- Volume 44
There has been a demand of changing service delivery system for social welfare services, and therefore changing is resource acquisition environment for community social welfare service organizations (CSWSOs). These phenomena are, however, not properly actualized through the CSWSOs. The discrepancy between environmental demand and organizational adaptation seems to result from our lack of understanding those organizations. Based on this understanding, several research problems have been formulated on resource acquisition behaviors of CSWSOs. Empirical data were gathered, and the final sample included 82 social welfare agencies of Pusan province and 122 top/high level agency administrators. The result of data analysis and their implications are as follows: (1) Most of CSWSOs prefer government grants to other financial resources, because government resources can give them more stability than others including private donations and user fees. (2) In order to induce changes in CSWSOs, their stability needs should be properly counted. (3) There is no enough evidence to prove that CSWSOs leaders' personal characteristics have contributed to the behavioral differences on financial resource acquisition among CSWSOs. Rather, there has been enough evidence to prove for influences by institutional environment factors. So, it is recommended that, in order to change behaviors of CSWSOs, the focus should be given to the proper control of those institutional environment factors.