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The governance of not-for-profit organizations /
edited by Edward L. Glaeser.
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Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2003.
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x, 245 p. : ill.
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0226297853 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2003.
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0226297853 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Ownership form and trapped capital in the hospital industry / Henry Hansmann, Daniel Kessler, and Mark McClellan -- Does governance matter? / Sharon Oster and Willian N. Goetzmann -- HMO penetration, ownership status, and the rise of hospital advertising / Jason R. Barro and Michael Chu -- Objective functions and compenstation structured in non-profit and for-profit organizations / Burcay Erus and Burton A. Weisbrod -- Renaissance instrument to support nonprofits / Johnathan Katz Nelson and Richard J. Zeckhauser -- Theories of firm behavior in the nonprofit sector / Anup Malani, Tomas Philipson, and Guy David -- Role of nonprofit endowments / Raymond Fisman and R. Glenn Hubbard.
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5049879
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Not-for-profit organizations play a critical role in the American economy. In health care, education, culture, and religion, we trust not-for-profit firms to serve the interests of their donors, customers, employees, and society at large. We know that such firms don't try to maximize profits, but what do they maximize? This book attempts to answer that question, assembling leading experts on the economics of the not-for-profit sector to examine the problems of the health care industry, art museums, universities, and even the medieval church. Contributors look at a number of different aspects of not-for-profit operations, from the problems of fundraising, endowments, and governance to specific issues like hospital advertising. The picture that emerges is complex and surprising. In some cases, not-for-profit firms appear to work extremely well: competition for workers, customers, and donors leads not-for-profit organizations to function as efficiently as any for-profit firm. In other contexts, large endowments and weak governance allow elite workers to maximize their own interests, rather than those of their donors, customers, or society at large. Taken together, these papers greatly advance our knowledge of the dynamics and operations of not-for-profit organizations, revealing the underexplored systems of pressures and challenges that shape their governance.
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Not-for-profit organizations play a critical role in the American economy. In health care, education, culture, and religion, we trust not-for-profit firms to serve the interests of their donors, customers, employees, and society at large. We know that such firms don't try to maximize profits, but what do they maximize? This book attempts to answer that question, assembling leading experts on the economics of the not-for-profit sector to examine the problems of the health care industry, art museums, universities, and even the medieval church. Contributors look at a number of different aspects of not-for-profit operations, from the problems of fundraising, endowments, and governance to specific issues like hospital advertising. The picture that emerges is complex and surprising. In some cases, not-for-profit firms appear to work extremely well: competition for workers, customers, and donors leads not-for-profit organizations to function as efficiently as any for-profit firm. In other contexts, large endowments and weak governance allow elite workers to maximize their own interests, rather than those of their donors, customers, or society at large. Taken together, these papers greatly advance our knowledge of the dynamics and operations of not-for-profit organizations, revealing the under-explored systems of pressures and challenges that shape their governance.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Ownership Form and Trapped Capital in the Hospital Business
Does Governance Matter? The Case of Art Museums
HMO Penetration, Ownership Status, and the Rise of Hospital Advertising
Objective Functions and Compensation Structures in Nonprofit and For-Profit Organizations: Evidence from the ""Mixed"" Hospital Industry
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