Virtual institutions of philanthropyPresentation Transcript
Virtual Institutions of Philanthropy Reconstructing the ‘Business of Giving’ in the Information Age (working title) First Year Report PhD Candidate: Vivian Elric Honoré 1st Supervisor: Pr Stephen Osborne 2nd Supervisor: Dr Neil Pollock ESRC 1+3 Studentship / Centre of Charitable Giving and Philanthropy (C-GAP) University of Edinburgh Business School Email: [email_address]
Context and Aims
Typology of Philanthropy Institutions
Synthesis and research question
Questions & Feedback
ESRC Studentship / Research Priorities
Influencing Behaviour and Informing Interventions
CGAP Spoke 3 - Institutions of Philanthropy
New forms, decision models, values, and their pitfalls
Knowledge exchange between academic and practice communities of philanthropy / 3 rd sector
‘ an original work making a significant contribution to knowledge in understanding of the field of study
Rationale – What, if anything, is ‘new’? ‘ Stereotypical’ Philanthropists, Andrew Carnegie and Tom Hunter ‘ Stereotypical’ Institutions (i.e. Foundations, Trusts, Institutes etc)
Entrepreneurs then; Entrepreneurs now?
Corporations then; Corporations now?
Rationale – What, if anything, is ‘new’?
Understanding consequences of a c hanged environment, e.g.:
Quasi global (and cheap) communications
Decentralised information systems
‘ New’ socio-economic paradigms:
The ‘Network Society’ (Castells, 1996)
The ‘Information Age’ (Benkler, 2006)
But, old questions:
Improved means to an unimproved end? (Thoreau, 1854)
Do ICTs favour centralised or decentralised structures and dynamics? (Leavitt and Whisler, 1958)
Is adaptation is crucial to organisational performance and survival (Burns & Stalker, 1961).
Historiography of Philanthropy:
Changes in structures and processes of philanthropic organisations