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Dilemma for Non-profit Organizations: Ideology or Survival? : The Case of Cooperative Organizations
University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
2005 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 15 poäng / 22,5 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The objective of this study is to identify and discuss the “dilemma” that Non-Profit Organizations face today given the contemporary context in which they have to operate. This concept includes problems and challenges that are conditioning and changing the non-profit mentality.

We live in a capitalist and global world that forces the organizations to be increasingly competitive greatly limiting their ability to pursue their ideological and ethical values. Under these conditions, the main question in our mind remains: Is non-profit a pure ideology difficult to apply in a world driven by capitalism? During our research, we have observed that the dilemma was obvious in the European cooperative sector. In fact, the governance of these particular entities is similar to for-profit organizations (we will explain this in detail in chapter 2, part 2.3.1). Thus, we decided to focus our work on the cooperative mentality or “homo cooperativus” and its evolution over the last few years.

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Handelshögskolan BBS , 2005. , p. 60
Keywords [en]
Non-profit sector; Dilemma; Changing Cooperative Mentality; Technological Capitalism; “Homo cooperativus”; “Homo economicus”.
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hik:diva-116OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hik-116DiVA, id: diva2:890
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