The Role of Nonprofit Governance in Establishing Accountability Standards

This study uses institutional theory to explore how external pressure influences nonprofit accountability standards. An extensive literature review in the field of public administration was conducted to study how institutional theory relates to accountability within the nonprofit sector. This project proposes research to determine how institutional isomorphism impacts accountability decisions in board governance. Research questions have been designed to determine how external environments influence the role of governance in establishing accountability frameworks and practices with a nonprofit. This project is a proposal for future research, no actual data has been collected, and therefore this project does not provide research results.