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Here is a list of academic articles on philanthropy published in peer-reviewed scientific journals from many different disciplines. These references are accessible via search engines such as Google Scholar, but access can be restricted for copyright reasons.

Andreoni, J. 1990. Impure Altruism and Donations to Public Goods: A Theory of Warm-Glow Giving. The Economic Journal, 100(401): 464–477.

Arrow, K. J. 1972. Gifts and Exchanges. Philosophy & Public Affairs, 1(4): 343–362.

Bartkus, B. R., Morris, S. A., & Seifert, B. 2002. Governance and Corporate Philanthropy. Business & Society, 41(3): 319 –344.

Becker, G. S. 1961. Notes on an economic analysis of philanthropy. National Bureau of Economic Research.

Bekkers, R., & Wiepking, P. 2011. A Literature Review of Empirical Studies of Philanthropy: Eight Mechanisms That Drive Charitable Giving. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 40(5): 924–973.

Brammer, S., & Millington, A. 2005. Corporate Reputation and Philanthropy: An Empirical Analysis. Journal of Business Ethics, 61(1): 29–44.

Brammer, S., & Millington, A. 2006. Firm size, organizational visibility and corporate philanthropy: an empirical analysis.Business Ethics: A European Review, 15(1): 6–18.

Brown, W. O., Helland, E., & Smith, J. K. 2006. Corporate Philanthropic Practices. Journal of Corporate Finance, 12(5): 855–877.

Buchholtz, A. K., Amason, A. C., & Rutherford, M. A. 1999. Beyond Resources: The Mediating Effect of Top Management Discretion and Values on Corporate Philanthropy. Business & Society, 38(2): 167–187.

Campbell, D., & Slack, R. 2008. Corporate “Philanthropy Strategy” and “Strategic Philanthropy”: Some Insights From Voluntary Disclosures in Annual Reports. Business & Society, 47(2): 187–212.

Carnegie, A. 1889. Wealth. The North American Review, 148(391): 653–664.

Choi, J., & Wang, H. 2007. The Promise of a Managerial Values Approach to Corporate Philanthropy. Journal of Business Ethics, 75(4): 345–359.

Daly, S. 2011. Philanthropy as an Essentially Contested Concept. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 23(3): 535–557.

Ebrahim, A., & Rangan, V. K. 2014. What Impact?: A Framework for Measuring the Scale and Scope of Social Performance.California Management Review, 56(3): 118–141.

Eikenberry, A. M. 2007. Philanthropy, Voluntary Association, and Governance Beyond the State: Giving Circles and Challenges for Democracy. Administration & Society, 39(7): 857–882.

Fack, G., & Landais, C. 2010. Are Tax Incentives for Charitable Giving Efficient? Evidence from France. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2(2): 117–141.

Faldetta, G. 2011. The Logic of Gift and Gratuitousness in Business Relationships. Journal of Business Ethics, 100(1): 67–77.

File, K. M., & Prince, R. A. 1998. Cause related marketing and corporate philanthropy in the privately held enterprise. Journal of Business Ethics, 17(14): 1529–1539.

Fontaine, P. 2007. From Philanthropy to Altruism: Incorporating Unselfish Behavior into Economics, 1961-1975. History of Political Economy, 39(1): 1–46.

Frumkin, P. 2003. Inside venture philanthropy. Society, 40(4): 7–15.

Fry, L. W., Keim, G. D., & Meiners, R. E. 1982. Corporate Contributions: Altruistic or For-Profit?  Academy of Management Journal, 25(1): 94–106.

Galaskiewicz, J. 1985. Professional Networks and the Institutionalization of a Single Mind Set. American Sociological Review, 50(5): 639–658.

Gautier, A., & Pache, A.-C. 2015. Research on Corporate Philanthropy: A Review and Assessment. Journal of Business Ethics, 126(3): 343–369.

Godfrey, P. C. 2005. The Relationship between Corporate Philanthropy and Shareholder Wealth: A Risk Management Perspective. Academy of Management Review, 30(4): 777–798.

Grant, A. M. 2012. Giving Time, Time After Time: Work Design and Sustained Employee Participation in Corporate Volunteering. Academy of Management Review, 37(4): 589–615.

