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Adm. Sci. 2015, 5(4), 177-187;

Nonprofit Governance, Organizational Purposiveness and Design

School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy, The New School for Public Engagement, 72 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011, USA
Academic Editor: Joe Roberts
Received: 29 September 2015 / Accepted: 30 September 2015 / Published: 16 October 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nonprofit Governance: Concepts, Visions, and Perspectives)
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The final article published in this Special Issue on nonprofit governance provides a platform for myself as the guest editor in two ways: both to reflect in a Postscript on the editorial process in which I became involved since posting a call for papers, as well as to write this Foreword that helps readers to become engaged in a meaningful discourse with the contributing authors. Incongruous as it may appear to be, I begin with the Postscript, as the Introductory Note to the Special Issue is not meant to integrate the articles published into a consistent concluding argument, but rather to evaluate my role ex post and at the same time to reveal to readers ex ante the premises based on which as guest-editor I selected articles for this Special Issue on nonprofit governance. [...] View Full-Text
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