Deepening and Broadening the Field: Introduction to Research Handbook on Nonprofit Governance

Gemma Donnelly-Cox, Michael Meyer, Filip Wijkström

Publikation: Beitrag in Buch/KonferenzbandBeitrag in Sammelwerk


Governance has in many respects become the new management. Just as management succeeded administration from the 1960s onwards (Grey, 1999), so governance has replaced management as the label for steering practices and the distribution of authority in organizations, nation states, politics and various other subfields of society. In this introductory chapter, we will weave the contributions to this Handbook together with prior research into the governance ‘story’ of the 2020s, and thereby discuss the ways in which the Research Handbook on Nonprofit Governance covers and advances the field.
We structure this chapter as follows. First, we review governance definitions and
the development of the nonprofit governance concept. Then we map the field of non-profit governance through a focus on organizing contexts, environmental contexts and constituencies, and we consider some of the governance practices that emerge within them. Next, we examine the governance theory–practice nexus by sketching out the theoretical perspectives considered by the Handbook’s contributors. We conclude by indicating some of the lacunae that remain.
Titel des SammelwerksResearch Handbook on Nonprofit Governance
Herausgeber*innenGemma Donnelly-Cox, Michael Meyer, Filip Wijkström
ErscheinungsortCheltenham, UK
VerlagEdward Elgar Publishing
Seiten1 - 25
ISBN (elektronisch)9781788114912
ISBN (Print)9781788114905
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2021

Österreichische Systematik der Wissenschaftszweige (ÖFOS)

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  • 506009 Organisationstheorie
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