October 31st, 2012 / Insight posted in

Getting through the first few years

Every year there are proposals to establish new trade associations, some of which bear fruit, but many of which do not, and of those new associations that are established many flounder within the first two years of operation. 

This brief report analyses the experience of new trade associations, taking account of both theoretical considerations and the practical experience of a number of associations that responded to KSAM’s request for input.  KSAM is grateful to those association Chief Executives who took part in a telephone survey.