Special Issue "Leadership in Non-Profit Organizations"
A special issue of Administrative Sciences (ISSN 2076-3387).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 May 2013)
Prof. Dr. Mary Tschirhart
Institute for Nonprofit Research, Education and Engagement, North Carolina State University, CB 7011, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
Phone: +1 9195137031
Fax: +1 9195158806
Interests: nonprofit management and governance; cross-sector collaboration; membership associations; organizational theory and behavior
This special issue offers authors the opportunity to explore leadership in the context of nonprofit organizations. Papers may address leadership by nonprofit boards, executive directors, staff, volunteers, donors, membership, or any combination of the above. Any aspect of leadership is appropriate for consideration as long as attention is given to building understanding of both nonprofits and leadership. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
• Leadership dynamics of founders of nonprofits
• Leadership in shared governance systems
• Leadership succession
• Leadership differences across nonprofit types
• Leadership as distinct from governance
• Leadership styles, approaches, and roles
• Leadership models
Given the great diversity within the nonprofit sector in this country and others, authors should carefully define their focus and the generalizability of their arguments and findings. Theoretical and empirical papers are welcome. Papers that build from and significantly extend the existing literature on leadership are particularly encouraged.
Dr. Mary Tschirhart
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Administrative Sciences is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. For the first couple of issues the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Improving Creative Problem Solving Facilitation: A Case Study in a Non-Profit Organization
Author: Fernando Sousaand Ileana Monteiro
Affiliation: Research Centre for Spatial and Organizational Dynamics (CIEO), University of the Algarve, 8100 Faro, Portugal
Abstract: This research is aimed at improving the creative problem solving (CPS) facilitation process by analysis of a case of a private museum (non-profit) in the Algarve region of Portugal. A team of 22 people was established, representing both immediate and remote geographical communities, cultural organizations, and the hospitality industry. From the interventions, we learned that some project failures could have been prevented by a more thorough team facilitation, and a better handling of the client’s ownership of the problem. The analyses and conclusions allowed the development of improvements in the facilitation process, bringing in important implications for developing collaboration between organizations.
Keywords:creative problem solving; team facilitation; organizational innovation; collaboration in organizations
Last update: 20 December 2012