Furneaux, Craig W. (2013) Nonprofits. In Smith, Vicki (Ed.) Sociology of Work : An Encyclopedia. Sage Publications Inc, California, USA, pp. 629-631.
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Nonprofit organizations have existed, in one form or another, for thousands of years. In many countries of the world nonprofits employ significant numbers of people, and contribute a significant percentage of GDP. Consequently, nonprofits are an important element of modern economies. Additionally, nonprofits make a significant contribution to society, due to the roles they play in caring for the poor or sick, fostering civil society, providing education and promoting religion...
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|Item Type:||Reference Entry|
|Keywords:||Nonprofits, Nonprofit legal structures, Stakeholders, Funding|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2013 Sage Publications Inc|
|Deposited On:||05 Nov 2013 23:10|
|Last Modified:||20 Nov 2013 18:16|
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