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The Economics of Nonprofit Enterprises : The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics Series - Richard Steinberg

The Economics of Nonprofit Enterprises

The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics Series

By: Richard Steinberg (Editor)

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The literature on nonprofit organizations can be said to have developed in three waves. The first wave asserted some plausible objectives for a nonprofit organization possessing monopoly power and examined the subsequent implications for organizational behaviour; the second looked more broadly at the role of nonprofit organizations in a wider economy as they compete or collaborate with for-profit firms and government agencies; the third wave began the development of integrated theories in which the objectives of nonprofit organizations emerge endogenously within an environment potentially containing organizations from other sectors. The Economics of Nonprofit Enterprises brings together some of the most important previously published articles which investigate and elucidate these phases. Richard Steinberg has written an authoritative new introduction which provides an interesting overview of the subject and points the way for future research. 28 articles, dating from 1981 to 2001

Introduction
Survey of earlier literature
Economic theories of nonprofit organizationp. 3
Nonprofit organizations and the marketp. 19
General considerations
Nonprofit organizations in the mixed economy : a demand and supply analysisp. 43
Public policy and the performance of nonprofit organizations : a general frameworkp. 75
The distributional consequences of nonprofit activitiesp. 94
Ideals versus dollars : donors, charity managers, and government grantsp. 119
Nonprofits as providers of public goods
Rational nonprofit entrepreneurshipp. 135
Rival charitiesp. 156
The nonprofit firm : a potential solution to inherent market failuresp. 175
Nonprofit enterprise in the performing artsp. 189
Why do different countries choose a different public-private mix of educational services?p. 210
Nonprofits and asymmetric information
The economic role of commercial nonprofits : the evolution of the U.S. savings bank industryp. 235
Uninformed customers and nonprofit organization : modelling "contract failure" theoryp. 247
Consumer information and competition between nonprofit and for-profit nursing homesp. 251
The wage differential between nonprofit institutions and corporations : getting more by paying less?p. 273
Not-for-profit entrepreneursp. 289
Coexistence of nonprofit, for-profit and public sector institutionsp. 306
The behaviour of nonprofit organizations
The revealed objective functions of nonprofit firmsp. 331
Charity donations in the UK : new evidence based on panel datap. 350
Interdependence of commercial and donative revenuesp. 366
Comparing nonprofit and for-profit behavior
Institutional form and organizational behaviorp. 393
Nonprofit firms in medical marketsp. 409
Comparing hospital quality at for-profit and not-for-profit hospitalsp. 415
Pricing and rationing by nonprofit organizations with distributional objectivesp. 435
Whither the nonprofit wage differential?p. 455
Public policy
Competition between for-profit and nonprofit organizations in commercial marketsp. 493
Commercialism among nonprofits : objectives, opportunities, and constraintsp. 514
Organizational choices for public service supplyp. 529
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ISBN: 9781843760368
ISBN-10: 1843760363
Series: The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 588
Published: January 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 16.9 x 24.4  x 5.08
Weight (kg): 1.18