Rational Nonprofit Entrepreneurship
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. Copyright (c) 1998 Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Volume (Year): 7 (1998)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
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