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Enhancing the Academic Prestige of Nonprofit Studies: Can impact case studies help?

Palmer, P. and Grant, P. ORCID: 0000-0002-2808-6219 (2018). Enhancing the Academic Prestige of Nonprofit Studies: Can impact case studies help?. Journal of Nonprofit Education & Leadership, 8(4),


This paper describes the evolution of an evidence-based management-research case study in the UK and has the potential to enhance the profile and status of nonprofit studies in the UK and beyond. Until recently the UK’s process to evaluate the research quality of Universities relied on journal quality lists to guide their ratings. However, in recent years, these have been revised to add impact case studies. In response the authors developed a methodology and template for writing impact case studies for the nonprofit sector. The first case study using the new template was produced at the end of 2016, which described an evaluation framework for the Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation ‘Place’ programme in the U.K. This complex regeneration project involved private, public and voluntary sectors and demonstrated the efficacy of the multi-dimensional collaborative approach taken to help communities regenerate after economic decline.

Publication Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Departments: Business School > Management
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2020 15:00
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