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Dr Eleanor Burt

Dr Eleanor Burt

BA (Hons), Ph.D., AMETS, FHEA

Senior Lecturer,

specialising in charity management

Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)1334 46 2804

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Convenor, Third Sector Research Forum (TSRF).

Co-convenor, Scottish Network for Third Sector Data.

Teaching 2018–2019

  • MN4266 Non-Government Organisation (NGOs): Context, Contributions and Challenges
  • MN5821 Managing Non-Government Organisations 

Biography

Eleanor graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Strathclyde in 1989 and completed her doctoral research at the same university from September 1991-June 1994. Since then she has been a Principal Investigator [PI] and co-Principal Investigator on a number of funded research projects, including two major ESRC projects under the Virtual Society and Civil Society Data Partnership programmes. She was co-PI on work commissioned by the Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner and has also undertaken commissioned research and consultancies for organisations such as the Baring Foundation, the Nominet Trust, and CVS Fife. She gave oral evidence to the Kemp Commission on the Future of the Voluntary Sector in Scotland and has been an expert advisor to the Cabinet Office, the Better Regulation Task Force, and the NCVO Foresight Panel on Information and Communication Technologies and the Voluntary Sector. Most recently, she has also been an expert advisor to the Scottish Government's Evidence sub-Group on Volunteering. She publishes in both academic and professional and popular media. She has been specialising in the charity sector (broadly defined) since completing what she believes to have been the first PhD in Scotland to focus on this sector.

Research specialisms

The management of third sector organisations (eg., charities, voluntary organisations, NGOs), with a particular focus on their engagement with 'digital and data', charities as ethical institutions, charity law and regulation, charities in the democratic process, humanitarian relief.

Selected publications (2000 to present)

Books

Understanding Scotland’s Volunteering: Does Sector Matter?
Burt, E., 2010, Stirling: Volunteer Development Scotland.
Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Scotland’s Voluntary Sector? Coming Together for Independence?
Burt, E. & Taylor, JA., 2009, London: The Baring Foundation.
Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

The Freedom of Information [Scotland] Act 2002: New modes of information management in Scottish public bodies?
Burt, E. & Taylor, J., Sep 2007, Unknown Publisher.
Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

The Scottish Compact: A Report
Burt, E., 2002, Unknown Publisher.
Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

 

Chapters

Managing humanitarian emergencies: Teaching and learning with a virtual humanitarian disaster tool
Ajinomoh, O., Miller, A. H. D., Dow, L., Gordon-Gibson, A. & Burt, E., 2012, CSEDU 2012: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education. Helfert, M., Martins, M. J. & Cordeiro, J. (eds.). SciTePress, Vol. 1. p. 55-64
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Recruitment in Charitable Organisations: A Comparative Perspective
Burt, E. & Scholarios, D., 2011, Voluntary Organisations and Public Services Delivery: the employment outcomes of Government Outsourcing and their implications. Cuningham, I. & James, P. (eds.). London: Routledge
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Voluntary organisations in the Democratic Polity: Examining web-enabled 'public spaces'
Burt, E. & Taylor, J. A., 2007, In Prins Designing e-Government: On the crossroads of technological innovation and institutional change.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Managing Trust, Generating Risk: Incorporating the Voluntary Sector in UK e-Government
Taylor, JA. & Burt, E., 2006, Public Administration in the Information Society: Essays on Risk and Trust. Lips, M., Taylor, JA. & Bannister, F. (eds.). IOS Press
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The Electronic Mixed Economy of Public Service Delivery: an Evaluation of the UK Initiative
Burt, E. & Taylor, JA., 2006, ICT and Public Innovation: Assessing the Modernization of Public Administration. Bekkers, V., van Duivenboden, H. & Thaens, M. (eds.). IOS Press, p. 192-203
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Voluntary Organisations in the Democratic Polity: Examining Web-enabled Public Spaces
Burt, E. & Taylor, JA., 2006, Designing e-Government: On the Crossroads of Technological Innovation and Institutional Change. Prins, JEJ. (ed.). Kluwer Law International
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Scotland's Voluntary Sector
Burt, E. & Taylor, JA., 2002, Anatomy of the New Scotland: Power, Influence, and Change. Hassan, G. & Warhurst, C. (eds.). Mainstream
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Pluralising Teledemocracy. Not-for-profits in the Democratic Polity
Taylor, JA. & Burt, E., 2001, Designing E-Government: On the Crossroads of Technological Innovation and Institutional Change. Prins, JEJ. (ed.). Kluwer, p. 29-38
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

 

Articles

Moral agency in charities and business corporations: exploring the constraints of law and regulation
Burt, E. & Mansell, S. F., 20 Dec 2017, In : Journal of Business Ethics. First Online, 15 p. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-017-3750-9
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Charities and ICTs: Can IS-enabled Innovation in Business Critical Activities be Delivered?
Burt, E. & Taylor, J., 2013, In : Communications of the Association of Information Systems. p. 204-224
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

How do public bodies respond to freedom of information legislation? Administration, modernisation and democratisation
Taylor, J. A. & Burt, E., Jan 2010, In : Policy & Politics. 38, 1, p. 119-134 16 p. https://doi.org/10.1332/030557309X462538
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

'Charitable Identity': HR Professionals in the Frontline?
Burt, E. & Scholarios, D., Aug 2009, In : CIPD WestNews. 63, 4
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Freedom of Information and Scottish Local Government: Continuity, Change, and Capabilities in the Management of Information
Burt, E. & Taylor, JA., 2009, In : Local Government Studies. 35, 2, p. 181-196 https://doi.org/10.1080/03003930902742872
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Evaluating Intermediation: The Electronic Mixed Economy of Public Service Delivery
Burt, E. & Taylor, JA., 2008, In : International Journal of Public Administration. 31, 7, p. 730-748 19 p. https://doi.org/10.1080/01900690701690809
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

