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Recent Research

Disciplinary Contributions to Nonprofit Studies: A 20-Year Empirical Mapping of Journals Publishing Nonprofit Research and Journal Citations by Nonprofit Scholars
Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly

Assistant Professor Megan LePere-Schloop analyzes nonprofit research published between 1999 and 2019, both within and outside of three core nonprofit journals.

Same Product, Different Price: Experimental Evidence on the Transaction Cost Expenditures of Selling to Governments and Firms
Public Administration Review

Dean Trevor Brown examines whether governments pay more than firms when contracting.

Emerging Themes and Future Directions of Multi-Sector Nexus Research and Implementation
Frontiers in Environmental Science

Associate Professor Jeff Bielicki presents the results of a collaborative thought exercise involving 75 scientists and summarizes them into 10 key recommendations covering: the most critical nexus issues of today, emerging themes, and where future efforts should be directed. 

Sexual Misconduct: Policies to Improve Institutional Accountability and Reduce Individual Burdens
Nonprofit Policy Forum

This report provides a brief overview of research on sexual misconduct in the nonprofit sector, a summary of the colloquium discussion, and suggested directions for resolution.

A Review of Sexual Harassment Prevention Practices: Toward a Nonprofit Research Agenda
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action

Professors Erynn Beaton, Megan LePere-Schloop and Rebecca Smith use qualitative analysis to explore the anti-harassment practices recommended to nonprofit practitioners and compares these practices to academic research to develop a nonprofit scholarly research agenda. 

A Vacancy Chain Model of Local Managers’ Career Advancement
Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory

Hongtao Yi and Doctoral Student Catherine Chen study the career trajectories of local managers.

“Active and Vital Resources”: A Thematic Analysis of Congressional Collection Policies
The American Archivist

Carly Dearborn, public policy archivist and assistant professor, published an analysis of collection development policy language in congressional and public policy archives

Sexual Harassment Policies in Nonprofits
Nonprofit Management and Leadership

Erynn Beaton and colleagues examine rates of SXH policy adoption among nonprofits and the relationship between SXH policy adoption and organizational characteristics.