Gender representation and organizational size: examining opportunities for members’ involvement in membership organizations

Khaldoun AbouAssi, Seung Ho An

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Abstract

Members are the most important stakeholders in membership organizations; their involvement can enhance organizational effectiveness, accountability, and legitimacy. Previous literature, however, has primarily explored these concepts by focusing on staff involvement or client participation. This paper examines the determinants of members’ involvement in membership organizations using cross-sectional data from Lebanese membership organizations. Primary findings suggest that members’ involvement is affected by the gender of leadership, internal fiscal capacity, and the size of the organization; small organizations, those led by women, and organizations with greater internal fiscal capacity are more likely to have greater participation by members.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1437-1454
Number of pages18
JournalPublic Management Review
Volume19
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 26 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Member participation
  • gender representation
  • leadership
  • membership organizations’ budget

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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