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Prospettive per un nuovo Welfare
[Perspectives for a new Welfare. Quality competiton versus Price competition: an 'Exit-Voice-Loyalty' approach]

  • Reggiani, Tommaso
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    "Exit, Voice, and Loyalty" (A.O. Hirschman 1970) is a theoretical concept derived from the work of Albert O. Hirschman (1970) which is focused on two essential options in organizatios and products decline, being "exit" and "voice".The basis concept is as follows: members of an organization, whether consumers , or any other kind of human grouping, have essentially two possible responses when they perceive that the producer/organization is demonstrating a decrease in quality or benefit to the consumer/member: they can EXIT (withdraw from the relationship-the standard market strategy); or, they can VOICE (attempt to repair or improve the relationship through communication of the complaint, grievance or proposal for change -the standard political strategy). In this article we apply this approach to welfare and health care markets, emphasizing the main importance of LOYALTY option (a mixed "voice-exit" strategy).

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 3113.

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    Date of creation: 01 Mar 2007
    Date of revision: 01 Mar 2007
    Publication status: Published in Appunti di cultura e politica march-april (2007).vol. 2(2007): pp. 35-38
    Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:3113
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    1. Zamagni, Stefano, 2006. "L'economia come se la persona contasse: verso una teoria economica relazionale," AICCON Working Papers 32-2006, Associazione Italiana per la Cultura della Cooperazione e del Non Profit.
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