Challenges in Volunteer Management (PB) by Matthew Liao-TrothChallenges in Volunteer Management (PB) by Matthew Liao-Troth

Challenges in Volunteer Management (PB)

EditorMatthew Liao-Troth

Paperback | July 25, 2008

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A volume in Research in Public ManagementSeries Editors: Lawrence R. Jones and Nancy C. Roberts, Naval Postgraduate SchoolVolunteer management has many challenges, not the least of which is how we study it and view it.Academics examine it from a variety of disciplines and practitioners experience it in a variety ofcontexts. However both approaches have limitations. In academia we go to public administrationschools to learn about public and nonprofit management, to business schools to apply the principlesof private enterprise to nonprofit management, to sociology departments to study the phenomenaof volunteerism, to psychology departments to understand the motives of volunteers, andeconomics departments to examine the value or economic worth of volunteerism. The liability ofthe academic approach is the segmentation of study and research into departmental areas. Thestudy of volunteers and volunteerism needs to cross all of these organizational and disciplineboundaries to be fully appreciated and understood as a field of interest. In contrast, practitionersview volunteer management from their own unique experiences. They try to gauge success in volunteermanagement based on what they have encountered in particular organizations, towns, cultures, and countries in which they work.As important as these insights are, they are difficult to generalize beyond local settings. Just because an individual has been successfulin working with volunteers, it does not mean that the lessons learned in one situation can be translated to others under all conditions.The target audience for this volume is anyone who manages volunteers. The goal of the volume is to demonstrate the breadth of thoughton volunteer management, both across disciplines and a wide range of settings in which volunteers work.
Title:Challenges in Volunteer Management (PB)Format:PaperbackDimensions:292 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.61 inPublished:July 25, 2008Publisher:Information Age PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1593119240

ISBN - 13:9781593119249