Lutz Thieme

Volunteer Labour, Non-Profit-Organisation, Volunteer Management, Consumer Choice Theory

A Consumer Choice Based Evaluation with Data from the German Socio-Economic Panel

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Abstract

Especially in Non-Profit-Organisations, voluntary work is a critical resource and volunteer management is a central part of the human resource management. Volunteer management is intended to increase the sum of services provided by volunteers and to improve the matching between the volunteers and the organisation. To determine whether this has been successful, the assumptions of microeconomic household theory are used. Data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) is applied to test if a change in budget constraints systematically influences the initiation, increase or decrease of voluntary commitment. The findings in this paper contain very small evidence of this on a macroscopic level.

Keywords
Volunteer Labour, Non-Profit-Organisation, Volunteer Management, Consumer Choice Theory