This work identifies and analyzes certain management and governance dilemmas displayed in Australia's Catholic Human Service Organizations (CHSO), finding that these problems are arising from the complex interaction of the Church structures, external economic and political changes, and a fundamental change in the personnel base of these organizations. While quite uniform in the 1960s, Australian CHSOs have taken on multiple organizational forms in the past years due to rapid changes in their operational arenas.
Maureen Cleary is the CEO and Principal Consultant of the Governance and Management Pty Ltd, an Australia-based service organization committed to assisting non-profit boards increase their effectiveness.
Acknowledgements; Commendatory Preface by Patricia Wittberg; Introduction; 1. The Structuring of Church and Its Human Services; 2. Constructing a Theoretical Framework for Analyzing Religious Human Service Organizations; 3. Introducing the Study: Methodology; 4. The Meaning System and Its Dilemmas; 5. Other Organizational Dilemmas; 6. The Management of Meaning: The Fundamental Dilemma of CHSOs in Australia; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.