[Social Networks] State power and elite autonomy in a networked civil society: The board interlocking of Chinese non-profits

Ji Ma, Simon DeDeo Abstract In response to failures of central planning, the Chinese government has experimented not only with free-market trade zones, but with allowing non-profit foundations to operate in a decentralized fashion. A network study shows how these foundations have connected together by sharing board members, in a structural parallel to what is […]

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职务性与制度性政治关联对基金会收入的影响

王群 原文:http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/KnNjetgqZ-FbOc8-RJp5OQ 本文PDF版本:职务性与制度性政治关联对基金会收入的影响  作者简介:善与志联合创始人,邮箱wq@shanyuzhi.com。 在基金会里担任负责人的在职政府工作人员首要处理行政机关的工作,基金会的工作不一定计入其工作绩效,他们具体能对基金会的工作有多少参与值得进一步考察。另外,党政部门早有政策原则上禁止在职政府工作人员在社会组织兼职,所以过分高调貌似也不太好。所以我假设在职政府工作人员在基金会担任负责人的数量应该与基金会的各类收入无关(假设1)。离退休的省部级政府工作人员对捐赠收入的影响目前正在搜寻文献,但我预计他们应该更有可能帮基金会带来政府补贴(假设2),他们之前建立的相对较高级别的政治关联使他们在与政府的对话中更有分量。出于对风险的规避以及缺乏一定的金融背景,这些基金会应该不会将市场手段作为收入的重要途径(假设3)。整体而言,这种基于职务的政治关联对基金会的收入影响非常有限。需要说明的是,使用省部级离退休政府工作人员作为其中一种职务性政治关联有一定的局限性,因为确实不少基金会的负责人中包括低级别的离退休政府工作人员,这些人对基金会的影响,本文无法进行分析。

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[Preprint] Are the Wealthy Also Healthy? An Empirical Evaluation of the Financial Health of Chinese Foundations

Qun Wang, Indiana University Bloomington Lijun He, Pace University Since the 2004 Regulations of Administration of Foundations, there has been no research on Chinese foundations’ financial health. Considering the importance of foundations in the civil society, this is a needed task. The present paper conducts an empirical evaluation of their financial health using 2,763 foundations with […]

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[Preprint] Predicting Mission Alignment and Preventing Mission Drift: How Revenue Sources Matter?

Ji Ma, Yizhi Jing, Jun Han Abstract Activities of nonprofit organizations do not always align with their missions, a managerial problem termed as “mission drift.” Mission drift is difficult to operationalize and quantify thus, as a critical issue, only a few conceptual pieces or empirical case studies explored this topic. This paper develops innovative measures to […]

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[Preprint] A Multilevel Analysis of Factors Influencing Chinese Foundations’ Capacity for Resource Mobilization

Qian Wei Memorial University of Newfoundland – Department of Sociology Abstract: Despite the fact that some nonprofits can easily attract rich resources while others struggle for survival, little is known about what antecedents or characteristics account for the difference in terms of nonprofit organizations’ capacity to mobilize resources. This research seeks to address this knowledge […]

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[Preprint] Co-optation or Restriction: The Differentiated Government Control over Foundations in China

Qun Wang Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs Abstract: A central theme in contemporary China scholarship is the state-society relations, in particular, the government-NGO relations. However, despite the understanding that the government plays an important role in NGO development and differentiates its relations with NGOs, we still don’t know why and how. This […]

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[Preprint] A Typological Study of Chinese Foundations: Uneven Development and Future Landscape

Qun Wang Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs Abstract: Foundations have been increasingly important in China’s nonprofit sector. In the last decade, not only the foundation number and assets grew times of before, but also new types of foundations emerged. They serve a good opportunity for researchers to study China’s social, political and […]

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[Preprint] State power and elite autonomy: The board interlock network of Chinese non-profits

Ji Ma, Simon DeDeo In response to failures of central planning, the Chinese government has experimented not only with free-market trade zones, but with allowing non-profit foundations to operate in a decentralized fashion. A network study shows how these foundations have connected together by sharing board members, in a structural parallel to what is seen […]

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