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Does commercialization play a major role in NGOs’ development in Lund, Sweden?

Zhang, Phoebe LU (2014) EKHK18 20141
Department of Economic History
Abstract
In general, non-government organizations (NGOs) are regarded as charity and humanitarian advocacy agents in developing and developed countries. With globalization, NGOs have been influenced by commercialization and some of them started to run commercial activities. This essay studies whether commercialization plays a major role for NGOs in making them sustainable over time in Sweden. I have interviewed representatives of two NGOs in Lund and they both have commercial activities. The findings are that commercialization plays a modest role, and that NGOs can survive financially without it. However, in the future commercialization can create more chances for NGOs to cooperate with governments and other international organizations, provide new... (More)
In general, non-government organizations (NGOs) are regarded as charity and humanitarian advocacy agents in developing and developed countries. With globalization, NGOs have been influenced by commercialization and some of them started to run commercial activities. This essay studies whether commercialization plays a major role for NGOs in making them sustainable over time in Sweden. I have interviewed representatives of two NGOs in Lund and they both have commercial activities. The findings are that commercialization plays a modest role, and that NGOs can survive financially without it. However, in the future commercialization can create more chances for NGOs to cooperate with governments and other international organizations, provide new job positions to disabled people and volunteers, produce a charity-oriented market, and facilitate the organization management. (Less)
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author
Zhang, Phoebe LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
A Comparative Study of Individuell Människohjälp (IM) and Erikshjälpen
course
EKHK18 20141
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
commercialization, NGOs, partnership, charity, self-reliance, sustainability, Sweden.
language
English
additional info
The transcripts of two interviews are available upon request.
id
4587061
date added to LUP
2014-08-13 08:45:37
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2014-08-13 08:45:37
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  abstract     = {In general, non-government organizations (NGOs) are regarded as charity and humanitarian advocacy agents in developing and developed countries. With globalization, NGOs have been influenced by commercialization and some of them started to run commercial activities. This essay studies whether commercialization plays a major role for NGOs in making them sustainable over time in Sweden. I have interviewed representatives of two NGOs in Lund and they both have commercial activities. The findings are that commercialization plays a modest role, and that NGOs can survive financially without it. However, in the future commercialization can create more chances for NGOs to cooperate with governments and other international organizations, provide new job positions to disabled people and volunteers, produce a charity-oriented market, and facilitate the organization management.},
  author       = {Zhang, Phoebe},
  keyword      = {commercialization,NGOs,partnership,charity,self-reliance,sustainability,Sweden.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Does commercialization play a major role in NGOs’ development in Lund, Sweden?},
  year         = {2014},
}