1. bookVolume 29 (2021): Issue 3 (September 2021)
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30 Mar 2015
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4 times per year
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Drivers of Strategic Approach to Philanthropy in the Czech Republic

Published Online: 28 Oct 2021
Volume & Issue: Volume 29 (2021) - Issue 3 (September 2021)
Page range: 86 - 113
Received: 20 Apr 2020
Accepted: 14 Jul 2021
Journal Details
First Published
30 Mar 2015
Publication timeframe
4 times per year

Purpose: This study aims to provide an empirical study of the factors that influence how companies engage in strategic philanthropy and philanthropic strategy.

Methodology: A target group of Czech companies engaged in corporate philanthropy was contacted with an e-mail containing a hyperlink to an online questionnaire. In total, 296 companies participated in the study. Secondary data was collected from the Albertina database, Anopress IT database, and 2016–2018 annual reports. Logistic regression and likelihood-ratio tests were used to analyze the data.

Findings: The results imply that company size, ownership, industry, slack resources, and visibility are predictors of philanthropic strategy. Company size and headquarters’ location are predictors of strategic philanthropy. The legitimacy strategy and slack resource theory may explain engagement in philanthropic strategy, but not in strategic philanthropy.

Originality: This study contributes to scarce research addressing the drivers of the strategic approach to philanthropy. It provides a comprehensive empirical study of the factors influencing strategic philanthropic practices in the Czech Republic.


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