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Corporate charitable giving, multinational companies and countries of concern

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  • Stephen J. Brammer

    (University of Bath)

  • Stephen Pavelin


    (Department of Economics, University of Reading)

  • Lynda A. Porter


    (Department of Economics, University of Reading)

This paper investigates the degree to which corporate charitable giving is influenced by a firm’s internationalisation and/or whether it has operations in one or more countries of concern. For a sample of large UK firms, we find evidence of a positive effect not for internationalisation per se, but only for a presence in particular countries. In this connection, the salient country characteristic is a lack of political rights and/or civil liberties, and the positive impact on charitable giving is restricted to a presence in only those countries that are, according to Freedom House indicators, most lacking in this respect.

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Paper provided by Henley Business School, Reading University in its series Economics & Management Discussion Papers with number em-dp2008-61.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 13 Nov 2008
Handle: RePEc:rdg:emxxdp:em-dp2008-61
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