Announcing the 2011 Recipient of The Editors' Prize for Best Scholarly Paper in Nonprofit Management and Leadership
The editorial and advisory boards of Nonprofit Management and Leadership, the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations, and Jossey-Bass Publishers are pleased to announce that the Editors’ Prize for Volume 20 has been awarded to
Scott T. Helm and Fredrik O. Andersson
for their article
“Beyond Taxonomy: An Empirical Validation of Social Entrepreneurship in the Nonprofit Sector”
Much of the considerable confusion about the definition of social entrepreneurship in academic literature stems from a lack of empirical research on the subject. Scott Helm and Fredrik Andersson’s article advances social entrepreneurship research beyond conceptualization discussions by developing and validating an instrument that quantifies the incidence of nonprofit entrepreneurial behavior. Information from 145 Kansas City Metropolitan Area nonprofit organizations was collected to validate the underlying constructs represented in the instrument. Behavior differences were depicted between entrepreneurial and nonentrepreneurial nonprofits. Using principal component factor analysis, the research illustrates social entrepreneurship as a unique nonprofit behavior that occurs at the intersection of innovation, proactiveness, and risk taking.
Presentation of the 2011 NML Editors' Prize at the ARNOVA Conference in Toronto.
(From left) Fredrik Andersson, Scott Helm, and NML editor Mel Gray
Scott T. Helm is a senior fellow at the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, University of Missouri–Kansas City.
Fredrik O. Andersson is a doctoral student at the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, University of Missouri–Kansas City.
The Editors’ Prize is awarded annually for the best paper published in NML during the preceding subscription year. Winners receive a $1,000 cash prize courtesy of the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations and $1,000 in books from Jossey-Bass.
Winners are selected by the members of NML’s editorial and advisory boards. Criteria are based on the article’s contribution to knowledge in the field of nonprofit management, the quality of the writing and analysis, and the usefulness of the information for the practice of nonprofit management and leadership.