Social Influences on Corporate Donations in Britain.

Bond, Matthew (2004) Social Influences on Corporate Donations in Britain. British Journal of Sociology, 55 (1). pp. 55-77. ISSN 0007-1315. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

It is argued that institutional features of the British state create collective action problems for the mobilization of corporations as donors to the Conservative Party. Social factors are necessary for overcoming these problems. Using social network analyses, the effect that interlocking directorates have on 250 large British corporations' decisions to donate are analysed. Instead of the central mobilizing factor being diffuse inner circle mechanisms positively influencing the decision to make a donation, the results show that more particularistic mechanisms such as information bias and control are equally important.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: British corporate political donations • interlocking directorates • political mobilization • social networks • social idilemmas • inner circle theories
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Sociology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Samantha Osborne
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:41
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2014 14:09
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/1045 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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