A preliminary analysis of learning processes for innovation in member-serving nonprofit organizations: the role of governance structure and its elements - shared knowledge, decision making and benefit sharing

Kong, Eric and Jenkins, Stacey and Ardagh, David (2009) A preliminary analysis of learning processes for innovation in member-serving nonprofit organizations: the role of governance structure and its elements - shared knowledge, decision making and benefit sharing. The International Journal of Learning, 16 (6). pp. 1-16. ISSN 1447-9494

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Abstract

Very little research today has investigated the role of governance structure and three of its elements: shared knowledge, decision making and benefit sharing, in learning processes for innovation in member-serving nonprofit organizations (MSNPOs). This research project aims to develop a theory suggesting that the above elements play a significant role in the learning processes that leads to innovation in MSNPOs. Using qualitative in-depth semi-structured interviews with 12 serving members from 10 MSNPOs in Australia, this project examines how governance structure and three of its elements support learning processes for innovation in the organizations. The study helps to build a nascent body of literature linking governance structure and its three elements, and strategic innovation in MSNPOs.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retain copyright.
Depositing User: Dr Eric Kong
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2009 05:05
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:25
Uncontrolled Keywords: innovative learning processes; member-serving nonprofit organizations (MSNPOs); governance structure; knowledge; decision making; benefit sharing
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150307 Innovation and Technology Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150310 Organisation and Management Theory
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940199 Community Service (excl. Work) not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5804

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