Corporate Philanthropy Through the Lens of Ethical Subjectivity

Claudia Eger, Graham Miller, Caroline Scarles

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Abstract

The dynamic organisational processes in businesses dilute the boundaries between the individual, organisational, and societal drivers of corporate philanthropy. This creates a complex framework in which charitable project selection occurs. Using the example of European tour operators, this study investigates the mechanisms through which companies invest in charitable projects in overseas destinations. Inextricably linked to this is the increasing contestation by local communities as to how they are able to engage effectively with tourism in order to realise the benefits tourism development can bring. This research furthers such debates by exploring the processes through which tour operators facilitate community development through charitable giving. Findings show, with no formal frameworks in existence, project selection depends upon emergent strategies that connect the professional with the personal, with trust being positioned as a central driver of these informal processes. Discretionary responsibilities are reworked through business leaders’ commitment to responsible business practises and the ethical subjectivity guiding these processes.
The dynamic organisational processes in businesses dilute the boundaries between the individual, organisational, and societal drivers of corporate philanthropy. This creates a complex framework in which charitable project selection occurs. Using the example of European tour operators, this study investigates the mechanisms through which companies invest in charitable projects in overseas destinations. Inextricably linked to this is the increasing contestation by local communities as to how they are able to engage effectively with tourism in order to realise the benefits tourism development can bring. This research furthers such debates by exploring the processes through which tour operators facilitate community development through charitable giving. Findings show, with no formal frameworks in existence, project selection depends upon emergent strategies that connect the professional with the personal, with trust being positioned as a central driver of these informal processes. Discretionary responsibilities are reworked through business leaders’ commitment to responsible business practises and the ethical subjectivity guiding these processes.
LanguageEnglish
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
Pages1-13
ISSN0167-4544
DOIs
StatePublished - 28 Apr 2017
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Epub ahead of print. Published online: 28. April 2017

Keywords

  • Corporate philanthropic selection processes
  • Ethical subjectivity
  • Stakeholder engagement and trust

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Corporate Philanthropy Through the Lens of Ethical Subjectivity. / Eger, Claudia; Miller, Graham; Scarles, Caroline.

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