Guilhot, N. 2004. Une vocation philanthropique: George Soros, les sciences sociales et la régulation du marché mondial.Actes de la recherche en sciences sociales, 151-152(1): 36–48.

Kania, J., & Kramer, M. R. 2011. Collective Impact. Stanford Social Innovation Review, 9(1): 36–41.

Karl, B. D., & Katz, S. N. 1987. Foundations and ruling class elites. Daedalus, 116(1): 1–40.

Katz, S. N. 2005. What Does It Mean to Say That Philanthropy Is “Effective”? The Philanthropists’ New Clothes. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 149(2): 123–131.

Letts, C. W., Ryan, W., & Grossman, A. 1997. Virtuous Capital: What Foundations Can Learn from Venture Capitalists.Harvard Business Review, 75(2): 36–50.

List, J. A. 2011. The Market for Charitable Giving. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 25(2): 157–180.

Maas, K., & Liket, K. 2011. Talk the Walk: Measuring the Impact of Strategic Philanthropy. Journal of Business Ethics, 100(3): 445–464.

Marquis, C., & Lee, M. 2013. Who is governing whom? Executives, governance, and the structure of generosity in large U.S. firms. Strategic Management Journal, 34(4): 483–497.

Michel, G., & Rieunier, S. 2012. Nonprofit brand image and typicality influences on charitable giving. Journal of Business Research, 65(5): 701–707.

Ostrander, S. A. 2007. The Growth of Donor Control: Revisiting the Social Relations of Philanthropy. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 36(2): 356 –372.

Ostrower, F. 2006. Foundation Approaches to Effectiveness: A Typology. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 35(3): 510–516.

Porter, M. E., & Kramer, M. R. 2002. The Competitive Advantage of Corporate Philanthropy. Harvard Business Review, 80(12): 56–69.

Porter, M. E., & Kramer, M. R. 2011. Creating Shared Value. Harvard Business Review, 89(1): 62–77.

Rey-Garcia, M., & Puig-Raposo, N. 2013. Globalisation and the organisation of family philanthropy: A case of isomorphism?Business History, 55(6): 1019–1046.

Rodell, J. B. 2013. Finding Meaning Through Volunteering: Why Do Employees Volunteer and What Does It Mean for Their Jobs? Academy of Management Journal, 56(5): 1274–1294.

Saiia, D. H., Carroll, A. B., & Buchholtz, A. K. 2003. Philanthropy as Strategy. Business & Society, 42(2): 169 –201.

Schervish, P. G., & Havens, J. J. 1997. Social participation and charitable giving: A multivariate analysis. Voluntas, 8(3): 235–260.

Seifert, B., Morris, S. A., & Bartkus, B. R. 2004. Having, giving, and getting: Slack resources, corporate philanthropy, and firm financial performance. Business & Society, 43(2): 135.

Smith, C. 1994. The New Corporate Philanthropy. Harvard Business Review, 72(3): 105–114.

Su, J., & He, J. 2010. Does Giving Lead to Getting? Evidence from Chinese Private Enterprises. Journal of Business Ethics, 93(1): 73–90.

Sulek, M. 2010a. On the Classical Meaning of Philanthrôpía. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 39(3): 385–408.

Sulek, M. 2010b. On the Modern Meaning of Philanthropy. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 39(2): 193 –212.

Tilcsik, A., & Marquis, C. 2013. Punctuated Generosity How Mega-events and Natural Disasters Affect Corporate Philanthropy in U.S. Communities. Administrative Science Quarterly, 58(1): 111–148.

Tournès, L. 2008. La fondation Rockefeller et la construction d’une politique des sciences sociales en France (1918 - 1940).Annales. Histoire, sciences sociales, 63(6): 1371–1402.

van Schie, S., Guentert, S. T., & Wehner, T. 2011. No corporate volunteering without volunteers. International Journal of Business Environment, 4(2): 121–132.

Van Slyke, D. M., & Brooks, A. C. 2005. Why do People Give? American Review of Public Administration, 35(3): 199 –222.

Wang, H., & Qian, C. 2011. Corporate Philanthropy and Corporate Financial Performance: The Roles of Stakeholder Response and Political Access. Academy of Management Journal, 54(6): 1159–1181.

Wiepking, P., & Breeze, B. 2012. Feeling poor, acting stingy: the effect of money perceptions on charitable giving.International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, 17(1): 13–24.