The internal accountability dynamic of UK service clubs:Towards (more) intelligent accountability?

Yates, David, Gebreiter, Florian and Lowe, Alan D (2018). The internal accountability dynamic of UK service clubs:Towards (more) intelligent accountability? Accounting Forum ,

Abstract

This paper explores the nature of internal accountability within service organisations. The study adopts a cross-sectional approach, with the three largest service organisations in the world selected along with Round Table International, a popular service organisation in the UK. This paper utilises Roberts’ framework of individualising/hierarchical and socialising/intelligent forms of accountability, with socialising forms of accountability dominating accountable space within service clubs. The presence of a more ‘intelligent accountability’ dynamic at grassroots level is then considered. This paper concludes with avenues for development of more intelligent accountability within service organisations, along with further research opportunities.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.accfor.2018.11.003
Divisions: Aston Business School
Aston Business School > Accounting
Aston Business School > Accounting Research Group
Additional Information: © 2018, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accountability,Service club,NGO,Membership Organization,United Kingdom,Business, Management and Accounting(all)
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Published Online Date: 2018-12-19
Authors: Yates, David
Gebreiter, Florian ( 0000-0002-5981-0476)
Lowe, Alan D

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