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Nonprofit Management in East Asia Summit

Monday July 6, 2020
9:00am – 5:00 pm

Beginning in the 1990s, the number of university-based programs to educate future leaders of nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations has seen tremendous growth throughout the world (Mirabella, Hvenmark, & Larsson, 2019; Mirabella, 2015; Mirabella, Hvenmark, & Larsson, 2015; Murdock, Tekula, & Parra, 2013).  While we know quite a bit about these developments in the Western context (Malcolm, et. al., 2015; Mirabella, Hoffman, Teo & McDonald, 2019; Mirabella, Gemelli, Malcolm & Berger, 2007; Palmer & Bogdanova, 2008; Young, 1999), there has been far less written about these programs in the global south.  In the case of East Asia, there is probably only one major study available examining university-based education, focused on the case of China (Zhang & Guo, 2015).  A group of scholars from Southeast Asia has been working for several years to fill this knowledge gap through a comprehensive regional study of the current state of nonprofit management education programs.  The proposed summit to be held in Montreal in conjunction with the ISTR Bi-Annual Conference will provide an opportunity for these researchers to share their findings to date, compare and contrast findings on a country, regional and international basis, and receive feedback from leading NGO education scholars.  . Those presenting at the summit will trace the development of nonprofit education programs in East Asia, determine the extent to which curricular options for future nonprofit leaders exist in these countries, and explore the challenges presented to future programmatic development by the social, economic and political environments of the region.

Discussants confirmed to date:

  • Nonprofit education in China - Ming Hu, Nanjing University
  • Nonprofit education in Japan - Aya Okada, Tohoku University & Yu Ishida, Miyagi University
  • Nonprofit education in Korea - Sung-Ju Kim, North Carolina State University & Bok Gyo Jeong, Kean University
  • Nonprofit education in Singapore - Teo Terence, Seton Hall University
  • Nonprofit education in Taiwan - Helen K. Liu, National Taiwan University


  • Roseanne Mirabella, Seton Hall University
  • Ola Segnestam Larsson, Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College

Pre-registration is required and space is limited.  Click here to register for the Summit. 

For other questions please contact: Roseanne Mirabella (

The ARIMA partnership announces that it will hold an international colloquium  

Repertoires of Interaction: Cross-sector collaboration and confrontation in service delivery, governance and advocacy

July 6-7, 2020

Researchers, students and practitioners are invited to submit abstracts that open the "black box" of micro-level interaction between civil society actors and those in the public or private sectors, for example, in situations of co-production, network governance or advocacy.

Proposals can be submitted in French or in English and must be submitted before October 262019 to:

ARIMA is a Québec-based research partnership supported by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). It focuses on knowledge development and knowledge mobilisation with respect to social action and intervention networks. It unites researchers and practitioners from the public and community or third sectors, who together to explore the methods and ramifications of new forms of governance that mandate local service and planning networks for dealing with complex social problems, and their impact on the development of social innovation and alternative practices.

For more information, contact Maryse Rivard at:


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