Title: Corporate governance in alpine clubs : research on umbrella associations
Authors : Eller, Helene
et. al : No
Proceedings: New challenges of economic and business development – 2013 : conference proceedings
Pages : 217
Pages to: 228
Conference details: International Conference "New Challenges of Economic and Business Development – 2013", Riga, 9-11 May 2013
Publisher / Ed. Institution : University of Latvia
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Riga
Issue Date: 2013
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (abstract)
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 658.4: Executive Management
Abstract: Corporate Governance is a “system by which companies are directed and controlled” (Cadbury 1992). This topic came into the field of high interest because of many worldwide crashes of corporations. The origin of this idea is to find in the forprofit area but there exist already some researches to transfer this idea to nonprofitorganizations. The challenge to transfer the idea of corporate governance to nonprofitorganizations is their distinctive features. The chosen research field in this paper to transfer the idea is Alpine Clubs in Europe. These clubs face the challenges of the legal framework as associations. Alpine Clubs consist of an umbrella associations as well as a certain number of legally independent branches, called sections. All organizations are guided by voluntary boards. The empirical research is designed as qualitative explorative study. The main results are to find out the specialties of the governing systems of Alpine Clubs. Within this paper the research results are concentrated on the umbrella associations. Their governance system consists of voluntary boards and installed head offices providing paid staff to come across with the number of tasks. Communication and distribution of power between these two bodies are the challenges. The importance of stakeholders and their integration within the system will also be discussed within this paper. This research adds value to science by proving the practicability of the idea of Corporate Governance within the field of nonprofit-organizations.
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Institute for Financial Management (IFI)
Publication type: Conference paper
DOI : 10.22364/ncebd.2013
ISBN: 978-9984-45-715-4
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/18088
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