Are Nonprofits Unfair Competitors for Businesses? An Analytical Approach

Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, 23 (1): 65-79, 2004

16 Pages Posted: 6 Sep 2015

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Yong Liu

University of Arizona

Charles Weinberg

University of British Columbia (UBC)

Date Written: 2004

Abstract

This study examines duopoly price competition between a for-profit firm and a nonprofit organization. It shows that the competitive outcome is predominantly the consequence of their different objective functions. The damage to the for-profit caused by the nonprofit’s policy and regulatory advantages is only marginal. Moreover, the for-profit can protect itself by acquiring Stackelberg price leadership.

Keywords: nonprofits, competitive strategy, game theory, market structure, pricing

Suggested Citation

Liu, Yong and Weinberg, Charles, Are Nonprofits Unfair Competitors for Businesses? An Analytical Approach (2004). Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, 23 (1): 65-79, 2004, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2656385

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