An Ethnographic Study of Annual General Meetings in Not-for-Profit Organisations
Victoria University, Wellington, NZ, Centre for Accounting, Governance and Taxation Research Working Paper No. 51
26 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2008 Last revised: 13 Aug 2008
Date Written: 2007
Accountability has been described as an institutional social practice to encourage stewardship reflection and as such it is a process that can be observed and reported upon. This paper describes observations of an accountability event, the Annual General Meeting (AGM), which has been largely absent from the literature. The method and results of empirical research as to how accountability was discharged in not-for-profit AGMs is provided.
Keywords: Accountability, Annual General Meetings, Sensemaking
JEL Classification: M50
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