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Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Nonprofit management has emerged as an important adjunct and/or subfield of public administration, largely due to the increasing use of contracted services by public agencies. In the course of this development, the meaning of nonprofit for public administration has been transformed. This article was first prepared for a PAR-affiliated website and a somewhat different version was subsequently published as a book chapter in the source cited below.

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Nonprofit Management. Foundations of Public Administration. J. C. N. Raadschelders and R. Stillman, Eds. Irvine, CA: Melvin & Leigh Publishers. 2017. 251-261.


This is an author's preprint as submitted for publication.



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