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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ID Code: 63985
Item Type: Reference Entry
Keywords: Nonprofits, Nonprofit legal structures, Stakeholders, Funding
ISBN: 9781452205069
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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