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Macmillan Higher Education

Hybrid Organizations and the Third Sector

Challenges for Practice, Theory and Policy

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Paperback - 9780230234642

15 June 2010

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Addressing a key social policy problem, this book analyses modern voluntary organisations through the lens of a new theory of hybrid organisations, which is tested and developed in the context of a range of case studies....

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Addressing a key social policy problem, this book analyses modern voluntary organisations through the lens of a new theory of hybrid organisations, which is tested and developed in the context of a range of case studies. Essential reading for all interested in the future of the third sector.

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Respected author: David Billis is a leading authority in the field
Topical and essential area of study: provides students, lecturers and third sector leaders with ideas and an agenda for futher research
Unique scholarship: Develops the first theory of hybrid organizations and an original analysis of the consequences of hybridity

Introduction: From Welfare Bureaucracies to Welfare Hybrids; D.Billis
Towards a Theory of Welfare Hybrids; D.Billis
Third Sector Organizations in a Contradictory Policy Environment; M.Harris
The Governance of Hybrid Organizations; C.Comforth& R.Spear
Volunteers in Hybrid Organizations: A Marginalised Majority? A.Ellis Paine, N.Ockenden& J.Stuart
Community-Based Organizations: Sustainability and Independence; B.Cairns& R.Hutchison
Faith-Based Organizations: A Distinctive Contribution to Welfare? M.Torry
Social Enterprises: Challenges from the Field; M.Aiken
Hybridity in Partnership Working: Managing Tensions and Opportunities; M.Taylor& J.Howard
Social Housing: Agents of Policy or Profits in Disguise? D.Mullins& H.Pawson
Encountering Hybridity: Lessons from Individual Experiences; D.Lewis
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DAVID BILLIS is Reader Emeritus at the London School of Economics. In 1978 he founded PORTVAC, the first university-based programme working with voluntarily organizations. In 1987 he became Director of the LSE Centre for Voluntary Organisation which extended the work of PORTVAC. The Centre was later renamed the Centre for Civil Society. He co-founded the journal Nonprofit Management and Leadership. He is the only non-American to receive the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from ARNOVA the leading international third sector research association. Recent posts include Visiting Professor at Imperial College. He has extensive research and consultancy experience in the public, private and third sector and has...

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DAVID BILLIS is Reader Emeritus at the London School of Economics. In 1978 he founded PORTVAC, the first university-based programme working with voluntarily organizations. In 1987 he became Director of the LSE Centre for Voluntary Organisation which extended the work of PORTVAC. The Centre was later renamed the Centre for Civil Society. He co-founded the journal Nonprofit Management and Leadership. He is the only non-American to receive the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from ARNOVA the leading international third sector research association. Recent posts include Visiting Professor at Imperial College. He has extensive research and consultancy experience in the public, private and third sector and has published widely in these areas. His books include Organisational Design, Welfare Bureaucracies, and Organising Public and Voluntary Agencies.

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