Volunteer Retention in Prosocial Venturing: The Role of Emotional Connectivity

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Farny, Steffen
dc.contributor.author Kibler, Ewald
dc.contributor.author Hai, Solange
dc.contributor.author Landoni, Paolo
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-22T14:46:26Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-22T14:46:26Z
dc.date.issued 2019-11
dc.identifier.citation Farny , S , Kibler , E , Hai , S & Landoni , P 2019 , ' Volunteer Retention in Prosocial Venturing: The Role of Emotional Connectivity ' Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice , vol. 43 , no. 6 , pp. 1094-1123 . https://doi.org/10.1177/1042258718769055 en
dc.identifier.issn 1042-2587
dc.identifier.issn 1540-6520
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dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/31127
dc.description.abstract This study develops an understanding of the role of emotional connectivity for volunteer retention in prosocial business venturing. By embedding it in organizational ambivalence theory, our analysis of four volunteer-dependent community ventures reveals two mechanisms through which entrepreneurs strengthen volunteers’ emotional connectivity. We first identify emotion-focused practices that form volunteers’ emotional attachment to the venture, and then demonstrate how duality-focused practices, in the form of managing inherent organizational duality, complement emotion-focused practices to foster volunteers’ emotional loyalty to the venture. Theorizing from our findings, we introduce a model of managing volunteers’ emotional connectivity, and conclude by discussing its implications for prosocial venture research on volunteerism and affective commitment. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other 512 Business and management en
dc.title Volunteer Retention in Prosocial Venturing: The Role of Emotional Connectivity en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Management Studies
dc.contributor.department Polytechnic University of Turin
dc.subject.keyword Emotions
dc.subject.keyword Entrepreneurship
dc.subject.keyword prosocial venturing
dc.subject.keyword ambivalence
dc.subject.keyword volunteer retention
dc.subject.keyword mangement practices
dc.subject.keyword 512 Business and management
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201805222567
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1042258718769055
dc.type.version publishedVersion

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