Strings attached : new public management, competitive grant funding and social capital
Irvine, Helen J., Lazarevski, Katie , & Dolnicar, Sara (2009) Strings attached : new public management, competitive grant funding and social capital. Financial Accountability and Management, 25(2), pp. 225-252.
This paper first investigates the impact of new public management (NPM) practices, particularly competitive grant funding, on Bushcare New South Wales (NSW), an Australian environmental volunteering organisation. Secondly, identifying such local volunteering organisations as repositories of valuable social capital, it explores the link between volunteering and social capital. Using mixed methods and institutional theory, the study reveals that an increased level of professionalism and accountability is required of Bushcare groups, and that local coordinators face a challenge in balancing local, regional and national priorities without sacrificing Bushcare’s mission. These dynamics, it is proposed, have potentially serious social capital implications.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||accountability, social capital, competitive grant funding, Bushcare, volunteers, new public management, marketing, institutional theory|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > ACCOUNTING AUDITING AND ACCOUNTABILITY (150100) > Accounting Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified (150199)|
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 2009 Wiley-Blackwell|
|Deposited On:||14 May 2009 12:35|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:57|
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