Stakeholder Pressure, Organizational Size, and the Allocation of Departmental Responsibility for the Management of Corporate Charitable Giving

Stephen Brammer, Andrew Millington

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Abstract

Based on new survey evidence, this article analyzes the allocation of departmental responsibility for the management of corporate charitable giving within a sample of large U.K. companies. Several qualitatively different forms of management are identified, and a model of the determinants of the choice among these forms is estimated. The findings indicate that the allocation of internal responsibility for the management of corporate giving is significantly influenced by the extent and type of managerially perceived stakeholder pressures, organizational size, and industry characteristics. The evidence indicates that, given the firm is sufficiently large to delegate the management of its charitable contributions, the choice over the location of control is largely a function of the nature of the prevailing forms of stakeholder pressure experienced by the organization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268-295
Number of pages28
JournalBusiness & Society
Volume43
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • charitable contributions
  • corporate philanthropy
  • corporate social performance
  • corporate social responsibility
  • organizational structure
  • stakeholder management

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