Theories and Approaches
331 Seiten, Gebunden, HC runder Rücken kaschiert, Format (B × H): 157 mm x 235 mm, Gewicht: 1480 g
Reihe: Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies
Verlag: Springer US
Ben-Ner / Anheier The Study of Nonprofit EnterpriseThis volume addresses the need to revisit the very economic theories that in the past two decades have contributed so much 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, introduced by Burton Weisbrod (see Chapter 3 by Kingma and Chapter 4 by Slivinsky) and Henry Hansmann (see Chapter 5 by Ortmann and Schlesinger and Chapter 6 by Hansmann) and others in the late 1970sand early 1980s, continue to shape theoretical and conceptual efforts. Importantly, their influence extends beyond economics and informs sociological and political science approaches to the set of organizations and institutions located between the market firm and the state agency as well (see Chapter 10 by Wolpert, Chapter 11 by Salamon, and Chapter 12 by Wolch; also Anheier & Ben-Ner, 1997; DiMaggio & Anheier, 1990). While the theoretical map of nonprofit research has expanded beyond these early attempts and now includes several other major theories such as stakeholder approaches (Chapter I by Ben-Ner and Gui, and Chapter 7 by Krashinsky), supply-side or entrepreneurial theories (Chapter 8 by Badelt and Chapter 9 by Young), institutional theories (Chapter 17 by DiMaggio), and comparative approaches (Chapter 15 by Anheier; see also Salamon & Anheier, 1998), we nonethelesssuggest that it is time to takestockand reexamine some of the very basics from which these economic theories operate. This is the main purpose ofthe book.
Weitere Infos & Material
I. Introduction.- 1 - The Theory of Nonprofit Organizations Revisited.- 2 - The Economics of the Third Sector: Toward a More Comprehensive Approach.- II. The Major Theories.- Public Good Theories.- 3 - Public Good Theories of the Nonprofit Sector: Weisbrod Revisited.- 4 - The Public Goods Theory Revisited: Comments on Kingma's Revisitation of Weisbrod.- Trust-Related Theories.- 5 - Trust, Repute, and the Role of Nonprofit Enterprise.- 6 - The Role of Trust in Nonprofit Enterprise.- Stakeholder Theories.- 7 - Stakeholder Theories of the Nonprofit Sector: One Cut at the Economic Literature.- Entrepreneurship Theories.- 8 - Entrepreneurship in Nonprofit Organizations: Its Role in Theory and in the Real World Nonprofit Sector.- 9 - Entrepreneurs, Managers, and the Nonprofit Enterprise.- Voluntary Failure and Institutional Theories.- 10 - Voluntary Failure Theory and Nonprofit-Government Partnership.- 11 - Voluntary Failure Theory Correctly Viewed.- 12 - State, Subject, Space: Silences in Institutionalist Theories of Nonprofit-Government Relations.- Organizational Theory and Behavior.- 13 - The Behavior of Organizations.- 14 - Are Nonprofit Organizations Different?.- III. Comparisons and Implications.- 15 - Dimensions of the Nonprofit Sector: A Comparative Perspectives of Structure and Change.- 16 - Economic Theories of Nonprofit Organizations: An Evaluation.- 17 - An Ecological Perspective on NonProfit Research.