The Variety of Governance and Management Configurations: the Case of Third Sector Organizations

Collection

Études théoriques et méthodologiques

Année

2006

Numéro

ET0610

Édition

Centre de recherche sur les innovations sociales

Résumé

There are numerous approaches to governance. Whether defined as control or as co-ordination, governance is strongly linked to the issue of power. However, power is not as easily defined as is a legal responsibility. In addition, beyond judicial statute, it is beneficial to explore the variety of governance configurations. The author proceeds by rereading organizational configurations and re-interpreting them so as to take into account the practices of the third sector and to precisely highlight their governance and management configurations, in terms of participating in the orientation of activities and of coordinating the activities of the collective organization or collective enterprise.