Modelling NPO–government relations: Australian case studies

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Furneaux, C & Ryan, N 2014, 'Modelling NPO–government relations: Australian case studies', Public Management Review, vol. 16, no. 8, pp. 113-1140.

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Non-profit organizations (NPOs) are major providers of services in many fields of endeavour, and often receive financial support from government. This article investigates different forms of government/non-profit funding relationships, with the viewpoint being mainly, though not exclusively, from the perspective of the non-profit agencies. While there are a number of existing typologies of government/NPO relations, these are dated and in need of further empirical analysis and testing. The article advances an empirically derived extension to current models of government/NPO relations. A future research agenda is outlined based on the constructs that underpin typologies, rather than discrete categorization of relationships.

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