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O R I G I N A L P A P E RSocial Marketisation and Policy Influence of ThirdSector Organisations: Evidence from the UKJun Han 1Published online: 8 March 2017Ó The Author(s) 2017. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.comAbstract The marketisation of social sector organisations or social marketisationemerged and spread around the world in the past three decades. In contrast withexisting literature which claims that social marketisation makes social sectororganisations reduce their efforts on advocacy and thus harms a civil society, thisresearch argues that social marketisation is positively contributed to the influence ofthird sector organisations on government policies, and thus it strengthens civilsociety, rather than erodes it. Based on the National Survey of Charities and SocialEnterprises in the UK, the results of regression analyses indicate clearly that, whenother factors are equal, the two indicators of social marketisation, socialentrepreneurship and achievi...