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The non-government organizations in Slovakia and Austria and the current state of their self-financing


  • Gabriela Vaceková


  • Mária Svidroòová

    (Department of Public Economics, Masaryk University)


In this paper we map the development of the NGO sector in Slovakia and Austria. In the context of a common historical development we assess the current state and economic strength of NGOs in both countries. Furthermore, the presented paper deals with the self-financing of non-government organizations and compares the current state and potential of self-financing in Slovakia and Austria. We focus on exploring the self-financing activities of NGOs in the context of maintaining a generally beneficial purpose for which they were founded. We draw on the comparable findings of primary research conducted in Slovakia and Austria, showing that self-financing must be understood in a broader context than a "business" of non-government organizations and that it can be in compliance with the general benefit as the primary purpose of organizations founded on a non-profit basis.

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  • Gabriela Vaceková & Mária Svidroòová, 2012. "The non-government organizations in Slovakia and Austria and the current state of their self-financing," Working Papers 06, Masaryk University, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Department of Public Economics, revised Mar 2013.
  • Handle: RePEc:mub:wpaper:06

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    1. Glaeser, Edward L. & Shleifer, Andrei, 2001. "Not-for-profit entrepreneurs," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 81(1), pages 99-115, July.
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    Non-government organizations; non-profit organizations; self-financing; general benefit;

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    • L30 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - General
    • L31 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Nonprofit Institutions; NGOs; Social Entrepreneurship
    • L39 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Other

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