Corporate philanthropy, considered to be marginal practice for a long time, has now become a norm for companies in France and in most Western countries. Seen as a communication tool or an expression of corporate culture, it is also a precursor of corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies, as it consists in supporting general interest projects that create value for the firm's stakeholders. This project aims to give better understanding of a phenomenon that lies halfway between the market and society.
How can it be defined? What are its characteristics, its drivers, its impact ? Why and how has it become so widespread ? How has it become institutionalized and professionalized ? What are the drivers, forms and consequences of the philanthropic commitment of employees in companies ?
Research subtopics: Financial patronage 🔹 Skills patronage
Eabrasu, M., & Gautier, A. 2019. From Donor Motivation To Recipient Welfare: A New Agenda For Corporate Philanthropy Research. Academy of Management Proceedings, 19214.
Gautier, A. 2015. Le mécénat d’entreprise en France: Histoire et perspectives. Revue Française de Gestion.
Articles for the public
Arthur Gautier, Anne-Claire Pache
Anne-Claire Pache, Julie Battilana
How to make corporate philanthropy more socially effective? 🇫🇷
Anne-Claire Pache, Professor of Philanthropy at ESSEC Business School, explains.
Challenges.fr - 03/10/2017
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Three preconceived ideas about corporate philanthropy
Arthur Gautier, Professor at ESSEC and Executive Director of the Philanthropy Chair
Talk Philanthropie - April 2nd, 2014, at the Petit Palais
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