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Natural Philanthropists: Findings of the Family Business Philanthropy and Social Responsibility Inquiry

Breeze, Beth (2009) Natural Philanthropists: Findings of the Family Business Philanthropy and Social Responsibility Inquiry. Project report. Institute for Family Business (UK) (KAR id:37241)

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Abstract

Family businesses are more likely to support charitable activities than non-family businesses, and their

commitment to being philanthropic, socially responsible and good members of the community is

genuinely felt, deeply held and more robust. Clearly, family businesses have no monopoly on being

philanthropic or socially responsible, but their characteristic commitment to long-term stewardship,

stability and continuity means that a philanthropic and responsible outlook is frequently embedded in

their business. However, being “naturally philanthropic” involves both advantages and disadvantages:

these activities are more likely to be resilient if they are innate, but a lack of conscious cultivation can

sometimes mean they are not undertaken in a very structured or strategic way.

Item Type: Monograph (Project report)
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Beth Breeze
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2013 14:12 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:13 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/37241 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Breeze, Beth: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9458-9404
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