Measuring Accountability in Nonprofit Organizations: The Impact of Nonprofit Governance on Accountability

  • As there is a rising interest in accountability issues and governance in nonprofit organizations, this work aims to give some notions on the context of these two topics. Hence, within this work, a theoretical framework is developed, whereby the correlation of accountability and governance in nonprofit organizations shall be measured. This framework suggests, that in nonprofit organizations, nonprofit governance, represented by board members and professionals, has an influence on compliance, as a component of accountability. In respect to the board members, it is supposed that, board competence, transparency, stakeholder relationship and (public) trust are positively related to compliance. Furthermore, it is assumed, referring to professionals, that the variables performance, training or development and satisfaction are positively and empowerment is negatively correlated with compliance. These assumptions are based on a thorough theoretical literature research. Furthermore, a questionnaire is designed to measure the correlations. This questionnaire will be amplified in a discussion following to the explanation of the research model. Concluding, some limitations on the research model are given, which should be taken into account by undertaking the questionnaire.
Verfasserangaben:Sophie Mentges, Elena Klug
URN (Permalink):urn:nbn:de:hbz:386-kluedo-46832
Sonstige beteiligte Person(en):Katharina Spraul
Sprache der Veröffentlichung:Englisch
Veröffentlichungsdatum (online):14.07.2017
Jahr der Veröffentlichung:2017
Veröffentlichende Institution:Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Datum der Publikation (Server):20.07.2017
Freies Schlagwort / Tag:Accountability; Governance; Nonprofit Organizations
Seitenzahl:IV, 31
Fachbereiche / Organisatorische Einheiten:Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften
DDC-Sachgruppen:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 330 Wirtschaft
Lizenz (Deutsch):Creative Commons 4.0 - Namensnennung, nicht kommerziell, keine Bearbeitung (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)