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Nonprofit management context: Continental Europe and Scandinavia

von Schnurbein, Georg and Hengevoss, Alice. (2020) Nonprofit management context: Continental Europe and Scandinavia. In: The Routledge Companion to Nonprofit Management. London, pp. 28-43.

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Abstract

The countries of Continental Europe and Scandinavia differ strongly in terms of the role of the nonprofit sector in the social welfare system and the legal regulation of the nonprofit sector, reflecting long-lasting traditions in fields such as arts and culture, social and health services, or education. Hence, the context for managing nonprofit organizations in these countries presents a rich, divergent picture. In addition, more recent developments, such as the financial crisis, the changes in the political landscape, and reduced state funding, push nonprofits in Western Europe and Scandinavia towards new organizational approaches and management methods. In this chapter, we examine the management context for nonprofits in terms of the socio-economic framework, the composition of the nonprofit sector, the resources, and current trends that influence the development of the sector.
Faculties and Departments:08 Cross-disciplinary Subjects > Center for Philanthropy Studies (CEPS)
08 Cross-disciplinary Subjects > Center for Philanthropy Studies (CEPS) > Stiftungsmanagement (von Schnurbein)
UniBasel Contributors:Hengevoss, Alice and von Schnurbein, Georg
Item Type:Book Section, refereed
Book Section Subtype:Further Contribution in a Book
Publisher:Routledge
ISBN:978-1-138-74446-2
e-ISBN:978-1-315-18101-1
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Book item
Language:English
Last Modified:20 May 2020 08:55
Deposited On:20 May 2020 08:55

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