The Nature of the Nonprofit Sector

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J. Steven Ott
Westview Press, 2001 - Political Science - 434 pages
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The Non-Profit Sector: An Overview is a collection of the most insightful and accessible writings about the nonprofit sector in the U.S. and its organizations. The book discusses everything from Andrew Carnegie's turn-of-the-century philosophy of philanthropy, to the most recent writings by current scholars and practitioners. Accordingly, the book contains previously published articles, chapters, and encyclopedia entries that present the most influential theories, concepts, and issues associated with the nonprofit sector.Furthermore, each chapter opens with a framing essay that identifies the central themes and issues presented within the chapter and provides an overview of sometimes competing points of view. Each framing essay also briefly summarizes the significance of the contribution of each writing to the development of knowledge in the field.

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User Review  - Marjorie - Goodreads

My colleague picked this out for our course on Nonprofit Administration. I've been somewhat selective about the articles that I assigned but I do like the mix of perspectives and research, the way it is organized and the editors' introductions to each chapter. Read full review

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Steven J. Ott is a professor of political science and the Director of Public Administration Education at the University of Utah. He is the immediate past-president of the Nonprofit Management Education Section of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration. He has also authored and edited numerous books and articles regarding nonprofit organizations, administrative theory, organization theory, organizational behavior, and organizational culture.

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