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Neziskové organizace: teorie a mýty.

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Title in English Nonprofit Organizations: Theories and Myths

HYÁNEK Vladimír

Year of publication 2011
Type Monograph
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Economics and Administration

Description The roles and functions of the nonprofit organizations are being transformed in the last few decades; massive change is occurring in the nonprofit sector and its organizations. Their position have progressively shifted, their traditional philanthropic and associational roles are being supplemented by other functions, missions and goals. Nonprofit organizations are increasingly becoming competitors and collaborators with private firms and government agencies; they also represent important economic forces. The role of nonprofit institutions in the modern world is certainly considerable and worthy of study. Of course, nonprofit sector research has to follow the changes in the nonprofit sector. Researchers are trying to answer the most substantial questions concerning the nonprofit sector behaviour. They formulate the theories of the nonprofit institutions, a single factor and multi-factor ones; some of them have ambitions to play the role of universal explanation of the nonprofit sector evolution, behaviour, uniqueness and specifics. Although the theories bring many interesting concepts, explanations and patterns, none of them is universally valid and widely applicable. This book is focused on those above mentioned issues: nonprofit organizations behaviour and the way how the particular theories and definitions reflect the nonprofit phenomenon. The basic and favourite theories are being examined and confronted with the real manners of the nonprofit subjects. The attention is being paid especially to the basic concepts of the nonprofit economics. One of them is undoubtedly the nondistribution constraint and its connotations and impacts on the nonprofit organizations behaviour. The analysis of the particular theories and concepts serves as a base for the recommendations for the public policies towards the nonprofit sector. Author also tries to explain the rational approach of the government to the nonprofit organizations.
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