Special Issue "Innovation in Nonprofit Organizations"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Kristina Jaskyte

University of Georgia School of Social Work, Athens, GA 30602, USA
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Interests: innovation in nonprofit organizations; organizational culture; cross-cultural studies; individual creativity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Administrative Sciences is seeking submissions for a Special Issue titled “Innovation in Nonprofit Organizations”. Rapid changes in the external environment are challenging the current practices of nonprofit organizations. Now more than ever, nonprofit organizations have to think about how they can differentiate themselves from their competitors not only in terms of what kind of services they provide and how they provide them, but also how they raise their money, engage with their funders and clients, market their services, and partner with other organizations.

We invite submissions of papers to this Special Issue that extend and advance our understanding of innovations in nonprofit organizations. Empirical as well as conceptual papers are welcome. We are especially interested in contributions in areas that include, but are not limited to:

  • Innovation and organizational performance
  • Organizational and environmental factors related to different types of innovations
  • Governance and innovation
  • Philanthropy and innovation
  • Innovation scaling: success stories and failures
  • An organization’s capacity for innovation: Examples and effectiveness of capacity building methods and approaches
  • Partnerships and innovation
  • Testing innovation theories across different cultural contexts
  • Technology and innovation
  • The dark side of innovation

Dr. Kristina Jaskyte
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Innovation Nonprofit Organizations

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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