Accountability


Nonprofit organisations must demonstrate that they can be trusted. One of the key mechanisms for developing this trust is accountability. This research program focusses on various aspects of accountability: to whom are we accountable, for what, how, when and why. These dimensions are explored across non-profits, social enterprises, cooperatives, and philanthropic organisations.

Accountability of philanthropic foundations: Interviewing private and powerful givers about their responsibilities

Williamson, Alexandra, Luke, Belinda, Furneaux, Craig (2019) Accountability of philanthropic foundations: Interviewing private and powerful givers about their responsibilities SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 2, pp.1-10.

Social enterprise accountability: Directions, dominance and developments

Guraieb Izaguirre, Gloria Astrid, Luke, Belinda, Furneaux, Craig (2018) Social enterprise accountability: Directions, dominance and developments Social Enterprise Journal, 14 (2), pp.156-179.
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Foundations in Australia: Dimensions for international comparison

McGregor-Lowndes, Myles, Williamson, Alexandra (2018) Foundations in Australia: Dimensions for international comparison American Behavioral Scientist, 62 (13), pp.1759-1776.
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2019

Williamson, Alexandra, Luke, Belinda, Furneaux, Craig (2019) Accountability of philanthropic foundations: Interviewing private and powerful givers about their responsibilities SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 2, pp.1-10. [eprints.qut.edu.au/124133/]
Williamson, Alexandra, Luke, Belinda, Furneaux, Craig (2019) Privateness, accountability and philanthropic foundations Third Sector Review, 25 (2), pp.147-176. [eprints.qut.edu.au/131644/]
Williamson, Alexandra, Luke, Belinda (2019) Publicness and the identity of public foundations The Foundation Review, 11 (3), pp.68-80. [eprints.qut.edu.au/132340/]
Williamson, Alexandra (2019) Examining accountability: Perceptions within private ancillary funds [eprints.qut.edu.au/131261/]
Williamson, Alexandra (2019) Examining accountability: Perceptions within public ancillary funds [eprints.qut.edu.au/131262/]
Subramaniam, Nava, Furneaux, Craig, Gilchrist, David, McMurray, Adela (2019) The Sum of the Parts: Collaborations and Strategic Restructuring in the Australian Charities Sector - Industry Research Report [eprints.qut.edu.au/130848/]

2018

Guraieb Izaguirre, Gloria Astrid, Luke, Belinda, Furneaux, Craig (2018) Social enterprise accountability: Directions, dominance and developments Social Enterprise Journal, 14 (2), pp.156-179. [eprints.qut.edu.au/115139/]
Williamson, Alexandra, Luke, Belinda, Furneaux, Craig (2018) Why be accountable? Exploring voluntary accountability of Australian private ancillary funds Australian Journal of Public Administration, 77 (3), pp.375-391. [eprints.qut.edu.au/117067/]
Guraieb Izaguirre, Gloria Astrid, Luke, Belinda, Furneaux, Craig (2018) Social enterprise accountability: Directions, dominance and developments Social Enterprise Journal, 14 (2), pp.156-179. [eprints.qut.edu.au/115139/]
McGregor-Lowndes, Myles, Williamson, Alexandra (2018) Foundations in Australia: Dimensions for international comparison American Behavioral Scientist, 62 (13), pp.1759-1776. [eprints.qut.edu.au/118170/]
Williamson, Alexandra, Luke, Belinda, Furneaux, Craig (2018) Identity and accountability in dyadic Public Ancillary Funds Australia and New Zealand Third Sector Research (ANZTSR) Biennial Conference, (60113), pp.1-1. [eprints.qut.edu.au/123403/]
Williamson, Alexandra, Furneaux, Craig, Luke, Belinda (2018) The accountability of public philanthropic foundations International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR) International Conference, pp.1-1. [eprints.qut.edu.au/120297/]

