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dc.contributor.authorEimhjellen, Ivar Sognnæseng
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-11T09:36:58Z
dc.date.available2014-12-11T09:36:58Z
dc.date.issued2013eng
dc.identifier.issn0899-7640eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1956/8905
dc.description.abstractDoes communication through the Internet strengthen local voluntary organizations? This question is investigated by analyzing sustainability, vitality, and the use of the Internet by Norwegian local voluntary organizations. Using quantitative data, analyses show that the use of the Internet by Norwegian voluntary organizations is widespread. Primarily, organizations appreciate the technology for its one-way aspect of communication and information distribution, rather than for aspects of many-to-many communication between organizations, members, and volunteers. Using data from two points in time, analyses show that organizations using the Internet have had a higher probability of achieving organizational growth than those who do not. Furthermore, these organizations are also more likely to hold internal meetings and to arrange other face-to-face activities. This article therefore concludes that rather than replacing traditional organizations and face-to-face activities, the Internet may strengthen their sustainability and vitality.en_US
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherSAGEeng
dc.relation.ispartof<a href="http://hdl.handle.net/1956/8903" atregt="blank">From face-to-face to Facebook? Web technologies in Norwegian civil society</a>eng
dc.subjectvoluntary organizationseng
dc.subjectInterneteng
dc.subjectSocial network siteseng
dc.subjectnetwork technologyeng
dc.subjectSustainabilityeng
dc.titleInternet Communication: Does It Strengthen Local Voluntary Organizations?eng
dc.typeJournal articleeng
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Sosiologi: 220nob
dc.rights.holderCopyright The Author(s) 2013. All rights reserved.
dc.type.versionacceptedVersioneng
bora.peerreviewedPeer reviewedeng
bora.journalTitleNonprofit and Voluntary sector Quarterlyeng
bibo.volume43eng
bibo.issue5eng
bibo.pageStart890eng
bibo.pageEnd909eng
bibo.eissn1552-7395eng
bora.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesseng
dc.identifier.cristinID1026192eng
dcterms.isPartOfhttp://hdl.handle.net/1956/8903


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