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Research seminar 11

School of Economics and Business Administration
International Hellenic University

Research Seminar Series

Seminar title

“Networking Modes and Performance in Israel’s Non Profit Organizations”

Senior Lecturer, Dr Rita S. Mano

Department of Human Services,

Haifa University, Israel


Friday, March 30, 2012,
Time: 16:00-17:00
International Hellenic University, Lecture Room A1


The School of Economics and Business Administration of the International Hellenic University organises the next presentation in the Research Seminar Series. Dr Rita S. Mano, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Human Services, University of Haifa, Israel, will provide a talk on "Networking Modes and Performance in Israel’s Non Profit Organizations".

The purpose of the Research Seminar Series is to bring together the academic and business community by presenting contemporary research topics in Finance, Business, Marketing, Accounting and Economics, among others. Through these seminars, as an international centre of knowledge, innovation and research, at the crossroads of Southern Europe, the IHU attempts to further strengthen its strategic role in academic excellence. Drawing on the experience of outstanding Greek and international academics, working papers are presented on a regular basis, with the aim of establishing a meeting point for active researchers.


Speaker information:
Dr Rita S. Mano is a Senior lecturer in the Department of Human Services at Haifa University, Israel. She received her D.Sc. from the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Polytechnic Institute-Technion ITT-at 1995. She teaches organizational theories, organizational behavior and management as well as sociology and interdisciplinary approaches to employment and work including turnover, managerial behavior, performance and work policy. She teaches at both undergraduate and MA programs. She engages in the study of management in nonprofit organizations and recently published on nonprofit management and performance covering a great range of issues such as theories, funding, structure, goals, strategic choices, accountability, networking, volunteer recruitment and management, change and crisis management in nonprofit organizations. She currently serves as Chair in the Department of Human Services, University of Haifa. Dr Mano publishes regularly in journals promoting the research and study of nonprofit management and human services such as Administration in Social Work, Journal of Technology in Human Services, Journal of Human Services as well as in sociological and interdisciplinary journals such as Human Relations, Journal of Workplace Learning, Sociological Focus etc. Dr Rita S. Mano could be reached at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Working paper's short abstract:
The present study elaborates on the link between networking and performance in Israel’s nonprofit organizations.  Using social exchange theories and a sample of 138 nonprofits it is shown that “high engagement” forms of networking, i.e., consulting and sharing, are stronger predictors of performance. The findings also indicate that (a) the “consulting” networking mode is adopted mostly in smaller and younger organizations and (b) the “sharing” networking mode is more probable among older and larger nonprofits. These results suggest that networking modes with lower levels of engagement are more frequent but they are limited in scope, goals and time extent because partners prefer networking modes with a lower level of obligation towards each other so that the level of “risk” taken through the partnership is not too high.  

If you wish to download the working paper’s presentation please follow this link.

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