This Note describes the results of a survey of top-level managers of three nonmarket organizations. The principal objectives of the research reported in this Note were to find evidence of "nonmarket failures" and to identify some of the organizational characteristics that influence those "failures." The Note also assesses the suitability of the methodology employed, and suggests the most productive areas for further research in nonmarket failures. The organizations studied were the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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