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Management control practices in Somalia's traditional clannish society

Hared, Bashir Abdisamad and Abdullah, Zarifah and Rafiul Huque, Sheikh Mohammed (2014) Management control practices in Somalia's traditional clannish society. In: International Conference on Accounting Studies (ICAS) 2014, 18 - 19 August 2014, Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur.

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The aim of the study is to report the management control practices (MCP) of a Telecommunication firm operating in Somalia's traditional clannish environment.Through qualitative case strategy, semi-structured interviews, observation and documents analysis were used to gather data.The executive directors of the firm were interviewed. The findings of the study show that MCP of the firm is highly affected by the traditional cultural norms of the Somali clannish society.The prevalent MCP includes “clan business-power sharing”, clan-based ownership, paternal governance, friendship and horizontal relationships, verbal communication and clannish selection of employees.Such MCP has promoted centralized decision making processes in all aspects of the firm's operations.These findings call for further researches.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published in Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 164 (2014), ISSN 1877-0428 pp. 1-666. Organized by: School of Accountancy, College of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Management control practices; business governance, traditional societies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA)
Depositing User: Dr. Zarifah Abdullah
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2015 13:03
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2016 00:51
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/13408

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