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Since 2011, our team has been studying corporate sponsorship, family philanthropy, and hybrid philanthropic practices such as crowdfunding, shareholder foundations and impact investing. 

Here is an overview of the research projects conducted by the Chair that led to publications:
  • State of academic research on corporate philanthropy
  • Specificities of French family philanthropy
  • Institutionalization and professionalization of corporate philanthropy
  • Shareholder foundations in Europe
  • Reciprocal giving in crowdfunding
  • Employee volunteering: what leads to sustainable participation?
  • State of the art on impact assessment 
  • A conceptual history of philanthropy in France
We are now focusing on the following research projects:
  • Compartmentalizers or Hybridizers? How Individuals Respond to Multiple Institutional Logics
  • Motivations for giving: an interdisciplinary typology 
  • Strategies for philanthropy 
  • Research on corporate philanthropy: A philosophical critique
  • Selection processes in grantmaking foundations