Published: Jan 22, 2021

  Sergey Bardash

  Tatiana Osadcha


Urgency of the research is due to the fact that social control is an integral and comprehensive component of any society. The development of theoretical, methodological and practical foundations of social control and the application of its cognitive tools in the transformation of consciousness and participation in the development of a democratic society on the basis of sustainability is of paramount importance. The research activity of scientists in studying philosophical, social, legal, economic, educational and other aspects of control as a complex polymorphic phenomenon is due to the fact that social relations are certainly an important component of the economy at all levels. However, the social mechanism for regulating economic systems at various levels remains ineffective. The purpose and the objective of the research are to prove the importance of social control in the sphere of economic management and to determine its theoretical foundations. The research methodology consists in the dialectical method of understanding the essence of social control and assessing its importance in the sphere of economic management; general scientific methods of analysis, abstraction, induction and deduction, synthesis and generalization are used to substantiate the basic theoretical provisions, the formation of the conceptual framework of social control in the sphere of economic management, the formulation of conclusions. The most significant scientific results are as follows: proving the importance of public control in the sphere of economic management, recognizing it as an indispensable element of the social mechanism for the development of economic systems at all levels of the economy; defining its theoretical foundations: the scope of application, object, matter, subject, forms and results. The practical significance of the research is to determine the vector of control development in the sphere of economic management – compliance with standards that affect the economic interest and determine economic behaviour. Value/originality. The results obtained can be considered as forming the concept of behavioural control in the sphere of economic management and create new grounds for developing the theory and practice of social audit as well as reviewing the paradigm of economic management control.

How to Cite

Article views: 332 | PDF Downloads: 349



social control in the sphere of economic management, social audit, social and economic relations, economic interest, economic behaviour


Akers, R. L. (2012). Criminological theories: Introduction and Evaluation. 2nd ed. Routledge, 258 p.

Aliev, F. А. (2008). Social audit in the context of social responsibility of large Russian corporations: extended abstract of Candidate of Economic Science: 08.00.05. Moskow.

Ahaverdiieva, Kh. F., Ivanisov, О. V., & Lebedynska, О. S. (2019). Social audit in the theoretical field of social responsibility. BIZNESINFORM, vol. 5, pp. 157–161.

Bardash, S. V. (2013). Philosophical bases of social control in the sphere of economic management. Ekonomichnyy chasopys – XXI, vol. 5-6 (1), pp. 85–88.

Bardash, S. V., & Bardash, S. S. (2015). Reasons and content of improving the internal control paradigm. European Cooperation, vol. 5 (5), pp. 35–46.

Bardash, S., & Osadcha, T. (2020). Current Status of state financial control of Ukraine and ways of its improvement. Baltic Journal of Economic Studies, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 17–24. doi:

Berger, P., & Berger, B. (2004). Sociology: a biographical approach. Personality-oriented sociology. Мoscow: Akademicheskiy Prospekt, 608 p.

Boislandelle, H. M., Esteve, J-M. (2007). Audit socio-economique d’un reseau local d’ent. Available at:

Chenash, V. S. (2016). Social audit as a tool to improve the effectiveness of quality management. Bulletin of Khmelnytskyi National University, no. 5, vol. 2, pp. 99–102.

Derii, V., Sachenko S., & Babii, L. (2016). Social audit in the context of strengthening the requirements for corporate responsibility. Bukhhalterskyi oblik i audyt, vol. 5, pp. 17–26.

Dolbnieva, D. V. (2014). The essence of social audit and its role in shaping the competitiveness of domestic enterprises. BIZNESINFORM, vol. 9, pp. 190–194.

Mochernyi, S. V. (ed.) (2005). Economic encyclopaedic dictionary / in 2 volumes. Vol. 1. Lviv: Svit, 616 p.

Mochernyi, S. V. (ed.) (2006). Economic encyclopaedic dictionary / in 2 volumes. Vol. 2. Lviv: Svit, 568 p.

Holinach, L. І. (2015). The essence of social audit in the process of establishing social responsibility of business. Ekonomichnyi analiz, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 113–117.

Janowitz, M. (1975). Sociological theory and social control. American Journal of Sociology, vol. 81, no. 1, pp. 82–108.

Levytskyi, V. V. (2012). Social control as a subsystem of management of social and economic stability of the enterprise. Innovatsiina ekonomika, vol. 6(32), pp. 65–67.

Lehman, G. (2006). Reclaiming the public sphere: problems and prospects for corporate social and environmental accounting. Available at:

Mazuryk, О. V. (2011). Social control: basic perspectives of conceptualization of social audit. Bulletin of Lviv University. Sociological series, vol. 5, pp. 169–177.

Mazuryk, О. V. (2014). Social audit as a modern diagnostic technology in the management practice of Ukraine: extended abstract of dissertation of Candidate of Social Science: 22.00.04 Taras Shevhcenko National University of Kyiv. Kyiv, 36 p.

Meier, R. (1982). Perspectives on the Concept of Social Control. Annual Review Sociology, vol. 8, pp. 35–55.

Modern legal encyclopaedia (2009) / [О. V. Zaichuk, О. L. Kopylenko, N. М. Onishchenko and others]; under general editorship of О. V. Zaichuk; Legislation Institute of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Kyiv: Yurinkom Inter, 384 p.

Mekheda, N., & Madzhula, А. (2010). Social security planning at the enterprise. Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy, vol. 1, p. 85.

Marushko, N. S., & Volianyk, H. M. (2013). Social Audit as a Tool of Social Security. Lviv: Lviv Polytechnic National University Institutional Repository.

Mazuryk, O. V. (2015). Social audit as a modern diagnostic technology: theoretical and methodological principles of research, Western experience, domestic prospects. Bulletin of V.N. Karazin National University of Kharkiv, vol. 1148, pp. 107–113.

Palchenkova, V. М. (2015). Concept of social control in modern theoretical and legal science. Yurydychna nauka, vol. 8, pp. 7–14.

Psychological encyclopaedia (2006). author-compiler О. М. Stepanov. Kyiv: Akademvydav, 424 p.

Ross, E. A. (1969). Social Control. A Survey of the Foundations Order. Cleveland – London, 416 p.

Sumner, C. (1994). The Sociology of Deviance. An Obituary. Buckingham: Open University Press, 381 p.

Spilnyk, S. І. (2012). Formal social control. Pravo ta derzhavne rehuliuvannia, vol. 3(8), pp. 173–177.

Toshchenko, Zh. Т. (ed.) (2009). Sociology thesaurus. Thematic dictionary-reference book. Мoscow: YUNITI-DANA, 487 p.

Sociological dictionary (2008); resp. eds. H. V. Osipov, L. N. Moskvichov; Sci. Sec. О. Ye. Chernoschok. Мoscow: Norma, 608 p.

Gritsanov, А. А., Abushenko, V. L., Yevelkin, G. М., Sokolova, G. N., Tereschenko, О. V. (ed.) (2003). Sociology: Encyclopaedia. Minsk: Knizhnyy Dom, 1312 p.

Yemelin, V. N., & Skvortsova, Yu. N. (2013). Social audit as a method of increasing the efficiency of the enterprise. Molodyi vchenyi, vol. 7, pp. 161–163.