Philanthropy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

An Introduction

Authors: Dodgson, Mark, Gann, David

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  • Provides a concise, readable account of an important social phenomenon
  • Presents an informed review of the key contributions of, and controversies in, philanthropy
  • Adopts a multi-disciplinary and international perspective
  • Features case studies and vignettes on leading philanthropists and philanthropic organizations, past and present
  • Analyzes the close connections between philanthropy, innovation and entrepreneurship
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About this book

Intended as an essential introduction to philanthropy, this book provides a balanced, analytical, interdisciplinary overview of a complex, and often controversial, topic. Using case studies to illustrate the narrative, it covers everything from the history of individual, sometimes eccentric, philanthropists, to the controversies and challenges of ‘philanthrocapitalism’.

This book explores philanthropists and their motivations: who are they and why do they give their money away? It explains what philanthropy does: its history and scope, and the impacts it has in areas such as science and the arts. The governance of philanthropy is explored: how decisions are reached about donations and their accountability. The book addresses the major controversies surrounding philanthropy, and discusses the difficulties involved in giving and receiving, e.g. the importance of ensuring that these processes are transparent and accountable. Lastly, the book considers the future of philanthropy, especially its changing role in society and the disruptive impact of digital technologies.

Given its scope, the book offers a valuable resource for researchers interested in philanthropy, innovation and entrepreneurship, the motivations for individual and corporate donations, and the business of giving in general.

About the authors

Mark Dodgson is Professor of Innovation Studies at the University of Queensland, Australia and Visiting Professor at Imperial College London, UK.

David Gann is Professor of Technology and Innovation Management, Imperial College London, UK and Chair of the UK Atomic Energy Authority. Until recently, he was Vice-President (Innovation) at Imperial College.

The authors have held numbers of positions in universities, businesses, and artistic organizations with responsibilities for either attracting or dispersing philanthropic funds.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Philanthropy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Book Subtitle
An Introduction
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-38017-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-38017-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-38016-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-38019-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 119
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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