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Rational Nonprofit Entrepreneurship

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  • Marc Bilodeau
  • Al Slivinski

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This 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 self‐interest of the entrepreneur to impose a nondistribution constraint on herself by founding a nonprofit firm.

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  • Marc Bilodeau & Al Slivinski, 1998. "Rational Nonprofit Entrepreneurship," Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 7(4), pages 551-571, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jemstr:v:7:y:1998:i:4:p:551-571
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1430-9134.1998.00551.x
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    JEL classification:

    • 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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