More documents from Boubaris, Tino

Export to your Reference Manger

Please Copy & Paste



Bookmark and Share

Work + Life = Balance?: hauptamtliche in kleinen und mittleren Nonprofit-Organisationen

[working paper]

Boubaris, Tino

fulltextDownloadDownload full text

(external source)

Citation Suggestion

Please use the following Persistent Identifier (PID) to cite this document:

Further Details
Corporate Editor Maecenata Institut für Philanthropie und Zivilgesellschaft
Abstract For many small and medium-sized nonprofit organizations, professional employees are of vital importance. They provide the majority of daily business operations, organize the employment of volunteers, ensure the fluent procedure of financial and tax matters and represent the interests and objectives of their organization. Thus they are not just part of a socially relevant topic, but are also of a significant economical relevance: externally as service providers in the economic sense, as well as internally within their organizations. Third sector organizations have increasingly been challenged in the past years. On one hand, they take on a growing amount of responsibility in addressing social issues such as demographic change. On the other hand, the external demands on the organizations in terms of financial and labor efficiency are rising. This will also have an impact on the working conditions in the third sector. The aim of this study was to investigate the situation of professional employees in small and medium-sized nonprofit organizations with a qualitative research. The main issue is to determine the perception of working conditions and the working environment by the employees themselves, and the impact of their work to other areas of life. The database for the study consists of five interviews that were analyzed on the basis of the research style of "Grounded Theory". This made it possible to dispense with a hypothesis, and to allow instead a wide a range of individual perceptions and opinions. The categories inductively formed from the data have been examined in a qualitative content analysis, reviewed and consolidated into subject-related theoretical approaches. (author's abstract)
Keywords work-life-balance; non-profit-organization; professionalization; service; tertiary sector; working conditions; responsibility; efficiency; living conditions; employee; employment relationship; qualitative interview; grounded theory; content analysis; data capture
Classification Working Conditions; Sociology of Work, Industrial Sociology, Industrial Relations
Document language German
Publication Year 2014
City Berlin
Page/Pages 50 p.
Series Opuscula, 71
ISSN 1868-1840
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works