Governance Practices Among Nonprofit Organizations Contracting with New York City

56 Pages Posted: 29 Jan 2001

See all articles by Ira M. Millstein

Ira M. Millstein

Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

Katherine M. O'Regan

New York University (NYU) - Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Sharon M. Oster

Yale School of Management

Date Written: September 2000

Abstract

New York City provides many of its services via contracts with nonprofit agencies. In this paper, we report on a recent survey of the governance practices of those agencies. The survey collected information from the Executive Directors of over 400 city contractors and more than 4000 of the board members of those organizations. The paper uses these data to compare governance practices at these organizations with national bench marks, and to analyze the sources of differences in governance. Our results suggest that governance practices vary considerably by size and structure of agencies, and that differences in governance have significant effects on the behavior of individual board members.

Suggested Citation

Millstein, Ira M. and O'Regan, Katherine M. and Oster, Sharon M., Governance Practices Among Nonprofit Organizations Contracting with New York City (September 2000). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=244412 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.244412

Ira M. Millstein

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