Research on strategic management in nonprofit organizations: Synthesis, analysis, and future directions

Melissa M Stone, Barbara Bigelow, William Crittenden

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Abstract

This article presents a review and analysis of empirically based research on strategic management in nonprofit organizations reported in major journals from 1977 to the present. Although much work has been done on strategy formulation, types of strategies pursued, and implementation in nonprofits, significant gaps exist in our knowledge. Few explicit connections have been made among research studies, contributing to fragmentation of the field. Crucial relationships among strategy components are missing, and links between these components and organizational performance have yet to be made. The article analyzes what is known about strategic management in nonprofits and identifies questions for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)378-423
Number of pages46
JournalAdministration and Society
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999

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