Theorizing about board governance of nonprofit organizations : surveying the landscape
Hough, Alan, McGregor-Lowndes, Myles, & Ryan, Christine M. (2005) Theorizing about board governance of nonprofit organizations : surveying the landscape. In 34th Annual Conference of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, 17-19 November 2005, Washington DC. (Unpublished)
Leading scholars on nonprofit governance have urged that future research be more informed by theory in order to promote more rigorous analysis. The aim of this paper is to survey the major theories on board governance, including those based in the disciplines of economics, management, sociology, psychology, politics, history and theology, in order to respond to this challenge. In addition, the relevance of these theories to a critical set of board behaviors - that is, how boards monitor, judge and influence organizational performance - is examined. Gaps in the theoretical literature are identified, and implications for public policy are explored. We conclude that a multi-theory and multi-disciplinary perspective is needed if research on governance of nonprofit organizations is to be complete in scope, rich in content, and relevant.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||board governance, nonprofit organizations, nonprofit governance, theories|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > ACCOUNTING AUDITING AND ACCOUNTABILITY (150100) > Accounting Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified (150199)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement (150303)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
|Copyright Owner:||Copyrght 2005 The authors.|
|Deposited On:||14 Sep 2010 00:23|
|Last Modified:||25 Sep 2013 12:40|
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