【112.5.29】公事所專題演講：Nonprofit Inc. Why for-profit modelling is (not) a good idea in a nonprofit context.
演講題目：Nonprofit Inc. Why for-profit modelling is (not) a good idea in a nonprofit context.
講者：Prof. dr. Ben Suykens
Assistant Professor Ghent University
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
Department of Public Governance and Management
Nonprofit organizations (NPOs) becoming business-like is a contested issue. Some understand the adoption of business-like practices by NPOs as a case of adopting rational myths through institutional isomorphism and thus potentially dangerous for NPOs’ ability to fulfill their unique societal roles. Others are more optimistic, arguing that technical rationality is possible in the adoption of business-like practices, and that such practices can therefore support NPOs in fulfilling a wide range of societal roles. In this lecture, we will discuss different forms of NPOs becoming business-like, and explore their drivers and effects.