By Helmut K. Anheier, Avner Ben-Ner
This quantity addresses the necessity to revisit the industrial theories from the final 20 years that experience contributed to the advance of a targeted study schedule on nonprofit companies. lengthy ignored as an issue of theorizing and empirical research by means of mainstream economics particularly, those preliminary theories of nonprofit companies from the overdue Seventies and early Eighties proceed to form theoretical and conceptual efforts. Importantly, their impression extends past economics and informs sociological and politics technology methods to the set of corporations and associations situated among the industry company and the nation organization to boot.
While the theoretical map of nonprofit study has improved past those early makes an attempt and now comprise a number of different significant theories comparable to stakeholder techniques, supply-side or entrepreneurial theories, institutional theories and comparative methods. This paintings means that it's time to take inventory and reexamine many of the fundamentals from which those fiscal theories function.
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The salience of "agency" (search for meaning through action) among a person's needs is likely to increase with wealth and education, while the latter also increases the ability to take initiatives. Thus, we expect an abundant supply of entrepreneurs in general, and of nonprofit entrepreneurs in particular. The number of institutions aimed at supporting nonprofit activity by providing "seed money" and caring for other financial needs is increasing: grant-making foundations are also spreading outside the United States, and credit institutions specifically devoted to finance NPOs are created.
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Second, if volunteers operate within the organization, they play the role of guardians of the organization's adherence to its mission, because deviations from the mission deprive volunteers' effort of its moral reward. Third, if members of mutual NPOs are part of a cohesive group-which means that they care about each other's welfare and opinions, and can easily observe each other's contributions to the organization-they can apply social pressure on free riders and enforce codes of behavior that are THE THEORY Of NONPROfIT ORGANIZATIONS REVISITED 19 conducive to collective action in the common interests of the group.
The Study of the Nonprofit Enterprise: Theories and Approaches by Helmut K. Anheier, Avner Ben-Ner