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Charity Retailing in the United Kingdom: A Managerial Capabilities Perspective

Liu, Gordon and Ko, Wai-Wai (2014). Charity Retailing in the United Kingdom: A Managerial Capabilities Perspective. Journal of Small Business Management, 52(3) pp. 390–406.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1111/jsbm.12040
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Abstract

Nonprofit organizations are venturing into commercial activities due to the intense competition for the limited government funds and declining availability of donor funds for third-sector organizations that address social problems. Charity retailing, a popular choice of commercial activity for nonprofit organization, has filled vacant premises in the high streets of the small towns and suburbs of large cities in the United Kingdom. Successful charity retail operation requires distinctive capabilities necessary to manage organizations’ resources in commercial environment. Using 60 in-depth elite interviews, we introduce the concept of managerial capabilities for charity retailing. Research propositions and management implications are discussed.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 1540-627X
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Strategy and Marketing
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Item ID: 51102
Depositing User: Gordon Liu
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2017 13:58
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:56
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/51102
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