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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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Strategic Positioning in Voluntary and Charitable Organizations

Strategic Positioning in Voluntary and Charitable Organizations

1st Edition

By Celine Chew
April 23, 2015

Rekindling the critical analysis of the adoption of generic commercial (for-profit) management approaches in the non-profit context, Strategic Positioning in Voluntary and Charitable Organizations reveals that charities are positioning themselves in their evolving external environment in ...

Charity Shops Retailing, Consumption and Society

Charity Shops: Retailing, Consumption and Society

1st Edition

By Suzanne Horne, Avril Maddrell
December 23, 2014

In the late 1990s, there was a distinct rise in interest in the non-profit sector, and in retailing and consumption.  Drawing together these two concerns this book provides a comprehensive and international account of the retail charity sector. Charity shops are now significant ...

Managerial Economics of Non-Profit Organizations

Managerial Economics of Non-Profit Organizations

1st Edition

By 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

By 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 ...

Voluntary Organizations and Innovation in Public Services

Voluntary Organizations and Innovation in Public Services

1st Edition

By Stephen P. Osborne
July 09, 1998

The innovative capacity of voluntary organizations has become a touchstone for their role in providing public services. Across the world there are increasing pressures on voluntary organizations to improve the quality and effectiveness of public services through innovation and change. This volume ...

Third Sector Policy at the Crossroads An International Non-profit Analysis

Third Sector Policy at the Crossroads: An International Non-profit Analysis

1st Edition

By Helmut K. Anheier, Jeremy Kendall
June 21, 2001

The nonprofit sector occupies an ever more central role in economic and social policies, from the redesign of welfare system in the U.S. or UK, to fostering democracy in Central and Eastern Europe. At the same time, non-profit organizations face increased public scrutiny, and calls for more '...

Governance and Regulation in the Third Sector International Perspectives

Governance and Regulation in the Third Sector: International Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By 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...

Voluntary Organizations and Public Service Delivery

Voluntary Organizations and Public Service Delivery

1st Edition

Edited By Ian Cunningham, Philip James
March 28, 2011

Voluntary Organizations and Public Sector Delivery examines how aspects of voluntary sector employment are affected by its engagement with the growing trend to the market-based outsourcing in the delivery of public services within industrialized countries. The volume draws together a team of ...

The Third Sector in Europe Prospects and challenges

The Third Sector in Europe: Prospects and challenges

1st Edition

Edited By Stephen P. Osborne
September 30, 2011

The role of the Third Sector within European society is an extremely topical subject, as both governments and the EU continue to consider the role these organizations can play in providing essential public services. This book presents contemporary research into this emerging area, exploring the ...

Social Enterprise At the Crossroads of Market, Public Policies and Civil Society

Social Enterprise: At the Crossroads of Market, Public Policies and Civil Society

1st Edition

Edited By Marthe Nyssens
September 11, 2006

In one of its previous books, the EMES European Research Network traced the most significant developments in 'social entrepreneurship' emerging inside the third sector in Europe. Building upon that seminal work, this volume presents the results of an extensive research project carried out over...

The Governance of Public and Non-Profit Organizations

The Governance of Public and Non-Profit Organizations

1st Edition

Edited By Chris Cornforth
April 14, 2005

Governing boards play a crucial role in ensuring that public and non-profit organizations are publicly accountable and perform well. Until now, there have been relatively few detailed empirical studies of what boards do in practice, but this book fills that gap by bringing together analyses based ...

The Management of Non-Governmental Development Organizations An Introduction

The Management of Non-Governmental Development Organizations: An Introduction

1st Edition

By David Lewis
August 02, 2004

Exploring the newly emerging field of the management of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working in developing countries, this informative book draws upon current research in non-profit management, development administration and business management. Key issues covered include: * the ...

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