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Between Markets and Government: Essays on Nonprofitness and the Institutional Transformation of Child Welfare Agencies

Abstract In many respects, the current public child welfare system closely resembles that of over 100 years ago. Then, as well as now, nonprofit child welfare agencies are the critical providers of service delivery to vulnerable children and their families. Contemporary nonprofits, however, are confronted with social and fiscal pressures to conform to normative practices and behaviors of governmental and for-profit organizations. Simultaneously, these agencies may also feel compelled to behave in accordance with a nonprofit normative ethic. Yet, scholars and practitioners are often unaware of how these different forces may be shaping the practices of child welfare agencies and, the nonprofit sector in general. This multi-paper dissertation examines ... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Robichau, Robbie (Author) / Catlaw, Thomas (Advisor) / Nahavandi, Afsaneh (Committee member) / Gustavsson, Nora (Committee member) / Wang, Lili (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Public administration / Administration / Child Welfare / Collaboration / Management / Marketization / Nonprofit
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 255 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Public Administration 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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