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How to solve the tragedy of the commons? Social entrepreneurs and global public goods

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We show that when a star type network is formed by an entrepreneur, a non-profit organization run by a social entrepreneur is more reconcilable with the social objective of providing the global public good than a profit organization run by a business entrepreneur. This network formation and efficacy of financing a global public good on a local scale is analyzed in a "selective incentive-cum-global public good" model. Because local networks can play a significant role in preserving the global commons, this finding has important policy implications for global public good provisions such as greenhouse gas abatement and international security.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2002

    Research areas

  • Public Good, Network Formation, Selective Incentive, Non-profit organization, Social Entrepreneur, social capital

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