Some understudied research topics: the 1994 ISTR Conference and beyond

  • David Horton Smith


The 1994 ISTR Conference suggests to me several topics that need more research, taking the Conference presentations as a current sampling of research on non-profits by researchers from many countries. In most cases, the Conference sessions provide something on the topic, but not very much on certain central issues. Others have done work in these areas too, but more research is needed.


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