Sustainability of nonprofit organizations: An empirical investigation

Weerawardena, Jay, McDonald, Robert E. and Mort, Gillian Sullivan (2010) Sustainability of nonprofit organizations: An empirical investigation. Journal of World Business, 45 4: 346-356. doi:10.1016/j.jwb.2009.08.004

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Author Weerawardena, Jay
McDonald, Robert E.
Mort, Gillian Sullivan
Title Sustainability of nonprofit organizations: An empirical investigation
Journal name Journal of World Business   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1090-9516
Publication date 2010-10
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jwb.2009.08.004
Volume 45
Issue 4
Start page 346
End page 356
Total pages 11
Place of publication Greenwich, CT, United States
Publisher Elseveier
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
910402 Management
Abstract Nonprofit organizations (NPOs) contribute to society through their social value creation. They operate in an increasingly turbulent context where building sustainable organizations has emerged as a critical need. Past authors have discussed this important issue in a fragmented manner. Using multiple case studies of socially entrepreneurial NPOs, this paper examines how the need for building a sustainable organization has impacted on the strategy focus of the nonprofit organization. The findings suggest that in response to an increased competitive environment, NPOs have been forced to adopt an organizational sustainability focus in both strategic and operational levels of management. The study makes a strong contribution to current debate in social entrepreneurship and to a broader agenda concerned with developing sustainable organizations. Whilst the findings have important implications for theory and current practice, the paper concludes with suggestions for future research at the interstices of these areas.
Keyword Nonprofit
Organizational sustainability
Social entrepreneurship
Social value creation
Market Orientation
Social entrepreneurship
Identity salience
health care
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Online 23 September 2009.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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