What is, if any, the distinctive comparative advantage of the non profit enterprise? One line of theorizing, which I want to pursue in this paper, is that the non profit enterprise (in short NPE) is able to attract ideological entrepreneurs and workers (Rose-Ackerman 1996). “Ideologues” are agents committed the principles of a given philosophy of service, a “mission” in a field of provision and distribution of some welfare good or service. In terms of the idea of “basic institutions” of society (Rawls 1971), a “mission” may be understood as typically the endeavour of providing some “primary goods” such as health, education, culture, basic income (that is the basis of self-respect) and ideologues are individuals committed to the institutional mission of providing a “primary good” and its fair distribution.

Efficiency of the non profit Enterprise: Constitutional Ideology, Conformist Preferences and Reputation / L. Sacconi - In: The Invisible Hand and the Common Good / [a cura di] B. Hodgson. - Berlin : Springer, 2004. - ISBN 3540223533. - pp. 207-256 (( Intervento presentato al 9. convegno International Conference on Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy (SEEP) tenutosi a Peterborough nel 2002 [10.1007/978-3-662-10347-0_11].

Efficiency of the non profit Enterprise: Constitutional Ideology, Conformist Preferences and Reputation

L. Sacconi
2004

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What is, if any, the distinctive comparative advantage of the non profit enterprise? One line of theorizing, which I want to pursue in this paper, is that the non profit enterprise (in short NPE) is able to attract ideological entrepreneurs and workers (Rose-Ackerman 1996). “Ideologues” are agents committed the principles of a given philosophy of service, a “mission” in a field of provision and distribution of some welfare good or service. In terms of the idea of “basic institutions” of society (Rawls 1971), a “mission” may be understood as typically the endeavour of providing some “primary goods” such as health, education, culture, basic income (that is the basis of self-respect) and ideologues are individuals committed to the institutional mission of providing a “primary good” and its fair distribution.
Social Welfare Function; Nash Bargaining Solution; Fiduciary Duty; Conformist Preference; Welfare Good
Settore SECS-P/02 - Politica Economica
Settore SPS/01 - Filosofia Politica
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