publication . Article . Other literature type . 2019

Historical Perspectives on Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy

Harvey, Charles; Maclean, Mairi; Suddaby, Roy;
Open Access English
  • Published: 11 Sep 2019
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
How, why and with what consequences do entrepreneurs engage in philanthropy? This is the focal question of this special issue, and one that has yet to be satisfactorily answered in the literature on philanthropy. We propose that historical research has an important role to play in understanding the motives, methods, rewards, achievements and limitations of twenty-first century philanthropy, commonly identified with aspirational economic and social initiatives led by super-rich entrepreneurs and wealthy philanthropic foundations. History enables us to challenge received ideas by developing a richer, fuller and more nuanced understanding of the origins and evoluti...
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free text keywords: Charitable giving, Entrepreneurship, Foundations, Historical organization studies, Philanthropy, /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1400/1403, Business and International Management, /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1400/1401, Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous), /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1200/1202, History, Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous), Business and International Management, History, Public administration, Business, Voluntary action, Entrepreneurship, Government
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