Quotation Meyer, Michael, Brandl, Julia, Millner, Reinhard, Maier, Florentine. 2008. Managerialism in Non-profit Organizations: A Conceptual Framework Asking New Questions. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 08.08-12.08.




This paper suggests a conceptual framework to analyze managerialism and its effects. First, we conceptualize the impact of managerialism on non-profit organizations (NPOs) and develop different dimensions of managerialism. We present notions of managerialism from prior research and use elements of new institutionalism and social systems theory to develop a framework of managerialism as well as to capture possible dimensions. Second, we introduce societal functions of non-profit organizations as the main field of impact of managerialism. We suggest a triangle of three main functions, namely service, advocacy, and community building, referring to NPOs’ contributions to societal subsystems. We suppose that the diffusion of managerialism affects accomplishment of societal functions in various ways.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title Managerialism in Non-profit Organizations: A Conceptual Framework Asking New Questions
Event Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
Year 2008
Date 08.08-12.08
Country United States/USA
Location Anaheim


Managerialism in Nonprofit Organizations
Meyer, Michael (Details)
Brandl, Julia (Former researcher)
Millner, Reinhard (Details)
Maier, Florentine (Details)
Interdisciplinary Institute for Management and Organizational Behavior IN (Details)
Institute for Nonprofit Management IN (Details)
Competence Center for Nonprofit Organizations and Social Entrepreneurship WE (Details)
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