Title

Northerners counting black elephants: on safari with Live 8 and G 8

Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Details

Rudkin, K. M. & Cooper, K. A. (2007). Northerners counting black elephants: on safari with Live 8 and G 8. APIRA 2007 - Auckland (pp. 1-21). Auckland: APIRA.

Abstract

Purpose - To demonstrate the inadequacy of traditional concepts of accountability and corporate governance for global gifting relationships, as exemplified in the Live 8 and G 8 events. An alternative construct of value in exchange is proposed. Design / Methodology / Approach - A discussion paper using a literature based analysis and critique. Findings - Accounting avoids social responsibility by denying culturally determined legitimate meanings of value other than those constructed from an economic perspective. New accountability and corporate governance mechanisms are needed for donor/recipient relationships. Research limitatations / Implications - The arguments advanced should be further explored in alternate empirical instances, and examined in alternate cultural contexts to give a greater depth of understanding. Originality/ value - The paper calls into question the adequacy of accountability concepts in a globalized environment. The paper is a unique contribution to the literature in is application of gifting theory and Baudrillard's theory of simulacra to not for profit and public sector institutions.

Link to publisher version (URL)

APIRA Conference

RIS ID

20031

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