Accountability Arrangements in Non-State Standards Organizations: Instrumental Design and Imitation

  title={Accountability Arrangements in Non-State Standards Organizations: Instrumental Design and Imitation},
  author={L. Gulbrandsen},
  pages={563 - 583}
  • L. Gulbrandsen
  • Published 2008
  • Business
  • Organization
  • This paper analyses accountability arrangements in the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and other organizations that set standards for certification and eco-labelling. It focuses on two types of accountability that are likely to be achievable and important to non-state standards organizations: control and responsiveness. In setting a global standard based on a multi-stakeholder governance structure, FSC established a model for other certification schemes, specifically within the forestry and… CONTINUE READING
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