Academic journal article Canadian Social Science

Cooperative Mechanism of Trust between NGOs in China Context

Academic journal article Canadian Social Science

Cooperative Mechanism of Trust between NGOs in China Context

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In recent years, non-governmental organizations appear in large numbers in China. However, due to the development of the NGO in China are still in its infancy, in order to better undertake the social functions and a part of the function of government transfer out, cooperation between non-governmental organizations have become a realistic choice. The process of cooperation between non-governmental organizations, mutual trust plays a vital role, to establish cooperation based on trust, not reach one's aim in one move, but accomplished through a series of steps, including: Trust nuclear generation, to trust the spread of nuclear, temporary building trust relationship, to establish a stable communication mechanism, and finally establish on the basis of trust and collaboration. On the basis of trust cooperation is not spontaneous formation and self improvement, need to establish the corresponding management mechanism, by introducing advanced "third party assessment mechanism" to manage the problems in trust corporation.

Key words: Management; Cooperation; Trust; NGO


The most determinant factor in the success of cooperation is trust(Gulati & Higgins, 2003; Stuart, 2000; Thorgren & Wincent, 2011; David, 2014).The topic of cooperation and trust are generating increasing interest among management theotists and practising managers. Trust is a fundamental aspect of the moral treatment of stakeholders within the relationship between NGOs. The extension of fiduciary duties to "all others engaged in a joint endeavor or economic exchange" is a hallmark of stakeholder theory (Hosmer,1995).

The eighteen major report stressed that guide social organization healthy and orderly development, give full play to the basic role of the masses to participate in social management. Innovative social management first need to transform government functions, many social problems require social forces involved in the coordination and resolve to bear some of the functions of transfer from government agencies. Some of the social functions of the government should and can only be borne by the non-market entities. Therefore, the development of non-governmental organizations (hereinafter referred to as the NGO) is an important way to achieve the transformation of government functions. NGO refers to all social organizations outside the government and enterprises, generally has the basic characteristics of the organizations, civil, non-profit, voluntary, and autonomy.


China recognized NGO registered civil affairs departments, contains social organizations, private nonenterprise, foundations. The Ministry of Civil Affairs statistics, the number of registered social organizations, private non-enterprise units and Foundation in Table 1. As can be seen, the NGO has experienced a leapfrog development over the past decade in our country.

On the one hand, the NGO in the social field have mushroomed, with the national system, the market system, become a part of China's social system. On the other hand, from the perspectives of the comparison, the current NGO in China is still in the initial stages of development, in particular, the ability to organize all aspects of the degree of development is also obvious in the early stages. The development of the vast majority of NGO are not good, and the proportion of well-developed NGO in China very small. The division of labor and cooperation within the department, self-discipline, department culture, codes of conduct are serious deficiencies.


In order to better undertake part of the social function and government transfer functions, the cooperation of non-governmental organizations have become a realistic choice. NGO cooperation in the use of the study is only a limited NGO system outside organizations such as the government or for-profit organizations, as to the organization's own resource asymmetry, Resulting in the two sides often unequal, both the loss of independence and autonomy of the risk, during non-governmental charity organization in cooperation with the government or for-profit organizations. …

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