The marketisation of charities in England and Wales

McKay, Steve and Moro, Domenico and Teasdale, Simon and Clifford, David (2015) The marketisation of charities in England and Wales. Voluntas, 26 (1). pp. 336-354. ISSN 0957-8765

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Abstract

Much has been written about the reasons for and impact of marketisation on charities, their clients, and wider civil society. A central component of the marketisation thesis is that charities are substituting grants and donations with commercial revenue. However, there is no consensus in the existing literature as to whether the two sources of revenue are substitutes or complementary. This paper shows that between 2003 and 2007 there was a significant increase in the proportion of overall revenue attracted from commercial sources by charities in England and Wales. Using our preferred generalised method of moments estimation model we show that the annual persistence of commercial revenue overtime was 44% . In particular, a +10% change in grants and donations was associated with a -3.1% change in commercial revenue.

Keywords:market, nonprofit organization, numerical model, panel data, substitution, England, United Kingdom, Wales, bmjgoldcheck, NotOAChecked
Subjects:L Social studies > L400 Social Policy
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
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Deposited On:10 Apr 2015 11:25

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