Volunteer associations in the Internet age: Ecological approach to understanding collective action

  title={Volunteer associations in the Internet age: Ecological approach to understanding collective action},
  author={Chih‐Hui Lai and James E. Katz},
  journal={The Information Society},
  pages={241 - 255}
ABSTRACT This study draws on theories of collective action and organizational ecology to investigate a particular type of voluntary association: mixed-mode groups. Mixed-mode groups are created and organized online to meet physically in geographically defined ways. An online survey was conducted with 171 randomly sampled groups on Meetup.com—a website that facilitates the creation and coordination of mixed-mode groups. Analysis shows that even when a mixed-mode group implements strategies… 
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