Management in the not-for-profit sector. Funded by ESRC and Nuffield Foundation.
Over the past two decades, there has been an increasing attention paid to improving management in the public services but there has been relatively little large-scale quantitative research that has attempted to systematically measure or analyse management practices within public and not-for-profit sector.
The aim of this pilot project is to develop and implement a robust survey instrument to measure management practices in not-for-profit organisations in the UK. This is closely based on a survey already developed by researchers at the LSE which has been used in the public and private sectors.
The research will address the following issues:
- How do management practices in the not-for-profit sector compare with those in the public sector and the private sector?
- What factors appear to be associated with management practices within the NFP sector? For example, are management practices related to nature of the market in which the organisation is located and the degree of competition in the local area.
Management in Public Services Conference. CMPO. 30th April 2010. Conference Organiser: Deborah Wilson.
- Rhys Andrews and George Boyne (Cardiff Business School) - Local Government Reorganisation and Public Service Performance: Does the Process Affect the Product?
Paper (pdf, 133 kB) | Slides (pdf, 91 kB)
- Graeme Currie (Notthingham University Business School) and Leroy White (University of Bristol) - Organising and managing for the delivery of joined up public services: A general analysis & a specific example of children's services
Slides (pdf, 870kB)
- Carol Propper (University of Bristol and Imperial College London) - The Impact of Competition on Management Practices in Public Hospitals
Slides (pdf, 366 kB)
- Sarah Smith (University of Bristol) - Measuring management quality in not-for-profit organisations
Slides (pdf, 279 kB)