Governance and Funds Allocation in United States Medical Research Charities
Posted: 11 Jul 2000
We examine boards of directors of medical research charities and find that medical charities spend less on program activities and more on fund-raising when the executive director of the charity serves on the board of directors, especially when the board is small. Executive salaries are also higher at charities where management is represented on the board. Management and general expenses and fund balances are, however, unrelated either to the presence of an insider on the board or to the size of the board.
Keywords: Corporate governance, boards of directors, nonprofit institutions
JEL Classification: G38, G39
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