Special Issue "Leadership in Non-Profit Organizations"


A special issue of Administrative Sciences (ISSN 2076-3387).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Mary Tschirhart
Institute for Nonprofit Research, Education and Engagement, North Carolina State University, CB 7011, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
Website: http://spia.ncsu.edu/pa/faculty-staff/tschirhart.html
E-Mail: tschirhart.2@osu.edu
Phone: +1 9195137031
Fax: +1 9195158806
Interests: nonprofit management and governance; cross-sector collaboration; membership associations; organizational theory and behavior

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editor


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Published Papers (3 papers)

by , ,  and
Adm. Sci. 2014, 4(2), 120-136; doi:10.3390/admsci4020120
Received: 21 February 2014; in revised form: 21 April 2014 / Accepted: 5 May 2014 / Published: 14 May 2014
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by  and
Adm. Sci. 2014, 4(2), 87-104; doi:10.3390/admsci4020087
Received: 20 May 2013; in revised form: 24 March 2014 / Accepted: 28 March 2014 / Published: 8 April 2014
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by  and
Adm. Sci. 2013, 3(4), 202-220; doi:10.3390/admsci3040202
Received: 8 August 2013; in revised form: 21 October 2013 / Accepted: 24 October 2013 / Published: 4 November 2013
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Last update: 29 October 2013

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