This is an in-depth study of 12 organizations: six grass-roots organizations, three umbrella organizations and three service organizations within the Dutch women's movement. Also, six 'virtual organizations' (three portal sites, a platform site and two web organizations) were investigated. Apart from the service organizations, the uses of the Internet are almost limited to three communicative functions: information dissemination and retrieval, recruitment and communication between the leaderships of organizations. Most organizations are leaving the 'homepage phase' of site development, but their current new ambitions seem to be more directed at applying network technology for purposes of internal communication than at interaction with the organization's environment.

Communication, Information Technology, Internet, Organizations, Social Movements, Virtual Reality
Department of Public Administration
hdl.handle.net/1765/457
Department of Public Administration

Edwards, A.R. (2001). De vrouwenbeweging online: Een onderzoek naar het gebruik van Internet door vrouwenorganisaties in Nederland. Department of Public Administration. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/457