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On James Bond and the importance of NGO accountability

On James Bond and the importance of NGO accountability Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to set out key issues in the academic study of non‐governmental organisation (NGO) accountability, and to introduce papers appearing in this special issue on NGO accountability. Design/methodology/approach – This is a discussion paper exploring key issues theoretically. Findings – The paper finds that there are many aspects of NGO accountability which should be explored in greater depth in future studies. Several other issues have been examined in the papers in this special issue of Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal . Research limitations/implications – There is a possibility that the issues explored in this paper, and the other papers in this special issue, will lead to a considerable growth in academic studies in this area. Practical implications – The paper is a contribution to the growing debate on NGO accountability. Originality/value – The paper sets an agenda for research into NGO accountability. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal Emerald Publishing

On James Bond and the importance of NGO accountability

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2006 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0951-3574
DOI
10.1108/09513570610670316
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to set out key issues in the academic study of non‐governmental organisation (NGO) accountability, and to introduce papers appearing in this special issue on NGO accountability. Design/methodology/approach – This is a discussion paper exploring key issues theoretically. Findings – The paper finds that there are many aspects of NGO accountability which should be explored in greater depth in future studies. Several other issues have been examined in the papers in this special issue of Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal . Research limitations/implications – There is a possibility that the issues explored in this paper, and the other papers in this special issue, will lead to a considerable growth in academic studies in this area. Practical implications – The paper is a contribution to the growing debate on NGO accountability. Originality/value – The paper sets an agenda for research into NGO accountability.

Journal

Accounting, Auditing & Accountability JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: May 1, 2006

Keywords: Non‐governmental organizations; Research; Voluntary organizations

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