The Dark Side of Sharing: Social Exclusion Within Donation Pooling

Samuelson Appau, Melbourne Business School, Australia
Julie Ozanne, University of Melbourne, Australia
Jill Klein, Melbourne Business School, Australia
An ethnographic study of a poor Christian community in Ghana explored seventeen different cooperative pooling systems. Each system is guided by a different logic that sometimes facilitates social integration but also promoted competition and even social fragmentation through compulsory and voluntary social exclusion.
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Samuelson Appau, Julie Ozanne, and Jill Klein (2015) ,"The Dark Side of Sharing: Social Exclusion Within Donation Pooling", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 43, eds. Kristin Diehl and Carolyn Yoon, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 152-156.