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Community Organizations : Studies in Resource Mobilization and Exchange - Carl Milofsky

Community Organizations

Studies in Resource Mobilization and Exchange

By: Carl Milofsky (Editor)

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Published: 26th May 1988
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Local nonprofit organizations are often small, loosely structured, and democratically governed, and therefore do not fit conveniently into traditional theories of organizational behavior that are rooted in administrative science and bureaucratic structure. Treating community organizations as parts of larger systems--organizational fields or ecologies and communities--this collection of papers presents various perspectives on local nonprofit organizations from the standpoint of organizational theory. The essays draw on an array of methods and theoretical approaches taken from population ecology theories of organizations, laying the foundation for the structural analysis of community organizations.

"Constitutes a valuable resource for anyone probing the organizational dimension of urban culture."--Contemporary Sociology "The theoretical diversity of the essays makes this collection a valuable contribution to the debate among social scientists pretaining to community organizations."--Choice "Constitutes a valuable resource for anyone probing the organizational dimension of urban culture."--Contemporary Sociology "The theoretical diversity of the essays makes this collection a valuable contribution to the debate among social scientists pretaining to community organizations."--Choice

Contributorsp. xv
Introduction: Networks, Markets, Culture, and Contracts: Understanding Community Organizationsp. 3
Scarcity and Community: A Resource Allocation Theory of Community and Mass Society Organizationsp. 16
A Theory of Voluntary Organizationp. 42
The Iron Cage Revisited: Institutional Isomorphism and Collective Rationality in Organizational Fieldsp. 77
Substance versus Symbol in Administrative Reform: The Case of Human Services Coordinationp. 100
The Corporation-Culture Connection: A Test of Interorganizational Theoriesp. 119
United Charities: An Economic Analysisp. 136
The United Way: Understanding How It Works Is the First Step to Effecting Changep. 157
The Market for Loving-Kindness: Day-Care Centers and the Demand for Child Carep. 170
Structure and Process in Community Self-Help Organizationsp. 183
The Structure of Funding Arenas for Neighborhood Based Organizationsp. 217
Local Communities and Organized Actionp. 243
The New World Survey of Community Self-Help Organizationsp. 277
Indexp. 285
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ISBN: 9780195046809
ISBN-10: 0195046803
Series: Yale Studies on Non-Profit Organizations
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 26th May 1988
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 15.9  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.64