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The Cultures of Philanthropy: Private foundation governance in the USA, the UK, Germany, and Japan.

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This paper explores philanthropic finance by analysing data on the sizes and structures of the 20 highest-giving private foundations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan in 2005. It is shown that socio-cultural rather than purely economic indicators are better predictors of private foundation giving. Foundations in the four countries show similarities in terms of age, geographic scope, areas of funding and lack of performance measurement. Methods of income generation, ...

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Stephen Lew More by this author
Dariusz Wójcik More by this author
Volume:
WPG 09-14
Series:
Working Papers in Employment, Work and Finance
Publication date:
2009
URN:
uuid:941fb081-c553-46cd-8501-087858fb34b6
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:15108
Language:
English

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