Institute Research

The Johnson Institute is currently undertaking two field research projects.  We try to give students the opportunity to participate in the research and, if they qualify, the opportunity for joint authorship of the resulting publications.

  • Kevin Kearns, David Bell, Bobbi Deem, and Lydia Roberson (2012 forthcoming) “Perceptions of funding sources by nonprofit leaders: An exploratory study.” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly
  • We are studying how nonprofit leaders construe their jobs, specifically with respect to the skills they use when leading their organizations.  We are currently doing data collection and field research with several students.  The early results are promising in that they seem to validate a theoretical framework that categorizes leadership skills as conceptual, technical, and interpersonal.  We plan to submit our research to Nonprofit Management and Leadership.

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