Title: An exploration of the pattern of managing volunteers in the Construction Jihad

Authors: Meisam Zohurian; Saeed Mortazavi; Mohammad Lagzian; Mohammad Mahdi Farahi

Addresses: Department of Management, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran ' Department of Management, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran ' Department of Management, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran ' Department of Management, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to explore the pattern of managing volunteer forces in Construction Jihad. To achieve this, two strategies, namely, the grounded theory and interpretive structural modelling were used. The present research is a developmental one in terms of nature, an idealist and pragmatic in terms of ontology and is based on subjective interpretations and objective knowledge in terms of epistemology. The research population consist two sections of the Construction Jihad organisation managers and employees. The findings of the research led to the identification of 903 primary codes in the form of 82 concepts. In the next step, the concepts were reduced to 17 more abstract categories. Then, the type of relationship between these elements was evaluated in pairs by the experts and based on that, the final pattern of the research was drawn up. In this pattern, the categories of religious values, empathic leadership, and trust are elements that affect other elements; however, they themselves are not affected, which is why they were plotted in the first level.

Keywords: Construction Jihad; volunteering; management of volunteers; grounded theory; interpretative structural modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2020.10015898

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2020 Vol.21 No.2, pp.198 - 216

Received: 31 Mar 2018
Accepted: 12 Jul 2018

Published online: 03 Feb 2020 *

Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article