Quotation Donnelly-Cox, Gemma, Meyer, Michael, Wijkström, Filip. 2021. Deepening and Broadening the Field: Introduction to Research Handbook on Nonprofit Governance. In: Research Handbook on Nonprofit Governance, Hrsg. Donnelly-Cox, Gemma; Meyer, Michael; Wijkström, Filip, 1-25. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.




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.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Chapter in edited volume
Language English
Title Deepening and Broadening the Field: Introduction to Research Handbook on Nonprofit Governance
Title of whole publication Research Handbook on Nonprofit Governance
Editor Donnelly-Cox, Gemma; Meyer, Michael; Wijkström, Filip
Page from 1
Page to 25
Location Cheltenham, UK
Publisher Edward Elgar Publishing
Year 2021
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.elgaronline.com/view/edcoll/9781788114905/9781788114905.00009.xml
ISBN 978 1 78811 490 5
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://www.elgaronline.com/view/edcoll/9781788114905/9781788114905.00009.xml


Meyer, Michael (Details)
Donnelly-Cox, Gemma (Tr, Ireland)
Wijkström, Filip (Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden)
Institute for Nonprofit Management IN (Details)
Management DP (Details)
Competence Center for Nonprofit Organizations and Social Entrepreneurship WE (Details)
WU Entrepreneurship Center WE (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1142 Systems theory (Details)
5324 Organizational research (Details)
5363 Non-profit-sector research (NPO, NPI) (Details)
5405 Empirical social research (Details)
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