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Organizational Development: A Tool for Nonprofit Organizations to Become Professional


  • Katalin Dobrai

    (University of Pécs, Hungary)

  • Ferenc Farkas

    (University of Pécs, Hungary)


The paper is based on international research and on the ongoing research of the authors in the field of professionalization of nonprofit organizations. Desk research is supported by the analysis of the results of the pilot project of an organizational development programme in Hungary. The findings of the empirical research serve as a benchmark for the large sample research. Since the paper gives insight over changes in the operational environment of nonprofit organizations that are connected to their learning needs and chosen solutions, and brings practical evidence, it contributes to the current research of professionalization of nonprofit sector organizations internationally.

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  • Katalin Dobrai & Ferenc Farkas, 2013. "Organizational Development: A Tool for Nonprofit Organizations to Become Professional," International Journal of Management, Knowledge and Learning, International School for Social and Business Studies, Celje, Slovenia, vol. 2(1), pages 45-64.
  • Handle: RePEc:isv:jouijm:v:1:y:2012:i:2:p:45-64

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    1. Katalin Dobrai & Ferenc Farkas, 2012. "Challenges and Responses: Learning in Nonprofit Organizations," Knowledge and Learning: Global Empowerment; Proceedings of the Management, Knowledge and Learning International Conference 2012, International School for Social and Business Studies, Celje, Slovenia.
    2. Katalin DOBRAI & Ferenc FARKAS, 2010. "Growing Professionalism in the Services of Nonprofit Organizations," REVISTA DE MANAGEMENT COMPARAT INTERNATIONAL/REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE MANAGEMENT, Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 11(5), pages 894-904, December.
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