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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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Regulating Charities The Inside Story

Regulating Charities: The Inside Story

1st Edition

Edited By 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

By Ian Cunningham
May 13, 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

By Victor A. Pestoff
January 20, 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

By 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 ...

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 22, 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 12, 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
May 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
August 13, 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
July 25, 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 '...

The Third Sector in Europe Prospects and challenges

The Third Sector in Europe: Prospects and challenges

1st Edition

Edited By Stephen P. Osborne
August 09, 2012

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 ...

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...

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