The book is designed so that the chapters build on each other, but each also can stand on its own reasonably well. The book is not a novel, so it is fine, perhaps even desirable, for a reader who is interested in a particular topic to head directly to the chapter focusing on that topic. To assist readers in that decision, we briefly describe the contents of each chapter.1
CHAPTER 1: THE CONTEXT FOR MANAGEMENT CONTROL SYSTEMS IN LOCAL GOVERNMENTS (EP)
We begin the book with a discussion of the size and nature of local governments (LGs) across the globe. There are many different types of LGs, and we discuss them briefly, including a ...