Discussion and Conclusion

  • Lonneke RozaEmail author
  • Steffen Bethmann
  • Lucas Meijs
  • Georg von Schnurbein
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In this concluding chapter, we start by discussing how the chapters on management and governance inform the literature on governance, corporate giving, and foundations. Second, we summarize the overlapping themes in the regional and country chapters, including the presence and strength of a tradition in (corporate) foundations or (corporate) giving, which institutional framework is present, how (theoretically) autonomous corporate foundations are able to act within that particular context, what their main focus is, and how corporate foundations are funded. Finally, we discuss how different stakeholders, such as employees and beneficiaries, might have different perspectives on corporate foundations. We end this final chapter with a short overall discussion and a conclusion in which we start to shape a potential research agenda based on the key findings and discussions in this book.


Conclusion Management Governance Comparative study Stakeholder 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lonneke Roza
    • 1
    Email author
  • Steffen Bethmann
    • 2
  • Lucas Meijs
    • 1
  • Georg von Schnurbein
    • 2
  1. 1.Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Center for Philanthropy Studies (CEPS), University of BaselBaselSwitzerland

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