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Routledge Studies in the Management of Voluntary and Non-Profit Organizations


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Voluntary and non-profit organizations are playing an increasingly significant role, worldwide, in the provision and management of public services. Drawing together significant and ground breaking research, this series will be essential reading for students of public policy and management as well as the thinking manager. Topics covered include the management of innovation and change, financial management, performance evaluation and management and organizational development and project management.

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Managing Nongovernmental Organizations: Culture, Power and Resistance

Managing Nongovernmental Organizations: Culture, Power and Resistance

1st Edition

Frederik Claeyé
August 10, 2018

The idea that international development aid needs to be better managed and coordinated gained currency in the early 1990s. The increasing emphasis on management has resulted in the present vogue of ‘managing for development results’ as one of the central tenets in the discourse on international aid...

Performance Management in Nonprofit Organizations: Global Perspectives

Performance Management in Nonprofit Organizations: Global Perspectives

1st Edition

Zahirul Hoque, Lee Parker
August 06, 2018

With increased competition for external funding, technological advancement, and public expectations for transparency, not-for-profit and non-governmental organizations are facing new challenges and pressures. While research has explored the roles of accounting, accountability, and performance...

Management Innovations for Healthcare Organizations: Adopt, Abandon or Adapt?

Management Innovations for Healthcare Organizations: Adopt, Abandon or Adapt?

1st Edition

Anders Örtenblad, Carina Abrahamson Löfström, Rod Sheaff
June 08, 2018

Innovations in management are becoming more numerous and diverse, and are appearing in organizations providing many different kinds of products and services. The purpose of this book is to examine whether some widely-promoted examples of these management innovations – ranging from techniques such...

Transformational Leadership and Not for Profits and Social Enterprises

Transformational Leadership and Not for Profits and Social Enterprises

1st Edition

Ken Wiltshire, Aastha Malhotra, Micheal Axelsen
April 06, 2018

Recent decades have seen a significant transformation of the not-for-profit (NFP) sector. This includes rise in the number of organisations and people employed, shift from charities and philanthropic agencies to hybrid social enterprise business models, competing stakeholder interests and...

Philanthropy in Practice: Pragmatism and the Impact of Philanthropic Action

Philanthropy in Practice: Pragmatism and the Impact of Philanthropic Action

1st Edition

Ekkehard Thümler
July 26, 2017

Philanthropic foundations are experiencing a crisis of professional identity. They attract considerable hopes due to an unusually high degree of independence and freedom of manoeuvre, which theoretically places them in a privileged position to find novel solutions to societies’ most severe and...

Regulating Charities: The Inside Story

Regulating Charities: The Inside Story

1st Edition

Myles McGregor-Lowndes, Bob Wyatt
April 17, 2017

In this volume charity commissioners and leading charity policy reformers from across the world reflect on the aims and objectives of charity regulation and what it has achieved. Regulating Charities represents an insider’s review of the last quarter century of charity law policy and an insight for...

Employment Relations in the Voluntary Sector: Struggling to Care

Employment Relations in the Voluntary Sector: Struggling to Care

1st Edition

Ian Cunningham
May 17, 2016

This new book addresses the topical issues surrounding employment relations in UK voluntary organizations that operate within the quasi-market of social care. Combining an analysis of the established literature with in-depth qualitative field work, Ian Cunningham explores the nature of power...

A Democratic Architecture for the Welfare State

A Democratic Architecture for the Welfare State

1st Edition

Victor A. Pestoff
January 21, 2016

The welfare state faces various challenges in Scandinavia and many European countries today, including a poor work environment in the public sector, a growing democracy deficit, and demographic obstacles. In this new book, Victor A. Pestoff argues that the state cannot resolve these challenges...

Human Resource Management in Nonprofit Organizations

Human Resource Management in Nonprofit Organizations

1st Edition

Alina McCandless Baluch
September 03, 2015

Human resource management (HRM) can aid nonprofit organizations (NPOs) in facing uncertain, changing environments of funding pressures, increasing competition and demand for services as well as internal challenges. As the distinguishing features of NPOs can render the professionalization of HRM...

Managerial Economics of Non-Profit Organizations

Managerial Economics of Non-Profit Organizations

1st Edition

Marc Jegers
August 15, 2014

This is the first book of its kind to bring together the microeconomic insights on the functioning of non-profit organizations, complementing the wide range of books on the management of non-profit organizations by instead focusing on both theoretical and empirical work. Jegers begins by...

Accountability and Effectiveness Evaluation in Nonprofit Organizations

Accountability and Effectiveness Evaluation in Nonprofit Organizations

1st Edition

James Cutt, Vic Murray
March 22, 2013

This unique volume provides new perspectives on assessing the performance of nonprofit organizations whilst meeting the information needs of decision-makers, both internal (such as resource-providers, regulators and clients), and external (including boards, managers, staff and volunteers). Whilst...

Governance and Regulation in the Third Sector: International Perspectives

Governance and Regulation in the Third Sector: International Perspectives

1st Edition

Susan Phillips, Steven Rathgeb Smith
July 11, 2012

Governance and Regulation in the Third Sector brings together scholars and experienced practitioners from different countries to investigate the relationship between regulation and relational governance for the third sector in a comparative context. Each chapter reviews recent regulatory changes in...

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