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Use our selection of articles and guides to help you identify best practices to apply to your business.

Featured book

Benchmarking analysis: accounting in local government
(CIPFA, 2014)

Offers insights into the performance of local government accountancy functions, drawing on quantitative and qualitative data submitted by members of the CIPFA Accountancy Benchmarking Club.

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Featured article

Don't overstretch
The authors explain how to determine whether stretch goals are right for your organization and, if they are not, what alternative strategies you can pursue.

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Company information

The ICAEW Library & Information Service operates a benchmarking service for members that can help benchmark your company, or a client's company, against similar companies.

Online articles

The Library provides access to leading business, finance and management journals. These journals are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

Being a good board chair

How to be an effective board chair: eight principles for chairs to follow, plus examples of leaders who apply them well.

Don't blame the culture

Organisational culture is often blamed for systemic problems. The article argues that real change is accomplished by altering business processes and practices, and looks at four real-life examples.

What will salary benchmarking uncover in your organisation?

Using a professional benchmarking process can boost engagement and retention - but can also be daunting, complex and expensive.

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Useful links

EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard
Annual report published by the European Commission. The scoreboard is an international league table of the top 1500 global companies investing the most in research and development.

Benchmark Index
Useful website providing a tool that enables small businesses to compare themselves with other companies.

Business guide produced by Atom Content Marketing.

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