2017

Williamson, Alexandra, Luke, Belinda, Leat, Diana, Furneaux, Craig (2017) Founders, families and futures: Perspectives on the accountability of Australian Private Ancillary Funds Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 46 (4), pp.747-771. [eprints.qut.edu.au/105363/]

2016

Williamson, Alexandra, Luke, Belinda, Furneaux, Craig, Subramaniam, N (2016) Accountability and the privateness of Private Ancillary Funds Proceedings of the 8th Asia-Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting (APIRA) Conference, pp.1-23. [eprints.qut.edu.au/97574/]
Williamson, Alexandra, Luke, Belinda, Furneaux, Craig, Subramaniam, N (2016) Why be accountable? Exploring the voluntary accountability of Australian Private Ancillary Funds Proceedings of the 8th Asia-Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting (APIRA) Conference, pp.1-21. [eprints.qut.edu.au/97575/]

2015

Furneaux, Craig, Ryan, Neal, Hoque, Z, Parker, L (2015) Nonprofit Service Delivery for Government : Accountability Relationships and Mechanisms Performance management in nonprofit organizations: global perspectives, pp.185-210. [eprints.qut.edu.au/79512/]
McGregor-Lowndes, Myles (2015) The Australian Nonprofit Sector Legal Almanac 2014 ACPNS Legal Almanac Working Papers. [eprints.qut.edu.au/83772/]
McGregor-Lowndes, Myles, Tarr, Julie-Anne, Silver, Natalie (2015) Spontaneous and episodic volunteers: The legislative, insurance and risk management framework Insurance Law Journal, 27 (1), pp.1-14. [eprints.qut.edu.au/90224/]
Morris, Debra, McGregor-Lowndes, Myles, Tarr, Julie-Anne, Hoque, Z, Parker, L (2015) Government grants - an abrogation or management of risks? Performance Management in Nonprofit Organizations: Global Perspectives, pp.369-393. [eprints.qut.edu.au/79387/]
Williamson, Alexandra Kate (2015) Accountable to everyone, or to no one? Perspectives on the accountability of Australian private ancillary funds [eprints.qut.edu.au/91306/]

2014

Barraket, Josephine, Denny, S, Seddon, F (2014) Fostering wellbeing of immigrants and refugees? Evaluating the outcomes of work integration social enterprise Social enterprise: Accountability and evaluation around the world, pp.102-119. [eprints.qut.edu.au/57696/]
McGregor-Lowndes, Myles (2014) The Australian Nonprofit Sector Legal and Accounting Almanac 2013 ACPNS Legal Almanac Working Papers. [eprints.qut.edu.au/69939/]
McGregor-Lowndes, Myles, Flack, Ted, Poole, Glenn, Marsden, Stephen (2014) Defining and Accounting for Fundraising Income and Expenses [eprints.qut.edu.au/73420/]
Nicholson, Gavin, Bezemer, Pieter-Jan, Fishel, D (2014) Why have a governing body? The book of the board: Effective governance for non-profit organisations (3rd edition), pp.152-162. [eprints.qut.edu.au/78624/]

2013

McGregor-Lowndes, Myles (2013) The Australian nonprofit sector legal and accounting almanac 2012 ACPNS Legal Almanac Working Papers. [eprints.qut.edu.au/61386/]
Nicholson, Gavin J., Pugliese, Amedeo (2013) Invisible ties : implicit contracting and its implications for the agency relationship in corporate governance research APIRA 2013 : The Seventh Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference. [eprints.qut.edu.au/75025/]

2012

McBratney, Amanda, McGregor-Lowndes, Myles (2012) "Fair" government contracts for community service provision : time to curb unfettered executive freedom? Australian Journal of Administrative Law, 19 (1), pp.19-33. [eprints.qut.edu.au/56018/]
McGregor-Lowndes, Myles (2012) The Australian nonprofit sector legal and accounting almanac 2011 Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies Working Papers. [eprints.qut.edu.au/49148/]

