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Nonprofits are Not Alike: The Role of Catholic and Protestant Affiliation


Lapo Filistrucchi


Tilburg University, Department of Economics, CentER & TILEC; University of Florence, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche

Jens Prufer


Tilburg University - CentER; Tilburg University - Law and Economics Center (TILEC); Tilburg University - Department of Organization & Strategy

April 26, 2013

TILEC Discussion Paper No. 2013-013

Abstract:     
There are no generally accepted results regarding the objectives, decisions, and economic outcomes of nonprofit organizations, as compared to forprodit or public firms. We posit that this inconclusiveness is due to a too broad definition of nonprofits and that different types of nonprofits exist. This conjecture is investigated by constructing a model in which nonprofits differ by religious affiliation and testing the resulting hypotheses on the observed behavior of German nonprofit hospitals. We find that Catholic and Protestant nonprofits adopt significantly different strategies in the market. This confirms our conjecture and the importance of religion for economic outcomes.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 38

Keywords: Nonprofits, Governance, Owner Objectives, Religious Organizations

JEL Classification: L31, L21, Z12, D64, I11

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Date posted: May 2, 2013  

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Filistrucchi, Lapo and Prufer, Jens, Nonprofits are Not Alike: The Role of Catholic and Protestant Affiliation (April 26, 2013). TILEC Discussion Paper No. 2013-013. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2259051 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2259051

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Lapo Filistrucchi (Contact Author)
Tilburg University, Department of Economics, CentER & TILEC ( email )
P.O. Box 90153
Tilburg, Noord-Brabant NL-5000 LE
Netherlands
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University of Florence, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche ( email )
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Florence, Florence IT-50127
Italy
Jens Prufer
Tilburg University - CentER ( email )
P.O. Box 90153
Tilburg, DC 5000 LE
Netherlands
Tilburg University - Law and Economics Center (TILEC) ( email )
Warandelaan 2
Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands
Tilburg University - Department of Organization & Strategy ( email )
Netherlands
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