Monday, January 11, 2016

Call for Chapters: Emerging Business Models and Managerial Strategies in the Nonprofit Sector

Call for Chapters: Emerging Business Models and Managerial Strategies in the Nonprofit Sector

Lindy Lou West, Griffith Business School, Department of Accountancy, Finance and Economics, Griffith University. Andrew Charles Worthington, Griffith Business School, Department of Accountancy, Finance and Economics, Griffith University.

Chapter proposals due - 28 February, 2016
Full Chapters Due - 30 June, 2016
Final revised chapter due - 30 September, 2016

Globally, not for profit (NFP) (also nonprofit) organisations, entrepreneurial startups and hybrid NFP entrepreneurial organisations, operate in a dynamic world of increasing competition, commercialism, technologically connected and ever-changing environments with finite government funding, challenging regulatory requirements, emergent policies, business analytics and big data models where the dominant constants are transition, transformation or termination. With the emergence of contracts and compliance, new regulatory frameworks, changes in funding, user-pay and evidence based services, emerging capitalisation approaches, mergers and acquisition, NFP sectors are experiencing a trajectory of constant changes. To gain new insights, increase funding sustainability, adhere with contractual obligations, deliver quality goods and services outcomes, improve customer satisfaction in line with laws, regulation, standards and compacts, NFP organisations, entrepreneurial startups and hybrid NFP-entrepreneurial startups globally, are searching for new ideas, concepts, models and systems. To this end, innovative business and management models, business analytics models, big data infrastructure and strategic performance management systems are increasingly becoming more important to the sectors. This book aims to examine and evaluate diverse theories, concepts, frameworks, typologies, knowledge information and data across and within interdisciplinary subjects as they relate to the NFP sector and individual organisations. It will identify gaps, provides a bridge between traditional and contemporary business models, systems and visions, information and business analytics and qualitative and quantitative research. The book proposes a contemporary research agenda for the ever deconstructing and reconstructing NFP sector, the internal and external NFP marketplace, existing challenges, emerging issues, future research and practical directions.

The objective is to synthesize and advance an interdisciplinary approach to NFP research and to provide an international platform for researcher, practitioners, government departments, funders, philanthropists and the IT industry, including specialists and developers, to contribute to and share innovative research on NFP business management, strategic performance, business analytics, big data concepts, systems processes, and management models and frameworks. The book shares innovative ideas, generates knowledge, and adopts new mindsets relevant to the dynamic NFP sector organisations from multiple interdisciplinary approaches.

Target Audience
Academics, NFP practitioners, entrepreneurs, hybrid NFP–entrepreneurial startup founders, philanthropists, crowdfunders, social venturers, business analysts, NFP consultants, NFP legal advisors, qualitative and quantitative researchers, business analysts, program and project managers, strategic management practitioners, performance managers, crowd funders, economists, sociologists, executive managers, field officers, and postgraduate research students. The themes in the book include, but are not limited to, NFP sector organisations, strategic performance management models, innovative business analytics, social ventures, big society, small government concepts, crowdsourcing, user-pay and evidence based funding, information technology and methodological advances, consumerism, commercialism, borders and boundaries of the status of NFP organisations, competitive behaviour and social ventures.

Suggested Topics
We are seeking qualitative, quantitative, case studies on business models, business systems, business analytic models, big data, performance management models in not for profit/nonprofit organisations. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: a) Historical overview / comparative analysis of NFP organisations. b) Definitions of NFP organisations. c) Traditional narratives of NFPs and the global financial crisis. d) Social welfare and economic theories of NFP organisations. e) Bureaucracy, borders and boundaries of government and the NFP sector. f) Government influence on the NFP sector and organisations such as education and research, hospitals and health, legal and mental health centres, community organisation. g) Internal and external marketplace environments in which NFP organisations operate. h) Legal frameworks, laws and regulations which influence NFP decision making. i) Commercialism, evidence-based funding, user-pay funding and NFP organisations. j) Big society theory and the concept of small government. k) Competition theory, contract theory, regulation and regulatory compliance. l) Market versus nonmarket NFP organisations. m) Strategic performance management models and systems. n) Business analytics systems such as EPR, SAP, CRM, big data, social media, information technology and business models and tools. o) Entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs and hybrid nonprofit-entrepreneurial organisations. p) Crowdsourcing and crowdfunding as alternative sources of future NFP funding

Submission Procedure
Submit brief chapter proposals on or before 28 February 2016. Chapter proposals should be approximately 1,500 words (2–4 pages) (including background, objective, and chapter structure). Full chapters should be 8,000–10,000 words (25–35 pages) original works, never published, and not available on or accessible from any website. Full chapters are due on or before 30 June 2016. All chapters undergo a double-blind peer review editorial process. A final acceptance notification will be issues to all authors of accepted manuscripts by 15 October 2016.

Chapter authors may be invited to contribute as peer reviewers for this publication. There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this volume. All authors are to provide a short biography of 120 words.

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global. IGI Global is an international academic publisher which specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. The anticipated date for publication is December 2016. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit


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