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Assessing the Productive Efficiency of Non-Profit Organisations: a Comparative Analysis

Sergio Destefanis () and Ornella Maietta

CELPE Discussion Papers from CELPE - Centre of Labour Economics and Economic Policy, University of Salerno, Italy

Abstract: Empirical evidence on the productive efficiency of non-profit organisations is at present scarce and not conclusive. In the present work, we analyse this issue by relying on a new data-set about Italian for-profit and non-profit organisations engaged in the provision of communal services. While most of the existing evidence relates to health-care organisations only, our data-set also surveys organisations involved in other communal services.The results indicate that the efficiency of non-profit organisations does not significantly differ from that of other organisations, and shed some light about the determination of their performance. The selection procedures adopted in hiring labour are found to be very relevant. We also find that the production of relational goods (measured by two different proxies) is related to organisational efficiency and to the promotion efforts of non-profit organisations.

Keywords: european employment strategy; youth unemployment; active labour market policy; Italy; regional unemployment differentials (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D23 J41 L31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2001-11
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