Sector Bias in Public Programs: US Nonprofit Hospitals

Journal of Behavioral Public Administration 3(1): 1-8 (2020)

14 Pages Posted: 14 Apr 2020 Last revised: 24 Jun 2020

See all articles by Kenneth J. Meier

Kenneth J. Meier

American University; Cardiff University; Leiden University - Institute of Public Administration

Seung-Ho An

University of Arizona - School of Government and Public Policy

Date Written: 2020

Abstract

This study investigates whether the public perceives nonprofit organizations as different from private for-profit and public organizations and whether introducing new performance management systems would provide positive credits to the organization. Using two randomized survey experiments on US hospitals (one with an adult sample and the other with a student sample), we replicate the study of Hvidman & Andersen (2016) in Denmark with an extension of adding a nonprofit organization cue. The results show no sectoral differences among the hospitals and no positive feedback for adopting a new performance management system.

Keywords: Sectoral differences, Sector bias, Performance management, Replication, Nonprofit organization

Suggested Citation

Meier, Kenneth J. and An, Seung-Ho, Sector Bias in Public Programs: US Nonprofit Hospitals (2020). Journal of Behavioral Public Administration 3(1): 1-8 (2020), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3556967 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3556967

Kenneth J. Meier

American University ( email )

4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20016
United States

Cardiff University ( email )

Aberconway Building
Colum Drive
Cardiff, Wales CF10 3EU
United Kingdom

Leiden University - Institute of Public Administration ( email )

P.O. Box 13228
Den Haag, 2501 EE
Netherlands

Seung-Ho An (Contact Author)

University of Arizona - School of Government and Public Policy

315 Social Science Building
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Downloads
5
Abstract Views
113
PlumX Metrics