Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Partners in a caring society – a nonprofit organization case study
Issue: Vol. 12, No 2, 2019
Published date: 06-2019 (print) / 06-2019 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Amélia O. Carvalho
Porto Polytechnic Institute – ESTG-IPP

Marisa R. Ferreira
Porto Polytechnic Institute – ESTG-IPP

Patrícia Silva
Porto Polytechnic Institute – ESTG-IPP
Keywords: accountability, nonprofit organizations, stakeholders, re-food
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2019/12-2/8
Index PUBMS: b1232701-ad48-11e9-bbfd-fa163e0fa1a0
Language: English
Pages: 129-146 (18)
JEL classification: M10

In the economic activity of contemporary societies, there is a progressive increase in the importance of nonprofit organizations (NPOs) consequently leading to a growing demand for financial and non-financial information. Considering the mission, values and particular characteristics of NPOs, the accountability reflects a reliable image of their performance for stakeholders. Therefore, NPOs should increasingly give prominence to their accountability. Considering NPOs as mission-based organizations with multiple stakeholders, we believe that the accountability process should be seen specifically as a way of improving the connection between the process and the needs of different stakeholders. This research intends to perceive accountability, in the third-sector growing context, whether information disclosed improved how they account for their actions to stakeholders and constrained their self-interested behavior. Using a case study of an important Portuguese NPO we intend to give an integrated look on the accountability process, considering the main aspects such as transparency and social responsibility, through such indicators as economic sustainability and social value creation.


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