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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I define work organizations as those organizations in which most or all of the
work is done by paid employees ( Smith , Reddy ... Michels ( [ 1911 ] 1968 ) ,
another pioneer in the field of organizational study , found what he called an “
iron law of ...
Hall ( 1996 ) , studying work organizations , suggests that bureaucratization
results from an organization being larger ( in ... Many authors have found a trend
toward more complexity over the organizational life cycle in paid - staff nonprofit ...
The Tax Treatment of Nonprofit Organizations : A Review of Federal and State
Policies . ” Pp . 67 - 98 in The Nonprofit Sector , edited ... Goals , Environmental
Pressures , and Organizational Characteristics . " American Sociological Review
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