The Nonprofit Landscape
The Nonprofit Landscape research theme encompasses Centre and PhD research projects concerned with various aspects of nonprofit organisation and management. The theme leader is Gemma Donnelly-Cox.
The theme addresses a shifting and changing landscape, with multiple factors challenging and unsettling taken for granted patterns of nonprofit organising, and creating new conditions for effective management and leadership.
Between 2010 and 2014, the nonprofit landscape theme is focussed primarily on exploring organisational responses to altered conditions of support. How are nonprofit organisations operating in a resource-scarce environment? Are they challenging and working to change that environment? How are they surviving in exceptionally challenging operating conditions? What is the impact of blurring sectoral boundaries on nonprofit organising? What is the impact of managerialist models? These questions are central in the current Irish context as well as in academic and practice discourse internationally.
The following PhD projects are in development within the nonprofit landscape research theme:
Sheila M Cannon (commenced 2009)
“How do organisations survive environmental changes? Case studies of peacebuilding organisations in Ireland”
John A Healy (commenced 2010)
“ Making sense of collaboration and fragmentation among nonprofit organisations”
Khalid Ibrahim (commenced 2010)
“The use of Information Communications Technology (ICT) in the enhancement of human rights protection in the MENA Region”
For more information on PhD students, see Postgraduate Students.
Recent papers and conference presentations within the Nonprofit Landscape theme include:
Donnelly-Cox, G. and S.M. Cannon (2010), Responses of Non-profit Organisations to Altered Conditions of Support: The Shifting Irish Landscape, Voluntary Sector Review, 1, (2), 2010, p335 – 353. (Article)
Donnelly-Cox, G and S McGee (2010) Between Regulation and Relational Governance in Ireland . In S Phillips and S Rathgeb Smith (eds), Governance and Regulation in the Third Sector: International Perspectives (Routledge Studies in the Management of Voluntary and Non-profit Organizations). (Book Chapter)
Donnelly-Cox, Gemma (2010), Corporate Philanthropy in Ireland ? Some Reflections on
Corporate-Nonprofit Relationships during an Economic Crisis, ESRC Seminar Series Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): When Worlds Collide - Contested Paradigms of Corporate Responsibility, Institute of Chartered Accountants, London, 25th March, 2010, ESRC and Centre for Charity Effectiveness, CASS Business School, London City University. (Invited Talk)
Donnelly-Cox, Gemma (2010). Searching for Solutions: Organisational Responses to Altered Conditions of Support in Ireland., Symposium on the Global Financial Crisis and its Implications for Nonprofit Organizations, Civil Society and Social Investment, Centre for Social Investment, University of Heidelberg, 16th September, 2009, University of Heidelberg's Centre for Social Investment (CSI) and supported by the Manfred Lautenschläger Stiftung (MLS).