This chapter introduces the book. We outline what we mean by ‘mission-driven organizations’ and identify their specific features. We outline what we mean by human resource management, noting that we take a broad view and that we include organizations that may be smaller and have no specific HRM professionals. We discuss the wider range of stakeholders typical in analyses of not-for-profit organizations and the importance of transparency and the importance of outcomes—outcomes that are not measured by financial profit and loss. Finally, we introduce each of the chapters in the book.
CERDIN, J.L. and BREWSTER, C. (2018). Management of People in Mission-Driven Organizations: Current State and Future Directions. In: HRM in Mission Driven Organizations: Managing People in the Not for Profit Sector. 1st ed. Springer, pp. 279-294.