Agency Perspectives on Ngo Governance

Douglas K Peterson


The paper is part of a series suggesting areas that can help non-governmental (NGO) managers more effectively work with relevant sets of stakeholders and suggest areas that can help foundations, corporations and organizations equally manage those relationships through the completion of their charges. The paper suggests agency areas that improve NGO partner choices and offer a better and verifiable fit to goals and objectives.  It also asserts there are better opportunities found through agency theory to reap the benefits of organizational outcomes. These include public image, environmental protection, customer and stakeholder satisfaction, employee morale, and the completion of work that serves some foundation or organizational goal. Many areas for further exploration are explored and a comprehensive research agenda and model is proffered


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