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Motives Driving the Creation of Professional and Business Associations: Evidence from Russia

International Journal of Public Administration. 2018. Vol. 41. No. 5-6. P. 388-400.

Our knowledge of associations is scarce, requiring a multidisciplinary approach that has been rarely usedtoinvestigatethismultifacetedphenomenonthatcutsacrosstheconfinesofasinglediscipline. This study investigates the motives that drive the founding of associations in the Russian context, analyzing original data and applying a mixed-methods research design. An empirical typology of motivesisdevelopedtoobtainamoreaccuraterangeoftime-andvalue-drivenmotivesbeyondwhat is currently understood. The findings shed light on the complexity and multidimensionality of the motivational factors driving the establishment of associations in a transitional context.