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Applicability of Leisure Theory to Managerial Views on Volunteerism in a Volunteer Managed Nonprofit Organisation: Some Preliminary Findings

Kay, Pandora and Hede, Anne-Marie and Inglis, Judi and Polonsky, Michael Jay (2008) Applicability of Leisure Theory to Managerial Views on Volunteerism in a Volunteer Managed Nonprofit Organisation: Some Preliminary Findings. In: ANZMAC Marketing: Shifting the Focus from Mainstream to Offbeat. Promaco Conventions P/L, Western Sydney, pp. 1-8.

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Abstract

This paper explores whether a leisure perspective explains volunteer motivations as perceived by managers of one event-based nonprofit organisation - Victoria’s Open Garden Scheme. The results identify that a leisure perspective does not explain all motivations, as some volunteers are socially motivated by a desire to give back to their community. Other motivations are less positive and less voluntary than is expected of leisure and volunteering in a traditional context. Suggestions are made for further research and managerial implications in regards to managing volunteers.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 1863081445
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID15054
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 350000 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Hospitality Tourism and Marketing
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2010 04:55
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2012 23:35
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15782
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