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The Opportunities and Challenges of the Changing Public Services Landscape for the Third sector in Scotland: A Longitudinal Study (2009 - 2013): Year 4 and Final Report

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ISBN9781784121792
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateDecember 24, 2013

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Matthew Dutton - Employment Research Institute, Edinburgh Napier University
Valerie Egdell - Employment Research Institute, Edinburgh Napier University
Ronald McQuaid - Employment Research Institute, Edinburgh Napier University
Stephen P. Osborne - Centre for Public Services Research, University of Edinburgh Business School

ISBN 978 1 78412 179 2
ISSN 2045-6964
DPPAS 21718

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

GLOSSARY

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Introduction

Policy Background - The Third Sector in Scotland.

Impacts of Policy and Funding Change on Third Sector Organisations.

Organisational Responses to Change.

Conclusions.

1 INTRODUCTION.

Methodology.

Structure of the Report

2 POLICY BACKGROUND - THE THIRD SECTOR IN SCOTLAND.

Scottish and UK Public Spending Reviews.

Key Policy Developments from the UK Government

Key Policy Developments from the Scottish Government

3 IMPACTS OF POLICY AND FUNDING CHANGE ON THIRD SECTOR ORGANISATIONS

Changes in the Policy Environment

Changes in the Funding Environment

Performance and Outcome Measures.

4 ORGANISATIONAL RESPONSES TO CHANGE.

Partnerships and External Relationships.

Governance and Leadership.

Restructuring and Working Conditions.

5 CONCLUSIONS

The Study Process.

Research Conclusions 2009-2013.

Other Issues Concerning the Future of Third Sector Organisations.

APPENDIX A: METHODOLOGY.

Initial Selection of Case Study and Group Work Organisations.

In-depth Case Studies.

Focus Groups.

Anonymity.

Analysis.

Methodological Challenges.

APPENDIX B: YEAR 4 INTERVIEW SCHEDULE.

APPENDIX C: PARTICIPANTS.

Participants in the Case Studies.

Composition of the Focus Groups.

APPENDIX D: ORGANISATIONAL PROFILES.

Case Study Organisations.

Focus Groups.

APPENDIX E: CASE STUDIES.

REFERENCES.

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

This report is available on the Scottish Government Social Research website only
www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.