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to such research, can be viewed mathematically as a dynamic property space defined by the demographic characteristics of GA members. Empirical data from ten US cities and towns confirmed that the nature of this property space significantly influenced the life cycle of GAs in these communities. The

In: Towards an Institutional Theory of Community and Community Associations

importance of a scene in their development. Scene experiences motivate them to upgrade equipment, change the microphone setup or learning recording techniques or simply acting as a source of inspiration, given the variety and quality of other users’ sounds. Many of the interviewed core users have been

In: The Art of the Creative Commons

VNPS on people, organizations, communities, and societies in the instrumental sphere, affecting task accomplishment, while largely neglecting the expressive or emotional side of human life. This is a huge mistake. Research in the past fifty years has clearly shown that all important decisions by

In: Arts Nonprofits--Associations and Agencies

-system of such relevant variables. The socio-behavioral sciences, the biological or life sciences, and the physical sciences have discovered or identified thousands of Independent Variables or IVs (a-i-r), as predictors relevant to explaining and predicting human individual behavior. But interdisciplinary

In: Determinants of Individual Prosociality and of Collective Social Solidarity- Cohesion

the term biomass [ecology] ) states (p. 1) that, “Biomass is the mass of living biological organisms in a given area or ecosystem at a given time.” Global biomass adds up all the biomass for a particular type of organism. In the table of Global biomass (p. 3), cattle comprise an estimated 520 million

In: The Global Historical and Contemporary Impacts of Voluntary Membership Associations on Human Societies

kind of religious ideology in their origin phases that promised a novel form of salvation, whether on earth or in the afterlife. One example is the Waldensians (Poor of Lyons) heretical medieval heresy sect, whose strong ideology from the time of origin included living a life of poverty, street

In: A Review of Deviant Nonprofit Groups

of diaspora business. 2. Migrants and Business Formations A cursory examination of the history of migration suggests that movement of humans was largely motivated by attempting to satisfy physiological, safety, belongingness and love (social), esteem and self-actualization needs. These are

In: Diaspora Business
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investment. ***** 1. Introduction As Brubaker (2005) notes, great ambiguity plagues the social science literature regarding the specific boundaries and characteristics of what constitutes a ‘diaspora.’ For example, some definitions1 limit their definitions to ‘transnational populations living in a

In: Diaspora Business

their new life in a host country, immigrants need assistance in adjusting to the new environment, which motivates them to join associations that could provide information and offer help. After they have established themselves in a new country, they would be more likely to want to connect with and

In: Ethnic/Immigrant Associations and Minorities'/Immigrants' Voluntary Participation

the fields, states: “I used to be a day-labourer, today I am a businessman, and there are many like me. (…) we contract many foreigners, we produce many kilos of strawberries, we feed many households.” Antonio Pérez, while recounting the stage of his life when he started in intensive farming

In: Migrant Organising