The effect of funding changes on public sector nonprofit organizations : the case of Bushcare NSW

Lazarevski, Katie, Irvine, Helen J., & Dolnicar, Sara (2008) The effect of funding changes on public sector nonprofit organizations : the case of Bushcare NSW. Journal of Nonprofit and Public Sector Marketing, 20(2), pp. 213-227.

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Research into nonprofit organizations abounds, but not much is known about public sector nonprofit organizations. Recent funding incentives in Australia have led to significant changes in the market environment for such organizations. This study describes these market changes and explores the reactions of one environmental public sector nonprofit organization, Bushcare NSW, to these changes. This paper contends that, within this institutional environment, nonprofit organizations more successful in attracting large amounts of external funding have better administrative structures in place, whereas those less successful find themselves confronted with burdensome administrative duties. Neo-institutional theory provides a theoretical basis for this empirical investigation. Funding changes have had a major impact on Bushcare organizations, those more successful in attracting grants reporting significantly fewer recent administrative changes.

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ID Code: 16765
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Public sector nonprofit organizations, institutional theory, regulatory requirements, grant funding
DOI: 10.1080/10495140802224852
ISSN: 1049-5142
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > MARKETING (150500) > Marketing not elsewhere classified (150599)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 The Haworth Press
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 10 Dec 2008 01:17
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:42

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