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Not-for-profit governance and the limits of agency theory

Team

Funding

Funded by MQ New Staff Grant

Goals

Analysis of how NFPs manage demands for accountability from different stakeholders.  Focus in particular on capacity of NFPs to be accountable when increasingly delivering key social services once delivered by state.

Method

Interviews with a cross-section of participants in the NFP sector, including Directors,CEOs, managers, regulators and front-line staff; and, qualitative content analysis of public documents. The project will also benchmark NFP governance legislation against international alternatives.