Audit Methodology : Performance and Needs Analysis : MBA-thesis in marketing
The purpose of an audit is to improve the performance of a company. By analyzing its current performance parameters the needs can be diagnosed as well as new opportunities and challenges. Different theories on organizational management will be discussed as well as current used audit methodologies seen from a marketing perspective. An explicit aim is to find the links between performance parameters and the appropriate tools in meeting the founded needs. A case study, using the described methodology, is analyzed to give a practical example.The method was mainly “learning by doing”, the case study foremost. As the tools which each management consultant use in detail is not published, starting out by what is described in literature made a first practical iterative step in the process. The authors own development in creating this tool has foremost been to integrate the two (the Balanced Scorecard and Three levels of performance). They complement each other well as the later makes it possible to obtain a structural approach (as is highly convenient in large organizations), the former has a clear and consistent parameter coupling between cause and effect in business processes.
School:Högskolan i Gävle
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:audit performance needs management
Date of Publication:04/17/2008