Introduction to the Non-Profit Sector

  • Katrin Blankenburg
Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)


Before the issue of IC in NPOs and IC reporting in NPOs are addressed, basic characteristics and distinctions are presented. First, the distinction of the third sector from the other sectors provides an understanding for its characteristics in general. The German third sector and its peculiarities are introduced next, followed by a segmentation of the third sector and types of German NPOs. This introduction to the non-profit sector represents the second half of the review of the literature crucial for the topic of the current research.


Workplace Spirituality Public Benefit Status Anheier Bronzetti Grossekettler 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katrin Blankenburg
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  1. 1.Hamburg University of Applied SciencesHamburgGermany

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