Monday, April 8 at 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Lewis Hall (RGL), RGL 308
650 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Nonprofit Research Seminar Series – Spring 2019
Hosted by The USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy
Nicole E. Esparza
Sol Price School of Public Policy
University of Southern California
This paper analyzes board of director interlocks among 474 anti-poverty nonproﬁt organizations in Los Angeles, Detroit, and Philadelphia. The article advances theory of knowledge seeking through interlocks by examining how the type of information, speciﬁc or complementary, inﬂuences patterns of board ties. The ﬁndings indicate that board interlocks occur between organizations that share complementary knowledge rather than program and client-speciﬁc knowledge. Complementary knowledge allows organizations to share information of practices and resources without the disadvantages of direct competition. Furthermore, the ﬁndings suggest that organizations create board ties with ﬁrms that are geographically near them and share similar institutional logics.
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