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Mission Accomplished? A Cross-national Examination of Charity Dissolution

EasyChair Preprint no. 1399

16 pagesDate: August 13, 2019


Encouraged by ‘open data’ movements, regulators have made it increasingly straightforward for stakeholders to access large-scale data about charities and their regulation. This research leverages some of these data resources to examine a topic of considerable public and regulatory importance: charity dissolution due to mission accomplishment. The charity sector's claim to exist for the public good is no longer assumed and must be evidenced, however little is known about the extent to which charities accomplish their missions. In this paper we describe continuing work to collect, clean, harmonise and analyse international data on charity dissolution. In doing so we identify real opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, combining accounting, social policy, law and data science in order to address important questions in novel ways.

Keyphrases: charity dissolution, Data Science, mission completion

BibTeX entry
BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Diarmuid McDonnell and Alasdair Rutherford and Carolyn Cordery},
  title = {Mission Accomplished? A Cross-national Examination of Charity Dissolution},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 1399},

  year = {EasyChair, 2019}}
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