John Conley (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Introduction to the Special Issue on Leadership, Altruism, and Social Organization
Version of Record online: 19 JUL 2010
© 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Public Economic Theory
Volume 12, Issue 4, pages 603–608, August 2010
How to Cite
CHANDER, P., CONLEY, J. P. and VESTERLUND, L. (2010), Introduction to the Special Issue on Leadership, Altruism, and Social Organization. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 12: 603–608. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9779.2010.01466.x
- Issue online: 19 JUL 2010
- Version of Record online: 19 JUL 2010
- Received May 12, 2010; Accepted May 12, 2010.
The objective of the conference on “Leadership, Altruism, and Social Organization” was to bring researchers together who were interested in exploring the functioning of the nonprofit sector. The conference and this special issue focus on three themes. First, what causes social and volunteer-based organizations to successfully compete against a private enterprise? Second, why do individuals or organizations take the lead in providing or securing provision of public goods? Third, what are the consequences of having altruistically motivated agents, and how can such motives be sustained?