Are nonprofits unfair competitors for businesses? An analytical approach

Yong Liu, Charles B. Weinberg

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-79
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Public Policy and Marketing
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Marketing


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