Gender Representation and Organizational Size: Examining Opportunities for Members’ Involvement in Membership Organizations

Public Management Review 19 (10): 1437-1454. DOI: doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2017.1284255

American University School of Public Affairs Research Paper No. 3354106

31 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2019 Last revised: 22 Aug 2019

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Khaldoun Abou Assi

American University - Department of Public Administration and Policy

Seung-Ho An

University of Arizona - School of Government and Public Policy

Date Written: 2017

Abstract

Members are the most important stakeholders in membership organizations; their involvement can enhance organizational effectiveness, accountability, and legitimacy. Previous literature, however, has primarily explored these concepts by focusing on staff involvement or client participation. This paper examines the determinants of members’ involvement in membership organizations using cross-sectional data from Lebanese membership organizations. Primary findings suggest that members’ participation and involvement is affected by the gender of leadership, internal fiscal capacity, and the size of the organization; small organizations, those led by women, and organizations with greater internal fiscal capacity are more likely to have greater participation by members.

Suggested Citation

Abou Assi, Khaldoun and An, Seung-Ho, Gender Representation and Organizational Size: Examining Opportunities for Members’ Involvement in Membership Organizations (2017). Public Management Review 19 (10): 1437-1454. DOI: doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2017.1284255; American University School of Public Affairs Research Paper No. 3354106. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3354106 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3354106

Khaldoun Abou Assi

American University - Department of Public Administration and Policy ( email )

4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
United States

Seung-Ho An (Contact Author)

University of Arizona - School of Government and Public Policy

315 Social Science Building
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States

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