This book establishes new theory and knowledge in the area of third sector organizations (TSOs) in Asia. Its purpose is to draw the attention of Asia's TSOs to the importance of good governance. The book documents a variety of approaches, and identifies socio-cultural, economic, and political dynamics and impacts of different models of TSO governance. The combined information from the contributions in this work will ensure the sustainability of TSOs throughout Asia. Comparative Third-Sector Governance in AsiaEdited by Samiul Hasan, United Arab Emirates Universityand Jenny Onyx, University of Technology, Sydney
Non-profit organizations, NGOs and other third sector organizations are increasingly playing a central role in achieving and sustaining a prosperous economy and a just civil society in countries around the world. While their importance is widely acknowledged, their sustainability is not guaranteed and depends to a large extent on effectiveness and accountability of their governance.
In Europe and North America, the governance of these organizations (setting directions and strategies; identifying and ensuring type and quality of goods and services; defining and maintaining relations among the stakeholders; relating the organization to its wider society) is generally seen as the role of the board of directors or the governing board. In of other parts of the world, specifically Asia, not much is known about the organization and running of these groups.
The book the first of its kind establishes new theory and knowledge in the area of third sector organizations (TSOs) in Asia. The main purpose of this book is to draw the attention of Asia's TSOs on the importance of good governance. It documents variety of approaches, and identifies socio-cultural, economic, and political dynamics and impacts of different models of TSO governance. The combined information from the contributions in this work will ensure the sustainability of TSOs throughout Asia.
Third Sector Organisation Governance: Introducing the Themes and the Chapters.- Setting The Scene.- Third Sector Growth and Governance: Contexts, and Traditions in Asia.- Legal Environment for TSO Governance: A Comparative Overview of Six Asian Countries.- Perceptions of Third Sector Governance in Asia.- Descriptive Findings And Analyses.- Asian Third Sector Organisation and Governance Structure.- Third Sector Organisations and Governance Process.- Third Sector Organisation Accountability and Performance.- Theoretical Analyses.- Collective Governance: An Alternative Model of Third Sector Governance.- Three Models of Organisational Governance in Asia's Third Sector.- Experiences of Third Sector Governance in Asia: A Political Economy Analysis.- Conclusion.- Governance Approach in Asia's Third Sector: Adapted Western or Modified Asian?.- Country Chapters.- Third Sector Governance in China: Structure, Process and Relationships.- Third Sector Governance in India.- Third Sector Organisation Governance in Indonesia: Regulations, Initiatives and Models.- Governance in the Philippine Third Sector: Highlights from the Country Study.- Third Sector Organisation Governance in Thailand: Regulations and Perceptions.- Third Sector Governance in Vietnam.
First international volume to look at governance in TSO is Asia
Based on a 3-year comparative study conducted at the CACOM Center at the University of Technology, Sydney
Cases represent a wide variety of Asian culture and religion, historical and colonial past, and legal and political tradition