Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 171–179 | Cite as

Giving Back: An Examination of the Philanthropic Motivations, Orientations and Activities of Large Black-Owned Businesses

  • Vickie Cox Edmondson
  • Archie B. Carroll


This study of philanthropy among large Black-owned businesses provides insights into a sector of business giving which has not been studied. Results indicate that philanthropy and ethical justifications play a more important role in minority business enterprises than in non-minority firms studied previously.


Economic Growth Business Enterprise Minority Business Ethical Justification Minority Business Enterprise 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vickie Cox Edmondson
    • 1
  • Archie B. Carroll
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ManagementUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirmingham
  2. 2.Department of ManagementUniversity of GeorgiaAthens

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