Title

Behavioural Orientations of Non-Profit Boards as a Factor in Entrepreneurial Performance: Does Governance Matter?

Authors

Authors

S. M. T. Coombes; M. H. Morris; J. A. Allen;J. W. Webb

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Abbreviated Journal Title

J. Manage. Stud.

Keywords

RESOURCE-BASED VIEW; SUSTAINABLE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE; FIRM; PERFORMANCE; STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT; CORPORATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP; SOCIAL; ENTREPRENEURSHIP; ORGANIZATIONS; BUSINESS; ENVIRONMENTS; OWNERSHIP; Business; Management

Abstract

P>Relatively little is understood about factors triggering entrepreneurial behaviour within organizations not driven by profit motives. Governance plays an important role in non-profits, particularly boards of directors. Integrating resource-based theory and entrepreneurial orientation research, we examine the influence of non-profit boards as strategic resources shaping the organization's entrepreneurial orientation and performance. In particular, we focus on the non-profit board's underlying behavioural orientations, or the extent to which the board is strategic, activist, conservative, and cohesive. Findings from a cross-sectional survey on arts and culture organizations demonstrate that three of these behavioural orientations impact levels of entrepreneurship occurring within non-profits. Higher levels of entrepreneurship affect social performance, but not financial performance.

Journal Title

Journal of Management Studies

Volume

48

Issue/Number

4

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Document Type

Review

Language

English

First Page

829

Last Page

856

WOS Identifier

WOS:000289950900005

ISSN

0022-2380

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