2011

McGregor-Lowndes, Myles (2011) The Australian Nonprofit Sector Legal Almanac 2010, ACPNS Working Paper 53 ACPNS Legal Almanac Working Papers. [eprints.qut.edu.au/41420/]

2010

Leat, Diana (2010) Australian foundations and the downturn [eprints.qut.edu.au/32112/]
McGregor-Lowndes, Myles (2010) The Australian nonprofit sector legal almanac 2009, ACPNS Working Paper 49 ACPNS Legal Almanac Working Papers. [eprints.qut.edu.au/31861/]

Older

Leat, Diana (2009) Social change grant-making : a failure of innovation? Third Sector Review, 15 (1), pp.63-83. [eprints.qut.edu.au/27618/]
Madden, Kym M. (2009) Is philanthropy relevant? a study of professional advisers in Australia Working Paper No. CPNS 43. [eprints.qut.edu.au/25924/]
McGregor-Lowndes, Myles, Ryan, Chris (2009) Reducing the compliance burden of nonprofit organisations : cutting red tape Australian Journal of Public Administration, 68 (1), pp.21-38. [eprints.qut.edu.au/18252/]
Madden, Kym M., Scaife, Wendy A. (2008) Looking for the value-add: Private advice needs of high-net-worth Australians [eprints.qut.edu.au/15426/]
Ryan, Chris, Newton, Cameron, McGregor-Lowndes, Myles (2008) How Long Is A Piece of Red Tape? The Paperwork Reporting Cost of Government Grants, CPNS Working Paper No. 39 [eprints.qut.edu.au/12986/]
Leat, Diana, Paton, R, Mordaunt, J (2006) What makes foundations tick? Thoughtful fundraising : concepts, issues and perspectives, pp.112-127. [eprints.qut.edu.au/48019/]
McDiarmid, Daniel C. (2006) Improving the Effectiveness of Fundraising and Alumni Programs using International Benchmarks [eprints.qut.edu.au/5985/]
McGregor-Lowndes, Myles, Ryan, Christine, Subramaniam, N (2006) Who Should Bear the Risk - The Party Least Able to Refuse or the Party Best Able to Manage the Risk? 2006 Accountability, Governance & Performance Symposium Proceedings, pp.1-28. [eprints.qut.edu.au/24681/]
Nicholson, Gavin, Newton, Cameron, Kennedy, J, Di Milia, L (2006) An Empirical Investigation of Perceptions of Board Roles Among the Corporate Elite Proceedings of the 20th ANZAM Conference "Management: Pragmatism, Philosophy, Priorities", pp.1-13. [eprints.qut.edu.au/24416/]
Madden, Kym, Mcgregor-Lowndes, Myles, Marsden, Stephen (2003) Research across the sector: a research project for the Australian Taxation Office Third Sector Review, 9 (2), pp.39-51. [eprints.qut.edu.au/22856/]
McGregor-Lowndes, Myles, Conroy, Denise K. (2002) The GST Compliance Costs Of Nonprofit Organisations Working Paper No. CPNS4. [eprints.qut.edu.au/50002/]
Leo, Ken (2000) An accounting standard for nonprofits : the missing essential building blocks [eprints.qut.edu.au/50685/]
McGregor-Lowndes, Myles (1994) Halos, fractures, rigour mortis, cloning, external instruments and companies limited by guarantee WORKING PAPER NO. PONC 42. [eprints.qut.edu.au/53128/]
Podosky, Anthony (1994) Civil and Criminal Liability of Players [eprints.qut.edu.au/53131/]
McDonald, Catherine (1993) Board Members' Involvement in Nonprofit Governance [eprints.qut.edu.au/12041/]
McGregor-Lowndes, Myles (1992) Facing up to the Liabilities of Non-profit Enterprise: A Strategy to Minimise and Finance Liabilities [eprints.qut.edu.au/12046/]