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Growing Professionalism in the Services of Nonprofit Organizations


  • Katalin DOBRAI

    () (University of Pecs, Hungary)

  • Ferenc FARKAS

    () (University of Pecs, Hungary)


The nonprofit sector today has to meet growing demands for better quality services and growing competition from business and public organizations, and also from other nonprofit organizations. Because of these circumstances they have to become more professional in their activities. The paper examines the professionalization and knowledge management in nonprofit organizations. The theoretical issues of knowledge management of nonprofit organizations are supported by examples from (earlier and recent) research of the authors. The aspects of knowledge management presented in this paper, not only give an insight over the contribution of nonprofit organizations to the success of a larger project, but they ca be an example for other nonprofits dealing with similar problems, facing similar challenges.

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  • 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.
  • Handle: RePEc:rom:rmcimn:v:11:y:2010:i:5:p:894-904

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    1. 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.

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    Knowledge-based services; knowledge transfer; nonprofit organizations; professionalization.;

    JEL classification:

    • L31 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Nonprofit Institutions; NGOs; Social Entrepreneurship
    • L84 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Personal, Professional, and Business Services


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