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Corporate Charitable Contributions: A Corporate Social Performance or Legitimacy Strategy?


  • Jennifer C. Chen
  • Dennis M. Patten
  • Robin Roberts


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  • Jennifer C. Chen & Dennis M. Patten & Robin Roberts, 2008. "Corporate Charitable Contributions: A Corporate Social Performance or Legitimacy Strategy?," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 82(1), pages 131-144, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jbuset:v:82:y:2008:i:1:p:131-144
    DOI: 10.1007/s10551-007-9567-1

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