Nonprofit Management and Leadership

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Edited By: Mark A. Hager

Impact Factor: 0.529

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 34/46 (Public Administration); 149/185 (Management)

Online ISSN: 1542-7854

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2015 Editors' Prize for Best Scholarly Paper

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NML Editor's Prize

The editorial and advisory boards of Nonprofit Management & Leadership, Jossey-Bass, and Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University are pleased to announce that the Editors’ Prize for Volume 24 has been awarded to Kelly LeRoux and Mary K. Feeney for their article “Factors Attracting Individuals to Nonprofit Management over Public and Private Sector Management.”

In their article, LeRoux and Feeney sought to identify the advantages that nonprofits offer to their employees, particularly managers. Using Weisbrod's theory of managerial sorting, they tested a series of hypotheses about the differences among nonprofit, public, and for-profit organizations that may explain the preference of managers to work in one sector over the other, and they used pooled cross-sectional data from the General Social Survey to test managerial sorting. They found that managers in nonprofits reported greater freedom in decisions related to job function activity, more control over work schedules, and greater opportunities for pay increases. They present the implications of their findings for the practice of nonprofit management.

Kelly LeRoux is an associate professor in the Department of Public Administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Mary K. Feeney is an associate professor and Lincoln Professor of Ethics in Public Affairs in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University.

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 Case Western Reserve University 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.

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