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Corporate Governance in Non-Profit-Organisationen: Verstaendnisse und Entwicklungsperspektiven (Corporate Governance in Nonprofit Organizations: Understandings and Future Perspectives)

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  • Meyer, Michael
  • Maier, Florentine
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    Im Rahmen dieses Beitrags wird ein Einstieg in die Diskussion zum Thema Corporate Governance von Non-Profit-Organisationen (NPO) geliefert, indem ein Ueberblick ueber unterschiedliche wissenschaftliche und alltagspraktische Verstaendnisse von Governance gegeben wird. Wissenschaftliche Governanceverstaendnisse werden charakterisiert, indem die Hauptmerkmale des politikwissenschaftlichen, des betriebswirtschaftlichen und des soziologischen Zugangs zur Governance dargestellt werden. Alltagspraktische Governanceverstaendnisse werden anhand einer Typologie dargestellt, die von betriebswirtschaftlicher ueber familiaere, professionalistische und zivilgesellschaftliche bis hin zu basisdemokratischer Governance reicht. Abschliessend werden UEberlegungen zur Zukunft der Governance von NPO angestellt. Eine weitere Verbreitung des betriebswirtschaftlichen Governance-Diskurses ist wahrscheinlich. Alternative Governance-Zugaenge bleiben jedoch notwendige Gegenpole, die wohl in Nischen des Non-Profit-Sektors weiterbestehen werden. (This paper opens the discussion about corporate governance of nonprofit organizations by providing an overview of various understandings of governance in research and practice. From the world of research, the major characteristics of political science, management studies, and sociological perspectives on non-profit governance are drawn out. From nonprofit practice, a typology of everyday notions of governance, including a managerialist, a domestic, a professionalist, a civic, and a grassroots democratic discourse, is presented. The paper closes with reflections about the future of nonprofit governance. A further expansion of managerialist governance discourse seems likely, but alternative notions are expected to survive in niches of the nonprofit sector as necessary counter-poles.)

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    Article provided by Rainer Hampp Verlag in its journal Zeitschrift fuer Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik.

    Volume (Year): 13 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 9-21

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    Handle: RePEc:rai:ethics:doi_10.1688/1862-0043_zfwu_2012_01_meyer
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