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Research Handbook on Nonprofit Governance

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Research Handbook on Nonprofit Governance

9781788114905 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Gemma Donnelly-Cox, Assistant Professor, Trinity Business School, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, Michael Meyer, Professor and Academic Director, Competence Center for Nonprofits and Social Entrepreneurship, WU Vienna, Austria and Filip Wijkström, Associate Professor and Director, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
Publication Date: December 2021 ISBN: 978 1 78811 490 5 Extent: c 528 pp
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.

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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.
Critical Acclaim
‘The Research Handbook examines nonprofit governance at multiple levels from the organisational to the societal, using a wide variety of theoretical perspectives. It contains chapters by many of the leading researchers in the field. It is stimulating and thought provoking. A must read for anyone interested in nonprofit governance.’
– Chris Cornforth, The Open University, UK

‘This book is poised to make significant contributions to future research on nonprofit governance as well as governance more broadly. Its chapters insist that readers understand nonprofit governance within contextualized settings and explore evolving conceptions of “nonprofit” entities, sectors, governing functions, processes, and structures. While research has already expanded beyond the governing board, this volume crackles with opportunities for researchers to investigate nonprofit governance at multiple levels of analysis from numerous theoretical and disciplinary perspectives. Importantly, contributors reflect an international diversity of outlooks that enrich knowledge and invite further interrogation.’
– Melissa Stone, Professor Emerita, University of Minnesota, US

‘This state of the art volume offers a variety of illuminating approaches to the fundamental problem of governance, providing fresh frameworks to questions of voice and control. Dennis Young’s stellar concluding essay is, by itself, worth the price of admission!’
– Walter W. Powell, Stanford University, US
Contributors
Contributors include: Fredrik O. Andersson, Helmut K. Anheier, Wolfgang Bielefeld, Patricia Bromley, Gemma Donnelly-Cox, Angela M. Eikenberry, Torbjörn Einarsson, Philippe Eynaud, Josef Fahlén, Markus A. Höllerer, Johan Hvenmark, Urs Jäger, Dennis Jancsary, Marc Jegers, Jean-Louis Laville, Stephanie A. Maas, Florentine Maier, Johanna Mair, Michael Meyer, Renate E. Meyer, Damien Mourey, David O. Renz, Michael J. Roy, Carlo Ruzza, Eivind Å. Skille, Steven Rathgeb Smith, Cecilia Stenling, Anna-Maria Strittmatter, Simon Teasdale, José Pablo Valverde, Stefan Toepler, Georg von Schnurbein, Filip Wijkström, Jurgen Willems, Miriam Wolf, Dennis R. Young, Annette Zimmer

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