Organisational capacity and entrepreneurial behaviour in nonprofit organisations: an empirical exploration
Abstract:Despite growing aspirations from policy makers and institutional donors to generate and support a more entrepreneurial nonprofit sector, we still know little about what characterises an entrepreneurial nonprofit organisation. This study utilised data from 50 small- and medium-sized nonprofit agencies to explore empirically organisational capacities associated with entrepreneurial and less entrepreneurial nonprofit agencies. The results indicate that features linked to financial and top management leadership capacity are on average stronger in entrepreneurial agencies. While this study cannot determine causality, it provides a rare comparative perspective to help inform future efforts to build and understand entrepreneurial nonprofit organisations.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: March 1, 2011
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