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Nonprofit Governance : Innovative Perspectives and Approaches.

By: Cornforth, Chris.
Contributor(s): Brown, William A.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge Contemporary Corporate Governance: Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2013Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (312 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781135022198.Subject(s): Corporate governance | Nonprofit organizations -- ManagementGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Nonprofit Governance : Innovative Perspectives and ApproachesDDC classification: 658.422 LOC classification: HD62.6 -- .N6557 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Nonprofit Governance -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of figures and tables -- Notes on contributors -- Acknowledgements -- Preface -- 1 Nonprofit governance research: The need for innovative perspectives and approaches -- Part 1 The state of the field -- 2 Nonprofit governance: A review of the field -- 3 Out of the shadows: Nonprofit governance research from democratic and critical perspectives -- Part 2 Understanding board member behaviour -- 4 The role and impact of chairs of nonprofit boards -- 5 Antecedents to board member engagement in deliberation and decision-making -- Part 3 Board processes and behaviour -- 6 Learning to be, learning about: A socio-cultural learning approach to board practice -- 7 Beneath the surface and around the table: Exploring group dynamics in boards -- 8 Board monitoring and judgement as processes of sensemaking -- Part 4 Changing governance structures and relationships -- 9 Dilemmas in the board-staff dynamics of nonprofit governance -- 10 Community-Engagement GovernanceTM: Engaging stakeholders for community impact -- 11 The evolution of corporate governance structures and relationships in English housing associations -- Part 5 Multi-level governance -- 12 The dynamics of nested governance: A systems perspective -- 13 Adaptive governance in collaborations: Design propositions from research and practice -- 14 Lessons for governance research and practice: Examining behavioral processes and conceptual resources -- Index.
Summary: The current fashion for rolling back the state has seen the nonprofit or third sector playing an increasing role in what were previously the heartlands of the public sphere. The growing significance of the sector and its increasing reliance on public funds mean it has also attracted increased scrutiny. From outside the sector concerns have been raised about the accountability and performance of nonprofit organizations. From within the sector there has been considerable debate about whether the increased reliance on government contracts is in danger of undermining the sector's independence. As a result the spotlight has fallen on governance arrangements and whether they are adequate to ensure that nonprofit organizations are effective and accountable for their actions, and able to retain their independence. This collection offers a comprehensive assessment of research on the governance of nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit governance research has been dominated by the study of boards of unitary organizations and has paid insufficient attention to the multi-level nature of governance, governance relationships and dynamics, and the contribution of actors other than board members, to governance processes. Drawing on the research of leading scholars in the US, UK, Canada and Australia, this book presents new perspectives on non-profit governance, which help to overcome these weaknesses. Written in an accessible manner the book will be of value to scholars, researchers, students, reflective practitioners and governance consultants and advisers.
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Cover -- Nonprofit Governance -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of figures and tables -- Notes on contributors -- Acknowledgements -- Preface -- 1 Nonprofit governance research: The need for innovative perspectives and approaches -- Part 1 The state of the field -- 2 Nonprofit governance: A review of the field -- 3 Out of the shadows: Nonprofit governance research from democratic and critical perspectives -- Part 2 Understanding board member behaviour -- 4 The role and impact of chairs of nonprofit boards -- 5 Antecedents to board member engagement in deliberation and decision-making -- Part 3 Board processes and behaviour -- 6 Learning to be, learning about: A socio-cultural learning approach to board practice -- 7 Beneath the surface and around the table: Exploring group dynamics in boards -- 8 Board monitoring and judgement as processes of sensemaking -- Part 4 Changing governance structures and relationships -- 9 Dilemmas in the board-staff dynamics of nonprofit governance -- 10 Community-Engagement GovernanceTM: Engaging stakeholders for community impact -- 11 The evolution of corporate governance structures and relationships in English housing associations -- Part 5 Multi-level governance -- 12 The dynamics of nested governance: A systems perspective -- 13 Adaptive governance in collaborations: Design propositions from research and practice -- 14 Lessons for governance research and practice: Examining behavioral processes and conceptual resources -- Index.

The current fashion for rolling back the state has seen the nonprofit or third sector playing an increasing role in what were previously the heartlands of the public sphere. The growing significance of the sector and its increasing reliance on public funds mean it has also attracted increased scrutiny. From outside the sector concerns have been raised about the accountability and performance of nonprofit organizations. From within the sector there has been considerable debate about whether the increased reliance on government contracts is in danger of undermining the sector's independence. As a result the spotlight has fallen on governance arrangements and whether they are adequate to ensure that nonprofit organizations are effective and accountable for their actions, and able to retain their independence. This collection offers a comprehensive assessment of research on the governance of nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit governance research has been dominated by the study of boards of unitary organizations and has paid insufficient attention to the multi-level nature of governance, governance relationships and dynamics, and the contribution of actors other than board members, to governance processes. Drawing on the research of leading scholars in the US, UK, Canada and Australia, this book presents new perspectives on non-profit governance, which help to overcome these weaknesses. Written in an accessible manner the book will be of value to scholars, researchers, students, reflective practitioners and governance consultants and advisers.

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<p>Chris Cornforth is Professor of Organizational Governance and Management at the Open University, UK</p> William A.nbsp;Brown is Associate Professor of Nonprofit Management at Texas A&M University, USA

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