Quotation Willems, Jurgen. 2014. Antecedents or Effects of Being a Manager in the Nonprofit, Public, or Private Sector. Nonprofit Management & Leadership. 25 (2), 183-189.




In this correspondence I postulate a complementary consideration to an article recently published in Nonprofit Management & Leadership: “Factors Attracting Individuals to Nonprofit Management over Public and Private Sector Management” (LeRoux and Feeney 2013). The aim of this correspondence is to provide avenues for further research based on an evaluation of the authors’ analysis and their embedded assumptions on causality and interdependency of the variables used. I perform an extended empirical analysis of the same data as used in LeRoux and Feeney (2013) in which inherent assumptions are adjusted based on available literature. Results show that their conclusions need nuancing, and that further research could focus on (1) a clearer distinction between antecedents and effects of sector of employment, and (2) the different relationships across sectors between work‐related variables, such as job satisfaction, job flexibility, or job clarity.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Nonprofit Management & Leadership
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new INF-A, STRAT-B, VW-D, WH-B
Language English
Title Antecedents or Effects of Being a Manager in the Nonprofit, Public, or Private Sector
Volume 25
Number 2
Year 2014
Page from 183
Page to 189
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.researchgate.net/publication/266914737_Antecedents_or_Effects_of_Being_a_Manager_in_the_Nonprofit_Public_or_Private_Sector
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/nml.21119
Open Access N


Willems, Jurgen (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5234 Administrative science (Details)
5308 Management sciences (Details)
5352 Human resource management, personnel management (Details)
5363 Non-profit-sector research (NPO, NPI) (Details)
5912 Social sciences (interdisciplinary) (Details)
6906 Public research (Details)
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