Comparative research of Non-Profit Organisations: a preliminary assessment

Perez, Marybel and von Schnurbein, Georg and Gehringer, Theresa. (2016) Comparative research of Non-Profit Organisations: a preliminary assessment. CEPS Working Paper Series, (9). p. 32.

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This article examines the state of comparative research of Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs). Reviewing 110 articles published in philanthropic and third sector journals in the last 10 years, this article surveys the essential aspects of the research design and content of comparative studies. It is found that practical constraints of the comparative research practice influence NPO research. It is observed that volunteering, regulation NPOs development and philanthropy are the main subject areas examined in comparative research of NPOs, and the main analytical frameworks adopted are social capital, civil society, and welfare regimes. The conclusion points to the necessity to improve the comparative research agenda through the development multi-level analyses, the inclusion of the time dimension and the assessment of the sets of theories used.
Faculties and Departments:08 Cross-disciplinary Subjects > Center for Philanthropy Studies (CEPS) > Stiftungsmanagement (von Schnurbein)
UniBasel Contributors:von Schnurbein, Georg and Perez, Marybel and Gehringer, Theresa
Item Type:Other
Publisher:CEPS, Center for Philanthropy Studies, Universität Basel
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Other publications
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