Sustaining Volunteer Organizations: Investigating the Internal and External Predictors of Turnover

Darja Kragt, Djurre Holtrop, Mina Askovic, Edwin J Boezeman, Vivien W Forner

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Abstract

Volunteering represents an important and beneficial civic activity. United Nations estimates that the global volunteering workforce is equivalent to 109 million full-time workers. Although volunteers represent a sizable global ‘workforce’, management research on volunteering is fairly limited. The aim of the current symposium is to showcase how management theories and concepts traditionally developed to study paid workforce can be applied and adapted to study volunteers with the goal of improving volunteering sustainability. Collectively, the five presentations investigate the external (e.g., intergroup relations, leadership) and internal (i.e., cognitions, motivations, identification) factors that predict volunteer turnover. Enhancing and extending our understanding of volunteering ‘work’ will assist organizations in better attracting and retaining volunteers. This is an important managerial challenge, considering the enormous contribution made by volunteers to the society.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings
EditorsGuclu Atinc
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherAcademy of Management
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management 2020 - , Virtual
Duration: 7 Aug 202011 Aug 2020

Conference

Conference80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management 2020
Country/TerritoryVirtual
Period7/08/2011/08/20

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