We propose a model of the volunteering organisation, allowing a very general definition of the production set in the non-profit sector. Subsequently, we measure technical efficiency throughout a sample of 643 Italian volunteering organisations. As most output measures turn out to be ordinal variables, we propose and utilise a non conventional efficiency measure based on the Free Disposal Hull (FDH) approach. Finally, we analyse the impact of some characteristics of the volunteering organisations on their efficiency. Indicators for the information, motivation and educational attainment of volunteers turn out to be positively correlated with efficiency.
|Titolo:||The efficiency of volunteering organisations.A Free Disposal Hull analysis ofItalian health volunteering|
|Autori interni:||DESTEFANIS, Sergio Pietro|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2002|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||7.12 Altro|