Обложка книги The Study of Nonprofit Enterprise : Theories and Approaches (Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies)

The Study of Nonprofit Enterprise : Theories and Approaches (Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies)

ISBN: 0306478552;
Издательство: Springer

Book DescriptionThis volume addresses the need to revisit the economic theories from the last two decades that have contributed to the development of a concentrated research agenda on nonprofit organizations. Long neglected as a topic of theorizing and empirical investigation by mainstream economics in particular, these initial theories of nonprofit organizations from the late 1970s and early 1980s continue to shape theoretical and conceptual efforts. Importantly, their influence extends beyond economicsand informs sociological and politics science approaches to the set of organizations and institutions located between the market firm and the state agency as well. While the theoretical map of nonprofit research has expanded beyond these early attempts and now include several other major theories such as stakeholder approaches, supply-side or entrepreneurial theories, institutional theories and comparative approaches. This work suggests that it is time to take stock and reexamine...