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Grassroots associations

Grassroots associations

Author: David Horton Smith
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©2000.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Horton Smith
ISBN: 0803959923 9780803959927 0803959931 9780803959934
OCLC Number: 42967999
Description: xviii, 342 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Toward A Round-Earth Paradigm for the Voluntary Nonprofit Sector --
Nonprofit-Type Classifications --
Definitions and Metaphors --
The Connotative Definition of Grassroots Associations --
Some Broader Background on the Study of Associations --
The Astrophysical Dark Matter Metaphor --
The Mapmaking Metaphor and the Flat-Earth VNPS Paradigms --
Toward a Theory of Voluntary Altruism: Key Definitions --
Revising Flat-Earth Maps: The Rest of the Voluntary Nonprofit Sector --
Numbers of Associations and All Nonprofits --
People and Roles --
Time and Behavior --
Money and Property --
The Distinctive Nature of Grassroots Associations --
Formational Characteristics --
The Basic GA Founder Choices --
Internal Guidance Systems --
Moderate Amounts of Ideology --
Adequate Incentives and Satisfaction --
Secondary Importance of GA Incentives and Roles --
Internal Structure --
Internal Structure --
Internal Processes --
Internal Processes --
Leaders and Environments --
Leadership --
GA Environments and Their Relationships to GAs --
Life Cycle Changes --
Increasing Complexity in Work Organizations, Including National Associations, With Age --
Complexity and the Life Cycle of GAs --
Causes of Complexity in GAs --
Alternatives to Complexity in GAs --
Other Factors Related to the Age of GAs --
Impact and Effectiveness --
GA Impact --
GA Effectiveness --
General Effectiveness Studies --
Theoretical Paradigms and Conclusions --
Flat-Earth Paradigms and a Round-Earth Paradigm Outline --
Metaphors and Paradigms for Understanding the VNPS.
Responsibility: David Horton Smith.
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