Typologies of associations and volunteering

Smith, David H., Stebbins, Robert A., Grotz, Jurgen ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6285-0815, Kumar, Pradeep, Nga, Janice L. H. and van Puyvelde, Stijn (2017) Typologies of associations and volunteering. In: The Palgrave Handbook of Volunteering, Civic Participation, and Nonprofit Associations. Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 90-125. ISBN 978-1-137-26316-2

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This chapter reviews prior research and theory on both purposive-activity and analytical-theoretical typologies of associations and volunteering, with some attention to related typologies of nonprofit agencies and of nonprofit organizations (NPOs) generally. After sketching the history of such typologies, Smith presents several improved purposive-activity and analytical-theoretical typologies, including a Tenfold Purposive Typology of associations, a Membership Typology of associations, an Analytical Typology of associations, and a Territorial Scope Typology of associations. Also presented is a new, Smith Analytical Typology of Volunteering and a Typology of Volunteer Activities, from Rochester et al. (2010). Some examples of special typologies used in other nations are given. Usable knowledge, future trends, and needed research are also discussed. An extensive set of references is provided. Typologies (sets of types) are an important part of theorizing in all the sciences, and in scholarship more generally (Rich 1992), although “existing typologies of organizations are typically limited.”

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Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Centres > Institute for Volunteering Research
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Dementia & Complexity in Later Life
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Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2021 02:02
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2023 01:48
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/82001
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-137-26317-9_4

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