Quotation Donnelly-Cox, Gemma, Meyer, Michael, Wijkström, Filip, Hrsg. 2021. Research Handbook on Nonprofit Governance. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.




This multi-perspective Research Handbook provides a clear pathway through the nonprofit governance research field, pushing beyond the borders of current theory to expand and deepen the analytical framework for nonprofit governance. It offers an analysis of the basics including definitions, organizational forms and levels of governance, and takes a critical approach towards the normative and prescriptive tendencies in much of contemporary governance scholarship. Divided into four distinctly thematic parts, contributors provide an in-depth review of the last 20 years, building on the foundations of classical contributions and further exploring new theoretical approaches, while examining the governance challenges of diverse types of organizations, including those from both developed and developing countries. Future challenges including multilevel governance are expertly addressed, and insights leading towards a unified theory are proposed. This thoroughly engaging Research Handbook will be an excellent resource for scholars in business and strategic management, nonprofit management and civil society, interested in topics such as nonprofit governance practice and boards of directors, governance theory, stakeholder management, membership organizations, foundations and hybrid organizations. Teachers of nonprofit management will also find this invaluable as it addresses both the core concepts and the most recent developments.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Edited book (editorship)
Language English
Type of published work Book
Title Research Handbook on Nonprofit Governance
Location Cheltenham, UK
Publisher Edward Elgar Publishing
Year 2021
URL https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/research-handbook-on-nonprofit-governance-9781788114905.html
ISBN 978 1 78811 490 5
Open Access N


Meyer, Michael (Details)
Donnelly-Cox, Gemma (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
Wijkström, Filip (Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden)
Institute for Nonprofit Management IN (Details)
Management DP (Details)
Competence Center for Nonprofit Organizations and Social Entrepreneurship WE (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5307 Business and management economics (Details)
5324 Organizational research (Details)
5363 Non-profit-sector research (NPO, NPI) (Details)
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