The Economic Role of the Nonprofit Firm
AbstractThis article demonstrates that the partitioning of economic activity into for-profit and nonprofit organizations can be at least partially described as the solution to an optimal contracting problem. We show that nonprofit firms may be superior to for-profit firms if the output cannot be costlessly observed.
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Volume (Year): 14 (1983)
Issue (Month): 2 (Autumn)
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