The Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC) is an International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) that exists to serve both international and North American constituents. This dual purpose mission is examined in light of Lindenberg and Bryant’s Three Stage Theory and Morgan’s metaphor of organizations as organisms. In “Going Global” (Lindenberg & Bryant, 2001) the Three Stage Theory suggests that all INGOs go through three distinct stages of increasing international influence while “Images of Organization” (Morgan, 1998) suggests that one metaphor for understanding organizations is as organisms that follow no pre-described process but constantly adapt to their surroundings in response to environmental changes. This paper merges these two concepts to show that CRWRC would improve its ability to accomplish both its goals by restructuring to become more international in its governance.
"Recognizing the Paradox: Restructuring an Intentionally Multinational-North American NGO,"
SPNA Review: Vol. 3
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/spnareview/vol3/iss1/4