Administrative Efficiency and Donation of Foundations in China

Xiaoxia Xie, Shuang Lu, Chien Chung Huang, Yuqi Wang, Fei Pei

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Using data from 594 foundations in China, this paper examines the effects of administrative efficiency, measured by price of donation and administrative ratio, on donations to foundations in China during years 2011–2013. The results found that foundations with low administrative efficiency received significantly lower donations than those with high efficiency. This difference, however, was not significant between foundations with medium and high efficiency. The findings suggest that donors pay attention to administrative efficiency when giving to foundations and also allow reasonable administrative costs to maintain foundations’ operations in China.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)410-420
Number of pages11
JournalHuman Service Organizations Management, Leadership and Governance
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 7 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Strategy and Management


  • Administrative efficiency
  • China
  • donation
  • foundation
  • price of donation


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