Does the Adoption of Planning and Control Tools Influence Performance? Opinions of Grantors and Grantees About Non-profit Projects

Author/s Giacomo Boesso, Fabrizio Cerbioni, Andrea Menini
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/2
Language English Pages 21 P. 35-55 File size 156 KB
DOI 10.3280/FR2022-002002
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This study analyzes whether a positive association exists between foundations’ adoption of accounting control tools and the perceived economic and social perfor- mance. Data are collected through a survey addressed to both decision-makers of Italian banking foundations (IBFs) and grantees that received project-related dona- tions from the same IBFs. Results show a positive association between the adoption of selected planning and control tools (i.e., definition of project budget, in-progress monitoring, and utilization of operating performance indicators) and performance. Meanwhile, a second set of more complex tools (i.e., ex-post valuation of activities, direct operative support offered from foundations to their grantees, and social key performance indicators) records a mixed association with social performance and a negative association with economic performance.

Keywords: Italian Banking Foundations (IBF), strategic philanthropy, planning and control.

Jel codes: L31, L38

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Giacomo Boesso, Fabrizio Cerbioni, Andrea Menini, Does the Adoption of Planning and Control Tools Influence Performance? Opinions of Grantors and Grantees About Non-profit Projects in "FINANCIAL REPORTING" 2/2022, pp 35-55, DOI: 10.3280/FR2022-002002