Performance Management in Nonprofit Organizations

Global Perspectives

by Zahirul Hoque, Lee Parker

Series: Routledge Studies in the Management of Voluntary and Non-Profit Organizations

With increased competition for external funding, technological advancement, and public expectations for transparency, not-for-profit and non-governmental organizations are facing new challenges and pressures. While research has explored the roles of accounting, accountability, and performance management in nonprofit organizations, we still lack evidence on the best practices these organizations implement in the areas of accountability and performance management. This book collects and presents that evidence for the first time, offering insights to help nonprofits face these new challenges head-on.

Performance Management in Nonprofit Organizations focuses on both conventional and contemporary issues facing nonprofits, presenting evidence-based insights from leading scholars in the field. Chapters examine the design, implementation, and working of accounting, accountability, governance, and performance management measures, providing both retrospective and contemporary views, as well as critical commentaries on accounting and performance related issues in nonprofit organizations The book's contributors also offer critical commentaries on the changing role of accounting and performance management in this sector.

This research-based collection is an interesting and useful read for academics, practitioners, students, and consultants in nonprofit organizations, and is highly accessible to accounting and non-accounting audiences alike.

About The Author

Zahirul Hoque is Professor of Accounting at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change. He is author of three accounting books and has published in a number of top-tiered accounting journals.

Lee Parker is a Professor in the School of Accounting at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. He has held posts in Australasia, UK, North America and Asia and has published in over 200 articles and books on management and accounting, including the non-profit sector, internationally.