible but at the same time quite complex and demanding due to the influence of different variables. Accordingly, the recommendations such as that the BSC model should be simplified and burdened with a smaller number of metrics in order to become more applicable in small and mediumsized enterprises were derived in the research.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: COBISS.ID=34946825
Uncontrolled Keywords: balanced Scorecard, BSC, small and medium-sized enterprises, SMEs, performance measurement systems
Research Department: Innovation Economics
Depositing User: Jelena Banovic
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2021 08:21
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2021 12:32

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