Research

Our research is rooted in organization and management theory as well as in social science more broadly (history, sociology, social psychology). In the early years of the Chair, we explored overlooked phenomena such as the institutionalization of corporate philanthropy and the rise of family philanthropy in France. We expanded our research to analyze "hybrid" philanthropic practices combining multiple models, such as impact investing, crowdfunding, and foundation-owned companies. We also participate in collective efforts to compare philanthropy across different European countries. 

The Chair's research agenda can be summarized in two distinct yet interrelated streams: understanding philanthropy (its past, present, and future), and enhancing its impact (strategies, impact evaluation, and policy implications). Our research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as evaluation, and policy implications). Our research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Venturing, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Theory of Society, as well as top professional outlets such as California Management Review and Stanford Social Innovation Review. 


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