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Mapping Out Economics of Non Profit Sector in Turkish Context

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At the course of 1970s, non-profit sector – that became a significant entity in nation’s economic activity particularly in delivery of public/welfare services- started to attract attentions of economists whom have been trying to understand the emergence of these organizations relying on economic notions. To date, plethora of arguments has been put forward by them inspiring from demand and supply side analysis as well as institutional approaches. Donor motivations, customer attitudes and preferences of entrepreneurs can be stated as the backbone of these aforementioned theoretical explanations. In this paper, firstly, non-profit organizations will be defined and elucidated in economic senses, besides NP sector will be examined concerning microeconomic approaches that articulate the emergence of it. This analysis will be exercised relying on three reference points consisted of demand and supply-side theories in addition to the institutional differences approach. Secondly, Turkish NP sector will be mapped out regarding to three fundamental sections: a) historical background, b) legal framework and taxation, c) their role in provision of public services.

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