The effect of context and type of corporate philanthropy on moral capital
Baden, Denise, Tonne, M. and Meyer, Edgar (2011) The effect of context and type of corporate philanthropy on moral capital. Journal of Business Ethics (Submitted).
The purpose of this research paper is to identify which types of strategic corporate philanthropy: cause-related marketing (CRM) or sponsorship, create higher moral capital under two conditions: proactive or reactive (following a scandal). Results showed that strategic philanthropy created higher moral capital for a proactive company, than for a reactive company. Both CRM and sponsorship were perceived as more sincere in the proactive company than the reactive company. However, CRM was seen as self-serving in the reactive company, but not the proactive company. The study demonstrated that companies need to take into account the different types of corporate philanthropy, as it has an effect on their moral capital. Socially proactive firms should engage in both CRM and sponsorship philanthropy, as both types can generate high moral capital, which creates better company reputation. However, philanthropy may not be the most effective or appropriate strategy for creating moral capital following negative publicity.
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HF Commerce|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Business and Law > Southampton Management School > Organisational Behaviour
|Date Deposited:||06 Sep 2011 16:52|
|Last Modified:||02 Mar 2012 13:39|
|Contributors:||Baden, Denise (Author)
Tonne, M. (Author)
Meyer, Edgar (Author)
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