Non-profit extension in rural Cameroon: a study of demand and supply determinants
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.
Volume (Year): 37 (2010)
Issue (Month): 5 (April)
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- Bamou, Ernest & Masters, William A., 2007. "Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Cameroon," Agricultural Distortions Working Paper 48518, World Bank.
- Susan Rose-Ackerman, 1996. "Altruism, Nonprofits, and Economic Theory," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 34(2), pages 701-728, June.
- 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.
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