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Organizational Maintenance and the Retention Decision: A Theory of Experiential Search

Rothenberg, Lawrence S. (1987) Organizational Maintenance and the Retention Decision: A Theory of Experiential Search. Social Science Working Paper, 651. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished) https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20170908-145218330

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Abstract

Understanding why members leave or remain in groups has received little attention despite its fundamental importance for organizational maintenance. In this analysis, a theory of experiential search is proposed and applied to Common Cause. Group participation is conceptualized as a process by which imperfectly informed decision-makers learn about the organizations they join. This framework makes quitting understandable and provides a link between the initial membership choice and follow-up decisions.


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Additional Information:The assistance of Bruce Cain, Jeff Dubin, Tom Gilligan, Jonathan Nagler, Barbara Rothenberg, and Jack Wright is appreciated. All blame remains with the author. Published as Rothenberg, Lawrence S. (1988) Organizational Maintenance and the Retention Decision in Groups. American Political Science Review, 82 (4). pp. 1129-1152.
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