University of St.Gallen
research platform alexandria
search publications
browse publications
by person
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
 
by year

The Governance of International Nongovernmental Organizations : How Funding and Volunteer Involvement Affect Board Nomination Modes and Stakeholder Representation in International Nongovernmental Organizations

fulltext etc. no fulltext attached
abstract The governance of civil society organizations (CSOs) is a crucial determinant of organizational legitimacy, accountability, and performance. International nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) are a subtype of CSOs and have received a lot of attention as actors in global governance. Research suggests that INGOs can follow a membership model, where the board is elected by the membership, or a board-managed model, where the board is appointed to represent major stakeholders. Following resource dependency theory, we argue that the choice between these two models depends on the INGOs different sources of funding and the degree of volunteer involvement: As donors and volunteers provide important resources, they are in turn granted the right to nominate board members or to sit on the board. In our quantitative study we show that individual members, regional member organizations, and governmental donors hold a stronger position in the governance of INGOs than philanthropists, foundations and volunteers. Our results inform research on CSO governance by highlighting the relevance of board nomination modes and by showing how CSOs can incorporate stakeholders into their governance mechanisms
   
type journal paper
   
keywords Civil society organizations; CSO governance; international nongovernmental organizations; nonprofit boards; resource dependency theory; stakeholders
   
project The Governance of International Nongovernmental Organizations
language English
kind of paper journal article
date of appearance 12-2011
journal VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations
publisher Springer Science (Dordrecht)
ISSN 0957-8765
ISSN (online) 1573-7888
DOI 10.1007/s11266-011-9197-1
volume of journal 22
number of issue 4
page(s) 587-612
review double-blind review
   
citation Rehli, F., & Jaeger, U. (2011). The Governance of International Nongovernmental Organizations: How Funding and Volunteer Involvement Affect Board Nomination Modes and Stakeholder Representation in International Nongovernmental Organizations. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 22(4), 587-612, DOI:10.1007/s11266-011-9197-1.