IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/wop/nwuipr/95-28.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

The Economic and Social Importance of Nonprofit Organizations

Author

Listed:
  • Burton A. Weisbrod

Abstract

This paper focuses on three questions: Why are nonprofit sectors expanding? What are the effects of this growth on other parts of the economy? What is the evidence of nonprofits' performance? It presents evidence of nonprofits' growth in many nations, and examines the effects of that growth on both the private enterprise and government sectors, pointing out that while some nonprofit activities are generating increased competition with these other sectors, some activities involve cooperation and collaboration with them. Among the matters examined are: What causes interactions across sectors, and are interactions increasing? What is the nature of the "gains from exchange" between taxed and "untaxed" (for-profit and nonprofit) organizations? Do nonprofit organizations behave differently than private firms and government agencies, and what is the evidence? Finally, in light of the quantitative findings on organization behavior, a number of public policy issues involving the role of the nonprofit sector are identified.

Suggested Citation

  • Burton A. Weisbrod, "undated". "The Economic and Social Importance of Nonprofit Organizations," IPR working papers 95-28, Institute for Policy Resarch at Northwestern University.
  • Handle: RePEc:wop:nwuipr:95-28
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    To our knowledge, this item is not available for download. To find whether it is available, there are three options:
    1. Check below whether another version of this item is available online.
    2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
    3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.

    More about this item

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:wop:nwuipr:95-28. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Thomas Krichel). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/ipnwuus.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.