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Human Resource Management and Volunteer Motivation

  • Christiane Blank
Chapter

Zusammenfassung

Learning goals

Upon completing this chapter, you should be able to accomplish the following:
  • Describe the special characteristics of volunteers.

  • Explain the theoretical background and the motivational factors of volunteering.

  • Describe procedural measures for the promotion of volunteer work (“volunteer programs”).

  • Illustrate the theoretical elements in a practical context.

Keywords

Fair Trade Human Resource Management Social Enterprise Social Entrepreneurship Work Contract 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Further Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christiane Blank
    • 1
  1. 1.Schumpeter School of Business and EconomicsUniversity of WuppertalWuppertalGermany

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