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Political institutional environment and management culture as determinants of nongovernmental/nonprofit organizationsʼ performance

Saba Senses-Ozyurt (Assistant Professor at Alliant International University)

International Journal of Organization Theory & Behavior

ISSN: 1093-4537

Publication date: 1 March 2015

Abstract

This study evaluates the effects of political institutional environment and management culture on the performance of nongovernmental/nonprofit organizations (NGOs/NPOs). Through narrative analysis of in-depth interviews conducted with the founders and directors of six Muslim womenʼs organizations (MWOs) in the United States and the Netherlands, the paper explores how these organizationsʼ relationship with the state, and the ethnic resources and management culture affect their performance. The findings indicate that when performance is evaluated as goal attainment, MWOs perform satisfactorily. However, when performance is assessed using financial sustainability or social image dimensions the results were mixed. Overall, the findings confirm that political institutional environment has significant impact on NGO/NPO performance, and that ethnic culture play a role in how MWOs are managed.

Citation

Senses-Ozyurt, S. (2015), "Political institutional environment and management culture as determinants of nongovernmental/nonprofit organizationsʼ performance", International Journal of Organization Theory & Behavior, Vol. 18 No. 3, pp. 269-303. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOTB-18-03-2015-B001

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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