The Study of Nonprofit Enterprise: Theories and Approaches / Edition 1

The Study of Nonprofit Enterprise: Theories and Approaches / Edition 1

by Helmut K. Anheier
     
 

ISBN-10: 0306478552

ISBN-13: 9780306478550

Pub. Date: 07/31/2003

Publisher: Springer US

This 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

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This 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 economics and 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 some of the basics from which these economic theories operate. This work will be essential to those in the nonprofit sector, organizational management and economics, political scientists and other researchers working with the nonprofit and voluntary sector.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306478550
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
07/31/2003
Series:
Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies Series
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2003
Pages:
331
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IIntroduction1
Ch. 1The Theory of Nonprofit Organizations Revisited3
Ch. 2The Economics of the Third Sector: Toward a More Comprehensive Approach27
Pt. IIThe Major Theories49
Public Good Theories51
Ch. 3Public Good Theories of the Nonprofit Sector: Weisbrod Revisited53
Ch. 4The Public Goods Theory Revisited: Comments on Kingma's Revisitation of Weisbrod67
Trust-Related Theories75
Ch. 5Trust, Repute, and the Role of Nonprofit Enterprise77
Ch. 6The Role of Trust in Nonprofit Enterprise115
Stakeholder Theories123
Ch. 7Stakeholder Theories of the Nonprofit Sector: One Cut at the Economic Literature125
Entrepreneurship Theories137
Ch. 8Entrepreneurship in Nonprofit Organizations: Its Role in Theory and in the Real World Nonprofit Sector139
Ch. 9Entrepreneurs, Managers, and the Nonprofit Enterprise161
Voluntary Failure and Institutional Theories169
Ch. 10Voluntary Failure Theory and Nonprofit-Government Partnership171
Ch. 11Voluntary Failure Theory Correctly Viewed183
Ch. 12State, Subject, Space: Silences in Institutionalist Theories of Nonprofit-Government Relations187
Organizational Theory and Behavior203
Ch. 13The Behavior of Organizations205
Ch. 14Are Nonprofit Organizations Different?239
Pt. IIIComparisons and Implications245
Ch. 15Dimensions of the Nonprofit Sector: A Comparative Perspectives of Structure and Change247
Ch. 16Economic Theories of Nonprofit Organizations: An Evaluation277
Ch. 17An Ecological Perspective on NonProfit Research311
Index321

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