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    Organizational challenges of community associations: applying nonprofit research to real-world problems

    Harris, Margaret E. (2015) Organizational challenges of community associations: applying nonprofit research to real-world problems. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 44 (4), pp. 796-813. ISSN 0899-7640.

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    Can voluntary and nonprofit research be helpful for local community associations (CAs) seeking to respond to organizational challenges and problems? This article builds on a study of an organizational crisis in an English CA to explore this question. The events that precipitated and prolonged the crisis seemed inexplicable to outside observers. Yet the study found that much of what occurred could be explained in the light of earlier theories and research. The article concludes that voluntary and nonprofit scholarship, as well as generic organizational theories, has the potential to be helpful for community association members and activists in anticipating and responding to organizational problems. But scholars need to do more to disseminate existing research findings, to make them accessible and to adapt them to the distinctive needs and real-world problems of community associations.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): community associations, nonprofit research, voluntary sector research, organizational problems, real-world problems, organizational crisis, research dissemination, application of research to practice, explanatory theory, organizational change
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2015 10:06
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:17


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