Size does matter : the impact of size on governance in arts organizations
Rentschler, Ruth and Radbourne, Jennifer 2009, Size does matter : the impact of size on governance in arts organizations, in AIMAC 2009 : Proceedings : 10th International Conference on Arts & Cultural Management, SMU, Dallas, Tex., pp. 1-14.
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This paper documents governance conformance and performance in small to medium sized arts organizations in Australia, where artistic development, innovation and stakeholder relationships inform the governance activity central to achieving their mission. The key question of this study is whether the governance of large and small arts organizations differs as they balance competing needs in order to achieve their artistic vision. The results of the study provide evidence that size is a critical factor in how boards govern arts organizations. Using material from indepth interviews and surveys, the paper argues that governance conformance and performance are in a state of constant tension with artistic development, and governance processes are dependent on organizational size and resources.
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Field of Research
160502 Arts and Cultural Policy
Socio Economic Objective
970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category
E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
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