The Challenge from Withing: Organisational Commitment in Voluntary Human Service Organisations

McDonald, Catherine (1992) The Challenge from Withing: Organisational Commitment in Voluntary Human Service Organisations. [Working Paper]

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The contemporary form of the welfare state in Western industrialised nations has undergone and is undergoing considerable revision. Seemingly a fixture in the liberal democratic order, the welfare state has been subjected to sustained critique from both the Left and the Right (Bryson, 1992; Pierson, 1991). More recently, the platforms and policies of the Conservative and Republican governments in the United Kingdom and the United States have given expression to conservative positions culminating in sustained attempts to restructure the operationalisation of welfare service delivery. In part this has lead to a shift in the locus of human service delivery from statutory to nonprofit human service organizations (Billis, 1989; Kramer, 1990; Billis and Harris, 1992).

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ID Code: 12044
Item Type: Working Paper
Refereed: No
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Keywords: nonprofit organisations, governance, volunteer, organisational commitment, voluntary human service organisations, voluntary
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business and Management not elsewhere classified (150399)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1992 QUT
Deposited On: 17 Jan 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2013 12:39

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