Corporate community contributions in the United Kingdom and the United States

S Brammer*, S Pavelin

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We address the issue of UK firms relatively poor record of corporate community contributions (CCCs) by subjecting them to formal comparison with those of US firms. To this end, we employ data on the top 100 UK, and top 100 US, contributors in 2001. Cross-country differences are described and discussed with reference to a stakeholder perspective on corporate social responsibility, and CCCs in particular. In this connection, we evaluate the role played by the sectoral composition of activities, as well as national, cultural and institutional factors. Our findings highlight a number of significant cross-country differences in the pattern of CCCs and suggest that UK and US firms operate within significantly different stakeholder environments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-26
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • corporate community contributions
  • stakeholders


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