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

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Carolyn J. Cordery

Aston University; Victoria University of Wellington - School of Accounting and Commercial Law

Rachel F. Baskerville

Victoria University of Wellington - School of Accounting and Commercial Law

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Cordery, Carolyn J. and Baskerville, Rachel F., An Ethnographic Study of Annual General Meetings in Not-for-Profit Organisations (2007). Victoria University, Wellington, NZ, Centre for Accounting, Governance and Taxation Research Working Paper No. 51, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1113918 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1113918

Carolyn J. Cordery (Contact Author)

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Aston Business School
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Victoria University of Wellington - School of Accounting and Commercial Law ( email )

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Rachel F. Baskerville

Victoria University of Wellington - School of Accounting and Commercial Law ( email )

Faculty of Commerce and Administration
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Wellington
New Zealand
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