Volume 12 Issue 3 2007

A Special Issue on Efficient Management in Non-Profit Organizations

Papers from the 2006 International Symposium on Public Sector Management

Edited by Ian Greene

Copy edited by Vito Totino

1. Introduction to the Special Edition: Efficient Management in the Non-Profit Organizations, by Ian Greene, York University, Canada

2. York-Mannheim Symposium on Public Sector Management, Conference Theme 2006, by H. Ian Macdonald, York University, Canada

Scholarly-Style Articles:

3. Where the Rubber Meets the Road:  Government and Accountability Issues in Civil-society-based Organizations, Arie Halchmi, Tennessee State University, USA and Netherlands Institute of Government and University of Twente, Netherlands

4. Does Full Accrual Accounting Enhance Accountability? by Tom Beechy, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada

5. Non-profit Governance Models: Problems and Prospects, by Patricia Bradshaw, Schulich School of Business, York University, Bryan Hayday, Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program, York University, and Ruth Armstrong, Vision Management Services, Canada

6. A Tale of Two Federations:  Policy Reform in Canada and Germany, by Burkard Eberlein, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada and Steffen G. Schneider, TranState Research Centre, University of Bremen, Germany

7. New Rules for Key German Non-Profits: The Services of General Economic Interest, by Peter Eichhorn, Public and Nonprofit Management, University of Mannheim, Germany

8. The Potential for Government Privatization to the Nonprofit Sector, by Ian Greene, York University, Canada

9. Trust and Performance Management in Nonprofit Organizations, by Dorothea Greiling, Protestant University of Applied Sciences, Germany

10. Managing Non-Governmental Organizations in Botswana, by M. Lekorwe, Center of Specialization in Public Administration and Management and D. Mpabanga, Department of Political and Administrative Studies, University of Botswana, Botswana

11. Students as Active Partners: Higher Education Management in Germany, Andrea Sperlich and Katharina Spraul, University of Mannheim, Germany

12. Canadian Health and Wellness Tourism: Obstacles Impeding International Competitiveness, by Atipol Bhanich Supapol, David Barrows and Arthur Barrows, Schulich School of Business, York University

13. Comparing Regions, Cities, and Communities: Local Government Benchmarking as an Instrument for Improving Performance and Competitiveness, by Paolo Rondo-Brovetto and Iris Saliterer, both of University of Klagenfurt, Austria

Book Reviews:

14. David A. Good, The Politics of Public Money: Spenders, Guardians, Priority Setters, and Financial Watchdogs Inside the Canadian Government, reviewed by Howard A. Doughty, Book Reviews Editor, The Innovation Journal, Canada

News:

Editors: The Innovation Journal is seeking a volunteer Discussion Papers editor.

Thank you to the other editors: Ken Russell, Howard Doughty, Sanni Yaya, Ian Roberge, and the new Case Studies Editor, Susan Paddock of the University of Wisconsin.

Calls for Papers: The deadline for receipt of papers for the special issue on Complexity and Innovation is June 1, 2008. We are also interested in papers on Innovations involving Women in Arab Countries, Creativity, Innovations in Ethics, and Innovations in Local Government. As always, we are interested in articles in English et en français and papers on any public sector innovation topics for open issues. For more information, see the Call for Papers at: http://www.innovation.cc/call_for_papers.htmhttp

Sponsorship Opportunities: Sponsorship opportunities are available for The Innovation Journal. Contact the Editor-in-Chief, Eleanor Glor, at eglor@magma.ca.

Indexing TIJ: Part of the process in the development of any journal’s visibility and legitimacy is inclusion in Thomson’s ISI index. Thomson only accepts about 20% of the journals that apply for inclusion each year. We could do with a little help to increase our odds of success. Thomson has a website where you can recommend journals for inclusion.

The address of the site is:
http://scientific.thomson.com/forms/isi/journalrec/

Would you mind taking a moment to visit this site and completing the short recommendation form there? To help you do that, the publisher is Eleanor Glor, and I think a unique feature is that TIJ focuses on innovation in the public sector and offers separate sections for practitioner-oriented and scholarly-style papers. If readers and contributors to TIJ complete this form, then our chances of TIJ being included increase. If TIJ is included in this index it should be taken up by more libraries around the world, therefore increasing its readership (or at least its visibility to its potential readership). Many thanks for your assistance.

Published December 14 2007

Last updated: November 2009