Nonprofit Organization Develop Social Enterprise Business Model in Taiwan: A Case Study of Taiwan’s Large-Scale NPO

  •  Meng-Chueh Hsu    
  •  Shang-Yung Yen    


Nonprofit organizations take important roles and functions in our modern society. However, because of the fierce competitions in market and the rapid social changes, nonprofit organizations are facing the same management issues with profit making organizations, such as financial difficulties or lack of resources. In this qualitative research, in order to discuss the issue about nonprofit organization transformation from the prospective of nonprofit management and organization transformation, we interviewed a large nonprofit organization in Taiwan, analyzed the results and provided case studies. We also considered about the social enterprise model to explain the concept between nonprofit organization and social enterprise. In our conclusion, we found that when nonprofit organization transformation took a place and changed the service model into the social enterprise model, the reasons are not limited to the management needs but included to provide the more appropriate services and working approaches. Therefore, the difference between the nonprofit organization and the social enterprise is clarified through this research.

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