The life and death of nonprofit associations: Exploring the influence of governance arrangements

Aktivität: VortragWissenschaftlicher Vortrag (Science-to-Science)


Much has been written about the life and death of organizations, making it clear that the survival of organizations depends on environmental and organizational factors. This paper adds to this body of knowledge by investigating the effect of governance regulations on the survival chances of nonprofit associations. It contributes to a nuanced understanding of implications of isomorphism (or allomorphism, or automorphism) for organizational survival: Following arguments of Scandinavian institutionalism, we hypothesize that organizations that moderately adapt widespread governance regulations (allomorphism) will have higher chances of survival than organizations that follow their own idiosyncratic governance traditions (automorphism), or that carbon-copy widespread governance regulations (isomorphism). We examine these issues by using a database of 124,800 active, inactive and dissolved associations that approximates the full population of associations in Austria.
Zeitraum8 Juli 201810 Juli 2018
Ereignistitel37th EGOS Colloquium
OrtAmsterdam, NiederlandeAuf Karte anzeigen

Österreichische Systematik der Wissenschaftszweige (ÖFOS)

  • 506009 Organisationstheorie
  • 502023 NPO-Forschung