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dc.contributor.authorDollery, Brianen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorWallis, Joeen_NZ
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dc.date.copyright2002-05en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationDollery, B., & Wallis, J. (2002). Economic theories of the voluntary sector: a survey of government failure and market failure approaches (Economics Discussion Papers Series No. 208). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/986en
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dc.description.abstractThis paper attempts to survey the economic literature on demand-based theories of the voluntary sector, which derive from theory of government failure and the market failure paradigm. We discuss scholarly attempts to define the voluntary sector and establish various criteria which characterise voluntary organisations as well as the ways in which different economists have sought to classify the theories of the voluntary sector. Moreover, we examine theories which invoke government failure to explain the genesis of the voluntary sector and review theories premised on market failure, including asymmetric information models, customer control models, principal-agent problems and private philanthropy, and disadvantaged consumers. The paper ends with some tentative extensions and criticisms of the literature on demand-based theories of the voluntary sector.en_NZ
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dc.publisherUniversity of Otagoen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomics Discussion Papers Seriesen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.business.otago.ac.nz/econ/research/discussionpapers/DP0208.pdfen_NZ
dc.subjectvoluntary sectoren_NZ
dc.subjectmarket failureen_NZ
dc.subjectgovernment failureen_NZ
dc.subjectvoluntary failureen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshHB Economic Theoryen_NZ
dc.titleEconomic theories of the voluntary sector: a survey of government failure and market failure approachesen_NZ
dc.typeDiscussion Paperen_NZ
dc.description.versionUnpublisheden_NZ
otago.bitstream.pages25en_NZ
otago.date.accession2006-02-03en_NZ
otago.schoolEconomicsen_NZ
otago.openaccessOpen
otago.place.publicationDunedin, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.identifier.eprints244en_NZ
otago.school.eprintsEconomicsen_NZ
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