Gift-Giving and Foundation-Owned Business

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    Current literature, discussions, and theoretical analyses of gift-giving practices owe a deep debt to the French anthropologist Marcel Mauss. Gift-giving is defined through the relationship between a giver, a gift, and a receiver based on the essential rules that regulate gift-giving; a gift has to be given, received, and reciprocated (Mauss 1990). These practices create social bonds and debts, which hold such relations together. Mauss emphasized that gift-giving is a total social entity (Mauss 1990, p. 7) – in other words, a phenomenon whose specific design plays a central part in defining and organizing society at large (Mauss 1990, p. 5).
    TitelEncyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics
    RedaktørerDeborah C. Poff, Alex C. Michalos
    Antal sider3
    Publikationsdato22 okt. 2021
    UdgaveLiving Edition
    ISBN (Elektronisk)9783319235141
    StatusUdgivet - 22 okt. 2021


    • Company philanthropy
    • Industrial foundations
    • Philanthropic industries