Faculty Publications

Title

Firm Size and Ownership Structure: Effects on Motivations for Use of Business Community Involvement Practices

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Business and Society Review

Volume

119

Issue

2

First Page

277

Last Page

296

Abstract

This study presents an empirical investigation of the effects of size and ownership structure of the firm on the motivations for use of business community involvement practices. The "motivation-mix" conceptual framework composed by commitment, calculation, conformance and caring motivational mechanisms is used for the conduction of eight comparative case studies. Results indicate that (1) size and ownership structure, per se, do not affect the motivations, and (2) high levels of calculation and low levels of caring are observed in one particular combination of size-ownership structure: large, publicly held firms. © 2014 Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2014

DOI of published version

10.1111/basr.12034

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