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    Louis H. Amato & Christie H. Amato (2007). The Effects of Firm Size and Industry on Corporate Giving. Journal of Business Ethics 72 (3):229 - 241.
    Recent downward trends in corporate giving have renewed interest in the factors that shape corporate philanthropy. This paper examines the relationships between charitable contributions, firm size and industry. Improvements over previous studies include an IRS data base that covers a much broader range of firm sizes and industries as compared to previous studies and estimation using an instrumental variable technique that explicitly addresses potential simultaneity between charitable contributions and profitability. Important findings provide evidence of a cubic relationship between charitable giving (...)
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    Louis H. Amato & Christie H. Amato (2012). Retail Philanthropy: Firm Size, Industry, and Business Cycle. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 107 (4):435-448.
    This article investigates the effects of firm size, profitability, industry affiliation, and the business cycle on retailer philanthropy. The importance of industry and firm effects on giving was analyzed with regression models using industry-fixed effects as well as firm strategy variables. The analysis included instrumental variables methodology to account for simultaneity in the charitable giving–profits relationship. Data were gathered from the IRS Corporate Statistics of Income Sourcebook, data that provide firm size class measures covering the entire firm size distribution ranging (...)
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  3. Louis H. Amato & Christie H. Amato (2007). The Effects of Firm Size and Industry on Corporate Giving. Journal of Business Ethics 72 (3):229-241.
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