Management innovations in the field of performance management are most likely to happen if they inspire from other disciplines outside of the management accounting. It is essential therefore, to support initiatives in cross-disciplinary research, a little bit like ‘if we were applying crowdsourcing to academic field’. A good example is a publication from Brady and Davies ‘Building Project Capabilities’ in then journal of Organisation Studies (www.egosnet.org.os). In this academic paper, the two authors provide a striking example of on how organisational learning theories can bring significant contributions to project management models. Would such a approach be replicable to the field of performance management ?