Title: The implementation of businesslike reporting in subsidized nonprofit arts organizations: an empirical evaluation
Authors: Demeulenaere, Elke ×
Christiaens, Johan
De Beelde, Ignace #
Issue Date: 11-Jan-2011
Publisher: Sage Publications
Series Title: Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly
Abstract: In continental Europe, nonprofits arts organizations are to a large extent dependent on government for funding. Simultaneously, they are confronted with increasing demands to operate in a more businesslike way. From an institutional logics perspective, arts organizations are as such confronted with a competing logic. This paper asks whether Flemish subsidized nonprofit arts organizations, faced with the governmental pressure to operate in a more business-like way, are resisting or embracing this competing logic. To answer this question, this paper analyzes the subsidy applications of a random sample of 100 organizations. The construction of a compliance index allows for a quantitative picture of the content of these applications. The results indicate that, despite coercive pressures, the artistic logic appears to be maintained and protected from implications of the business-like logic. Shortcomings mostly relate to planning and control. The discussion elaborates on the findings and formulates topics for future research.
ISSN: 0899-7640
Publication status: submitted
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
× corresponding author
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