The Economics of the Third Sector

Toward a More Comprehensive Approach
  • Alberto Bacchiega
  • Carlo Borzaga
Part of the Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies book series (NCSS)


Several studies (Ciriec, 2000; Salamon & Anheier, 1994) have documented the growth, during the 1980s and the 1990s in the number of nonprofit organizations, in their employment share, and in their revenue. In several countries the nonprofit sector outperformed both the public and the private for-profit sector.


Nonprofit Organization Social Enterprise Incentive Structure Sector Organization Nonprofit Sector 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alberto Bacchiega
    • 1
  • Carlo Borzaga
    • 2
  1. 1.University of YorkYorkUK
  2. 2.Department of EconomiesUniversity of TrentoTrentoItaly

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