My research bridges the nonprofit, public, and private sectors in four areas including: employee values, lobbying, collaboration, and board governance. In this effort, I explore the similarities and differences of employee values of individuals working in for-profit social enterprises, local government, and nonprofit organizations. I also examine the impacts of government regulations on nonprofit lobbying expenditures and the nonprofit sector’s role in public policymaking. In the area of collaboration, I develop new typologies and frameworks that explain how the public, nonprofit, and private sectors work together to address social and environmental issues. Finally, I explore individual motivations to serve on nonprofit boards of directors.
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