SAGE Publications, 2000 M05 11 - 342 páginas
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, which he sees as integral to a postmodern society moving towards participatory democracy, self-determinism and individual choice.
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Leader Succession Leader succession often is a major practical problem in GAs
where the leaders are so important . This has been little studied . Current leaders
often play a major role in finding their own replacements and tend to feel ...
Goal Succession The older a GA , the more likely it is to undergo goal succession
— changing one or more of its basic GA goals . There are many studies of goal
succession in national associations ( Michels , ( 1911 ) 1968 ; Schmidt and ...
As part of goal succession , sociability incentives are a usual main fallback in any
type of GA . Goal succession is more likely to occur in older GAs , partly because
there is simply more time for these GАs to deviate from or alter their initial goals ...
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