Grassroots associations (Livre numérique, 2000) [WorldCat.org]
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Grassroots associations

Auteur : David Horton Smith
Éditeur: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©2000.
Édition/format:   Livre numérique : Document : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Résumé:
Grassroots Associations is a comprehensive review and critique of empirical and theoretical research on grassroots, nonprofit and voluntary organizations. David Horton Smith examines in depth the distinctive nature and characteristics of a previously under-studied area which includes such groups as Alchoholics Anonymous, community-environmental action committees and church Bible study groups. He addresses: group  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme: Electronic books
Type d’ouvrage: Document
Type de document: Livre, Fichier d'ordinateur
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: David Horton Smith
ISBN: 9781452263458 1452263450
Numéro OCLC: 1058237538
Note sur la langue: English.
Public cible: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource (360 pages)
Contenu: 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.
Responsabilité: David Horton Smith.

Résumé:

Grassroots Associations is a comprehensive review and critique of empirical and theoretical research on grassroots, nonprofit and voluntary organizations. David Horton Smith examines in depth the distinctive nature and characteristics of a previously under-studied area which includes such groups as Alchoholics Anonymous, community-environmental action committees and church Bible study groups. He addresses: group formation, structure, process, leadership, and life cycle change; effectiveness; the influence such associations have on society; the future of grassroots associations.

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