Social Organization of an Urban Grants Economy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780122738609, 9781483260990

Social Organization of an Urban Grants Economy

1st Edition

A Study of Business Philanthropy and Nonprofit Organizations

Authors: Joseph Galaskiewicz
eBook ISBN: 9781483260990
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1985
Page Count: 300
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Social Organization of an Urban Grants Economy: A Study of Business Philanthropy and Nonprofit Organizations explains the elites, corporate wealth, and human service organizations as players in the urban grants economy. The focus of study is the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul. The book discusses social institutions that support an economy of donative transfers, and how these institutions influence who gives, who gets, and who gives to whom. Emphasis is on the belief system that has influence over corporate contributions, boundary-spanning agency roles that have an active role in reducing transactional costs, and selective incentives that have been used to elicit participation. The text also analyzes the volume of corporate contributions in relation to the market position held by the firm and the social position of the executives in the community. Each firm has different rationalizations for its contributions. The role of the agencies has also developed to overcome some uncertainties present in the corporation's contributing to nonprofits organizations. The text focuses on the production of collective goods, the peer-group which ensures participation in the collective enterprise, the institutionalization and socialization of values, as well as, the interaction of various agency roles. The book can prove valuable for social scientists, for heads of non-profit organizations, for officials of social and welfare departments of local governments, or for political scientists, economists, and historians.

Table of Contents


Preface


Acknowledgments


Introduction


The Emerald City


Twin Cities: History and Current Character


Outline of the Study


1 The Grants Economy


Introduction


Sorting Out Self- and Other Interests


Gifts and Collective Action


The Problems Endemic to Collective Action


Transaction Costs and Collective Action


The Institutions of a Grants Economy


Prestige as Selective Incentive in Gift-Giving Situations


Collectivist Values


Managing Transaction Costs


Summary and Discussion


Notes


2 Selective Incentives for Corporate Contributions


Introduction


Contributions as Public Relations


Hypotheses


Contributions as Social Currency


Hypotheses


Measurement


Contributions as Public Relations: Analysis


Contributions as Social Currency: Analysis


Evaluating the Two Theses on Giving


The Elite as Agent


Summary and Discussion


Notes


3 From Self-Interest to Enlightened Self-Interest


Introduction


Enlightened Self-Interest


Business Leaders and the Ethic of Enlightened Self-Interest


Hypotheses


Measurement


Contributions as Enlightened Self-Interest: Analysis


Contributions as Enlightened Self-Interest: Another Look


Summary and Discussion


Notes


4 Cutting Transaction Costs through Agency


Introduction


Corporations and Brokerages


Corporations and Contributions Professionals


Agency Roles


A Theory of Agency Usage


Hypotheses


Measurement


Giving through Contributions Pro

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No. of pages:
300
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1985
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483260990

About the Author

Joseph Galaskiewicz

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