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Charismatic Authority And The Board Of The Hull House Association, 1895-1935, Roger A. Lohmann Jul 2000

Charismatic Authority And The Board Of The Hull House Association, 1895-1935, Roger A. Lohmann

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Discussions of boards in the third sector literature usually proceed from assumptions grounded in Weber’s rational-legal authority and international management principles like those of Henri Fayol. The generalizations made about boards are based on rational-legal views of the board as the principal governing body of a nonprofit organization. Much less frequently examined are the roles and functions of boards in organizations grounded in other forms of authority. In particular, the relationship between charismatic authority and boards has seldom been studied. This paper will examine the role of one such board, the Board of Trustees of the Hull House Association ...