Why Programs Get Replicated

In this article from 2004, the authors look at the institutional pressures that cause programs to be replicated without any evidence that they work better than other programs in the same field—or, in some cases, that they work at all. One of the programs described here is DARE, now proposed by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions as a major partner for the Department of Justice in drug enforcement work.

Toward a Theory of Sector Selection

More and more, nonprofits are behaving like businesses and businesses are upholding—or at least claiming to uphold—social values. So how does today’s social entrepreneur decide on which organizational form to take? This article offers a framework built on foundation theory and early conceptual models to help the entrepreneur make an informed decision.