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Entry Thresholds and Competitive Behavior Among Nonprofit Firms


Teresa D. Harrison


Drexel University - Department of Economics & International Business

Jeremy P. Thornton


Samford University - Brock School of Business

October 13, 2012


Abstract:     
This paper attempts to describe the competitive behavior of charitable non-profit firms when prices and output are difficult to observe. The paper exploits cross-sectional variation in market size to estimate the number of non-profits that can be supported within a market. We find that our sample markets generally reach competitive levels once three or more firms are observed. The paper offers several possible interpretations of these findings and future directions for our research.

Keywords: entry thresholds, nonprofit, competition

JEL Classification: L31, L11, D43

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Date posted: November 26, 2011 ; Last revised: January 30, 2014

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Harrison, Teresa D. and Thornton, Jeremy P., Entry Thresholds and Competitive Behavior Among Nonprofit Firms (October 13, 2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1964437 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1964437

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Teresa D. Harrison
Drexel University - Department of Economics & International Business ( email )
3141 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States
Jeremy P. Thornton (Contact Author)
Samford University - Brock School of Business ( email )
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229
United States
2057262128 (Phone)
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