297 research outputs found

    The impact of non-financial resources on the perceived dependency of non-profit organisations in relation to the state: the Portuguese case

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    In the context of an extensive sharing of responsibility between governmental and non-profit organisations to accomplish social policy actions, the relationship between state and the nonprofit organisations and the degree of dependence of these organisations in relation to the state has been acknowledged as a critical issue within social and public policy. However, the hallmark of much research related with non-profit/statutory relations has derived mainly from the widely recognition of non-profit s increased income from statutory sources (Salamon and Anheier, 1996). As a result, non-profit s dependency on the state has been captured essentially by assessing financial dependency. Assuming that nonprofit organisations are also dependent on the state for non-financial resources (Saidel, 1991; 6,1994), this paper attempts to analyse the extent to which the non-profit sector is dependent on the state for resources, as well as evaluating the weight that non-financial resources might have in the perceived resource dependency assumed by non-profit organisation s managers in relation to the state.Fundação para a CiĂȘncia e a Tecnologia (FCT

    Market orientation in the non-profit sector: a resource dependence perspective

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    In the context of an increasingly competitive environment in which organisations are compelled to manage their resources and capabilities in more efficient and effective ways, the concept of market orientation has been acknowledged as highly important in the marketing and management literature. The existing literature, however, has mainly been focused on the for-profit sector and, to our best knowledge, little research has been undertaken in other organisational contexts, such as the non-profit sector. Given the specificity of NPOs and the increasingly demanding resource environments in which these organisations operate, thepresent study examines the extent to which resource dependence impacts the market orientation construct. The findings suggest that resource dependence has proven to provide important insights for gaining a better understanding of market orientation although this concept needs to be reassessed in the specific context of non-profit organisations. The paper concludes with a series of implications for theory and practice.NPOs, Market Orientation, Resource Dependence Theory

    Resource dependence and organisational behaviour in the non-profit sector: the portuguese case

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    Comunicação apresentada na 30th Arnova Annual Conference, Miami, Florida, 29 Nov.-1 Dez. 2001.During the last few decades it has been generally accepted that there has been extensive sharing of responsibility between the state and non-profit organisations (NPOs) in order to accomplish public purposes. As a result, the relationship between both sectors, and the degree of dependency of NPOs on the state has been acknowledged as a critical issue within social and public policy debates. However, the intensity of this debate has not been matched by a search for empirical evidence, which might assist in assessing the nature and extent of this dependency as well as the implications, either for the non-profit sector or the state. Therefore this paper seeks to address this gap in the literature by providing empirical evaluation of the nature and scope of non-profit organisations dependency on the state for resources regarding the Portuguese case. It also analyses the implications that different types of resource dependencies might have on the perceived autonomy of these organisations and on their organisational behaviour.Fundação para a CiĂȘncia e a Tecnologia (FCT

    The implications of resource dependence for non-profit organisations: the Portuguese case

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    During the last few decades it has been generally accepted that there has been extensive sharing of responsibility between the state and non-profit organisations (NPOs) in order to accomplish public purposes. As a result, the relationship between both sectors, and the degree of dependence of NPOs on the state has been acknowledged as a critical issue within social and public policy debates. However, the intensity of this debate has not been matched by a search for empirical evidence, which might assist in assessing the nature and extent of this dependence as well as the implications, either for the non-profit sector or the state. Therefore this research seeks to address this gap in the literature by providing empirical evaluation of the nature and scope of non-profit organisations dependence on the state for resources regarding the Portuguese case. It also analyses the implications that different types of resource dependencies might have on the perceived autonomy of these organisations and on their organisational and managerial orientations.Fundação para a CiĂȘncia e a Tecnologia (FCT

    The Looming Ottawa Deadlines: The Case of Mozambique

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    With the impending 2009 Ottawa Convention deadline quickly approaching, it has become clear that Mozambique will not be able to complete their required obligations without an extension. Dwindling funding, inadequate resources and the challenge of other internal problems have delayed the mine-action progress, but what will be the solution

    Rethinking the concept of market orientation in the Portuguese non-profit sector:An exploratory study

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    In the context of an increasing competitive environment, in which organisations are compelled to manage their resources and capabilities in a more efficient and effective way, the concept of marketing orientation has been acknowledged as highly important in the marketing and management literature. However, the existing literature is mainly focused on the for-profit sector, and to our best knowledge little research has been undertaken in the context of non-profit organisations. The purpose of this exploratory study is to test a measure of marketing orientation already used in previous studies and to assess its psychometric properties in the particular context of a Portuguese sample of nonprofit organisations

    Marketing orientation and financial dependence: the specific case of portuguese non-profit organisations

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    Comunicação apresentada na 30th Arnova Annual Conference, Miami, Florida, 29 Nov.-1 Dez. 2001.It has been largely emphasised in the literature that a market orientation can provide important competitive advantages to organisations. However, for-profit organisations have so far been the focus of much of the market orientation research and less emphasis has been put on other organisational contexts, such as the non-profit sector. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to apply the construct of market orientation to the non-profit sector and to analyse the constraints that can be posed to an effective assimilation of this construct, namely the dependence of non-profit organisations on financial resources

    The relationship between resource dependency and market orientation : the specific case of non-profit organisations (NPOs)

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    In the context of an increasingly competitive environment in which organisations are compelled to manage their resources and capabilities in more efficient and effective ways, the concept of market orientation has been acknowledged as highly important in the marketing and management literature. The existing literature, however, has mainly been focused on the for-profit sector and, to our best knowledge, little research has been undertaken in other organisational contexts, such as the non-profit sector. Given the specificity of NPOs and the increasingly demanding resource environments in which these organisations operate, the present study examines the extent to which resource dependence impacts the market orientation construct. The results of the first cross-sectional study on the market orientation of Portuguese NPOs are reported

    Financial dependence and the adoption of the internet by non-profit organisations: The Portuguese case

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    Despite the increasing popularity and potential associated with the use of Internet, nonprofit organisations are not adopting this new information technology with the same speed other sectors like business, Governments and universities do. Considering that the dependence from non-profit organisations on financial resources, can be related to a particular organisational profile, which is likely to influence the adoption of Internet by non-profit organisations, therefore, this paper attempts to analyse whether financial dependence influences or not the adoption of Internet, as well as, the perceived benefits and barriers associated with its use in a Portuguese sample of non-profit organisations

    The implications of government funding on non-profit organizational behaviour: a resource depenence perspective

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    It has been generally accepted that there has been an extensive sharing of responsibility between the state and non-profit organisations (NPOs) in order to accomplish public purposes. As a result, the relationship between both sectors, and the degree of dependency of NPOs on the state for resources has been acknowledged as a critical issue within social and public policy debates. However, the intensity of this debate has not been matched by a search for empirical evidence, which might assist in assessing the nature and extent of this dependency as well as the implications, either for the non-profit sector or the state. Therefore, this paper seeks to address this gap in the literature by providing empirical evaluation of the nature and scope of non-profit organisations dependency on the state for resources regarding the Portuguese case. It also analyses the implications that different types of resource dependencies might have on the organisational behaviour of these organisations
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