Retional Nonprofit Entrepreneurship
AbstractThis paper derives the decision to found a nonprofit firm as the equilibrium outcome of a multistage game among individuals who would like a public good to be provided. The model predicts that if individuals will voluntarily contribute towards provision of the public good, then it is in the private interest of the entrepreneur to impose a non-distribution constraint on herself by founding a nonprofit firm. This decision also results in greater voluntary contributions than if the firm is proprietary.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Western Ontario, Department of Economics in its series UWO Department of Economics Working Papers with number 9709.
Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: 1997
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DECISION MAKING; ENTREPRENEURSHIP;
Other versions of this item:
- Bilodeau, M. & Slivinsky, A., 1994. "Rational Nonprofit Entrepreneurship," Cahiers de recherche 94-02a, Departement d'Economique de la Faculte d'administration à l'Universite de Sherbrooke.
- Marc Bilodeau & Al Slivinski, . "Rational Nonprofit Entrepreneurship," Industrial Organization 9405001, EconWPA.
- D70 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - General
- L33 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Comparison of Public and Private Enterprise and Nonprofit Institutions; Privatization; Contracting Out
- H42 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Publicly Provided Private Goods
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