Restrictive Institutions and Critical Resources: Non-profit Organizations and Volunteer Resources in the Russian Federation

Crotty, Jo and Ljubownikow, S (2018) Restrictive Institutions and Critical Resources: Non-profit Organizations and Volunteer Resources in the Russian Federation. Europe Asia Studies. ISSN 0966-8136 (In Press)

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Abstract

Accessing, securing, and managing resources is a key to any organization’s ability to achieve its aims. For non-profit organizations (NPOs) volunteers are such a vital resource. In this paper, we examine how NPOs manage critical organizational resources (i.e. volunteers) in a challenging institutional context. By drawing on a qualitative study of Russian health NPOs, our results highlight how the leaders of NPO leverage personal relationships to acquire organizational resources. We demonstrate how, by relying on personal networks, leaders of NPOs can ensure short-term organizational survival, but also impair longer-term organizational capacity development. Implications for both the Russian NPO sector as well as the management of resources in challenging institutional contexts are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Business and Management
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2018 11:38
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/10638

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