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Arthur Gautier

Arthur Gautier is the Executive Director of the ESSEC Philanthropy Chair and a Research Fellow at ESSEC Business School since 2011. He teaches for the MSc in Management and the ESSEC Executive Education. He is the Academic Director of the French Fundraising Certificate since 2016.

He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) de Paris (2009) and is an alumni from ESSCA School of Management (2005).

His research focuses on individual and corporate philanthropy, in an institutional and historical perspective. He authored several books, articles, and reports on these topics.

Before joining the chair, Dr. Gautier was Publications & Events Director at Admical, France’s leading institute for corporate philanthropy, and worked as a consultant in the music industry.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected publications

De Nervaux, L., & Gautier, A. (forthcoming). France. In P. Johnson, et al. (Eds.), Global Philanthropy Report. Harvard: Harvard Kennedy School.

Bothello, J., Gautier, A., & Pache, A.-C. (forthcoming). Families, Firms and Philanthropy: Shareholder foundation responses to competing goals. In L. Roza, L. Meijs, & von Schnurbein, G. (Eds.), International Research Handbook on Corporate Foundations. Berlin: Springer.

André, K., Bureau, S., Gautier, A., & Rubel, O. 2017. Beyond the opposition between altruism and self-interest: Reciprocal giving in reward-based crowdfunding. Journal of Business Ethics, 146(2), 313–332.

Gautier, A., & de Nervaux, L. 2017. Research on giving in France. In B. Hoolwerf & T. N. M. Schuyt (Eds.), Giving in Europe: the state of research on giving in 20 European countries: 103–116. Amsterdam: ERNOP.

Gautier, A., Pache, A.-C., & Chowdhury, I. 2016. Bound to fail yet successful: Understanding institutionalization processes of contested practices. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2016(1): 13220. Best Paper in the History of CSR Award, Social Issues in Management Division.

Sandford, S., Pache, A.-C., & Gautier, A. 2016. Donations within limits. Stanford Social Innovation Review, 14(1): 20–25.

Gautier, A. (2015). Le mécénat d’entreprise en France. Histoire et perspectives. Revue Française de Gestion, 41(249): 13-32.

Gautier, A., Pache, A.C., & Mossel, V. 2015. Giving in France: A philanthropic renewal after decades of distrust. In P. Wiepking & F. Handy (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Global Philanthropy (pp. 137–154). London: Palgrave MacMillan.

Gautier, A., Pache, A.C., 2015. Research on corporate philanthropy: A review and assessment, Journal of Business Ethics, 126(3): 343-369.

Seghers, V., Delsol, X, Gautier, A., Bothello, J., Le Brun, F. 2015. Shareholder foundations: The first European study. Paris : Prophil.

Pache, A.C., Gautier, A., 2014. A global family affair, Stanford Social Innovation Review, 12(3): 61-62.

Gautier, A., Pache, A.C., 2014. La philanthropie : une affaire de familles. Paris: Autrement.

Gautier, A., Pache, A.-C., & Chowdhury, I. 2013. Nonprofit roles in for-profit firms: The institutionalization of corporate philanthropy in France. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2013: 17464.

Gautier, A., Pache, A.C., 2012. La philanthropie familiale en France, Revue des Deux Mondes, December: 126-135.