FOI changes Organisations and records management in Scotland
Burt, E. & Taylor, J. A., 2008, Privacy Laws and Business, 35, p. 17-19.
Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

How well do voluntary organizations perfom on the web as democratic actors? Towards an evaluative framework
Burt, E. & Taylor, J. A., 2008, In : Information, Communication and Society. 11, 8, p. 1047-1067 https://doi.org/10.1080/13691180802109055
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Managing Freedom of Information in Scottish Public Bodies: Administrative Imperatives and Political Settings
Burt, E. & Taylor, J. A., 2008, In : Open Government. 4, 1, p. 1-24
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002: A Catalyst for Change in Scotland's Public Bodies?
Burt, E. & Taylor, J. A., 2008, Records Management Society Bulletin, 45, p. 20-22.
Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002: A Catalyst for Change in Scotland’s Public Bodies?
Burt, E. & Taylor, JA., 2008, In : Records Management Association of Australasia Quarterly. 24, 4, p. 33-35
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Voluntary organisations in the democratic polity: Managing legitimacy, accountability, and trust
Burt, E., Apr 2007, In : Public Money & Management. 27, 2, p. 157-160 4 p. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9302.2007.00572.x
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Don't like your organisation's campaigning policy? Switching is easy on-line!
Burt, E., Feb 2007, ICT foresight: how online communities can make the net work for the VCS, p. 29-30.
Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Awakening Giants
Burt, E., Jun 2006, Holyrood: The Business of Politics, 153, p. 2 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Voluntary Organisations as e-Democratic Actors: Political Identity, Legitimacy and Accountability and the Need for New Research
Taylor, JA. & Burt, E., Oct 2005, In : Policy & Politics. 33, 4, p. 601-616 16 p. https://doi.org/10.1332/030557305774329127
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Managing trust, Generating Risk: Incorporating the Voluntary Sector in UK e-Government
Taylor, JA. & Burt, E., 2005, In : Information Polity: the International Journal of Government and Democracy in the Information Age. 10, 1&2, p. 25-35
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Striking the Regulatory Balance: the Unique Case of the Voluntary Sector
Burt, E. & Taylor, JA., Oct 2004, In : Public Money & Management. 24, 5, p. 297-300 4 p. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9302.2004.00437.x
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Drawing Voluntary Organisations into the Information Polity: Information Resources and Macro Politics
Burt, E. & Taylor, JA., Apr 2004, In : Public Policy and Administration. 19, 1, p. 66-81 https://doi.org/10.1177/095207670401900105
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Constructing New Ways of Living Together: Government Relationships with the Voluntary Sector in the Information Polity
Burt, E. & Taylor, JA., 2004, In : Information Polity: the International Journal of Government and Democracy in the Information Age. 8, 3-4, p. 181-192
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

New Technologies, Embedded Values, and Strategic Change: Evidence from the U.K. Voluntary Sector
Burt, E. & Taylor, JA., Mar 2003, In : Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. 32, 1, p. 115-127 13 p. https://doi.org/10.1177/0899764002250009
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

 

Papers

Achieving Value Congruence Through Recruitment and Selection in Third Sector Organisations
Scholarios, D. & Burt, E., 2010, (Unpublished).
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Recruitment in Charitable Organisations – The Philanthropic Myth and Managerial Pragmatism Uncovered?
Burt, E. & Scholarios, D., 2010, (Unpublished).
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Through the Lens of Recruitment Narratives - Charitiesm, Religion and Managerial Pragmatism: Time for a 'Philosophical Turn'?
Burt, E. & Scholarios, D., 2010.
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Freedom of Information and Scottish Public Service Behaviour
Taylor, JA. & Burt, E., 2008, (Unpublished).
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Voluntary Organisations in the Democratic Polity: Examining Web-enabled Public Spaces
Burt, E. & Taylor, JA., Sep 2006.
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

E-gearing the Voluntary Sector in the Democratic Polity: Neutral Intermediary or Democratic Actor?
Taylor, JA. & Burt, E., 2004.
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Voluntary Organisations in the UK: Re-positioning Within the Information Polity?
Burt, E. & Taylor, JA., 2004.
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

The Ubiquitous Chip? Innovation and Institutionalism in the Voluntary Sector (Revised conference paper)
Burt, E. & Taylor, JA., 2001.
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

 

Other publications

International Journal of productivity and Management: Third Section and Performance - Special Edition ( Joint editior)
Burt, E. (ed.), 2014, In : International Journal of productivity and Management .
Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Clear Rules Allow Charities the Right to Speak Out
Burt, E., 16 May 2013, 1 p. Edinburgh : Johnston Publishing Ltd. .
Research output: Other contribution

International Journal of Government and Democracy in the Information Age: Freedom of Information and Open Government
Burt, E. (ed.), 2011, In : Information Polity: the International Journal of Government and Democracy in the Information Age.
Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Giving greater 'political voice' to charities in Scotland?
Burt, E. & Taylor, JA., Oct 2001, In : Public Money & Management. 21, 4, p. 9-10 2 p. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9302.00279
Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Revitalising democracy: Giving greater political voice to Scottish charities
Burt, E., Taylor, JA. & Davies, H. T. O., 2001
Research output: Other contribution

Scotland - Parliaments and Politics
Burt, E. & Taylor, JA., 2001
Research output: Other contribution

 

Charities' Use of the Internet cover Baring report cover FOISA 2007 report cover

Eleanor Burt - selected additional information (PDF, 140 KB)

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