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Volunteering Versus Managerialism : Conflict Over Organizational Identity in Voluntary Associations

Kurzfassung This qualitative field study examines how volunteering and managerialism shape the organizational identity of six patient organizations from six different European countries. Volunteers represent a large part of the workforce in most voluntary
associations. Even though the phenomenon of volunteering is becoming more and more important for organizations and society alike, so far it has only been studied at the individual level. The authors draw on the theoretical concept of dual organizational identities to describe the two differing collective self-descriptions that were present in the patient organizations. Drawing on 34 narrative interviews and focus groups, the authors document the differing perceptions of volunteers and paid staff about their organization’s identity and show how the conflicting dimensions—volunteer identity and managerial identity—result in
intraorganizational conflict
   
Typ Artikel (wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift)
   
Schlagwörter (Tags) Nonprofit Organizations, Organizational Identity, Volunteering, Managerialism
   
Sprache Englisch
Art des Artikels Journal Artikel
Erscheinungsdatum 8-2011
Zeitschrift Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly
Verlag SAGE Publications (London UK)
ISSN 0899-7640
ISSN (online) 1552-7395
DOI 10.1177/0899764010369386
Jahrgang bzw. Volume 40
Nummer bzw. Issue 4
Seite(n) 634-661
Review Double-Blind Review
   
Zitation Kreutzer, Karin ; Jaeger, Urs: Volunteering Versus Managerialism : Conflict Over Organizational Identity in Voluntary Associations. In: Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 40 (2011), Nr. 4, S. 634-661, DOI:10.1177/0899764010369386.