Research on Corporate Philanthropy: A Review and Assessment

Journal of Business Ethics 126 (3):343-369 (2015)

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We review some 30 years of academic research on corporate philanthropy, taking stock of the current state of research about this rising practice and identifying gaps and puzzles that deserve further investigation. To do so, we examine a total of 162 academic papers in the fields of management, economics, sociology, and public policy, and analyze their content in a systematic fashion. We distinguish four main lines of inquiry within the literature: the essence of corporate philanthropy, its different drivers, the way it is organized, and its likely outcomes. After reviewing the main findings of the literature, we build on several research gaps to highlight directions for future research on corporate philanthropy with an interest in strengthening our understanding of this fascinating phenomenon at the crossroads of business and society
Keywords Corporate philanthropy  Corporate social responsibility  Corporate giving  Corporate contributions  Literature review  Meta-analysis
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DOI 10.1007/s10551-013-1969-7
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