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Non-profit extension in rural Cameroon: a study of demand and supply determinants

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  • Roland Azibo Balgah
  • Vladislav Valentinov
  • Gertrud Buchenrieder

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Purpose – The paper is aimed at examining the correspondence between the demand-side and supply-side determinants of the existence of non-profit firms. Design/methodology/approach – The case study approach is used to compare the demand-side and supply-side determinants for a single non-profit organization in rural Cameroon. Findings – It is shown that the supply-side determinants of the examined non-profit organization, while interrelated with the demand-side determinants, are not reducible to these. Research limitations/implications – This finding implies the need to steer a middle course between those theoretical approaches that assume no integration between the demand-side and supply-side determinants, and those that assume complete integration between these. Originality/value – The current non-profit economics literature, represented by the above approaches, tends to assume away the complex interaction between the demand-side and supply-side rationales of non-profit organization. The contribution of the present paper is to highlight the limitations of this assumption.

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Article provided by Emerald Group Publishing in its journal International Journal of Social Economics.

Volume (Year): 37 (2010)
Issue (Month): 5 (May)
Pages: 391-399

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Handle: RePEc:eme:ijsepp:v:37:y:2010:i:5:p:391-399

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Keywords: Cameroon; Determinants; Non-profit organizations; Rural areas; Supply and demand;

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  1. Vladislav Valentinov, 2009. "Managerial nonpecuniary preferences in the market failure theories of nonprofit organisation," International Journal of Social Economics, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 36(1), pages 81-92, January.
  2. Susan Rose-Ackerman, 1996. "Altruism, Nonprofits, and Economic Theory," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 34(2), pages 701-728, June.
  3. Bamou, Ernest & Masters, William A., 2007. "Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Cameroon," Agricultural Distortions Working Paper 48518, World Bank.
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