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Title: The double edged sword of volunteerism
Author: Raftery , Helen
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2013
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Vignettes-based interviews were conducted with volunteers from six NGBs. A summary of each interview is provided as a fieldwork report. Each director's views, coded as per the cluster in which their NGB is situated, is analysed in line with the three themes. 'Representativeness' found directors struggling to cope with balancing the expectations of the constituency from which they were appointed with collegiate decision-making. A second theme sought to establish insiders views on the expertise that volunteers bring or should bring to their board role. A third theme elicited views on how NGB boards work to accommodate a range of perspectives. Directors' suggestions as to how they should be supported in their role are collated as recommendations. Correlations (if any) occurring between any aspects of theories of governance and characteristics of governance type in the course of exploring the themes are highlighted. Where findings point to further interesting research opportunities these are also noted .
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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