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Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurs’ Engagement in Philanthropy

Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurs’ Engagement in Philanthropy


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Edited by Marilyn L. Taylor, Robert J. Strom and David O. Renz

Currently, very little academic research exists on the intersection of entrepreneurship and philanthropy. This unique Handbook fills that gap, exploring how and why entrepreneurs who drive success in the for-profit world become engaged in philanthropy. Top family business and entrepreneurship scholars explore the many facets of this fascinating subject.

Chapter 5: Another look at giving back: an examination of the philanthropic motivations, orientations and activities of Black American entrepreneurs

Vickie Cox Edmondson and Marilyn L. Taylor

Subjects: business and management, entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship


Wealth for Life Principle No. 10: I will strengthen my community through philanthropy. Once you’ve built wealth, we believe that in addition to passing it on to future generations, you must use it to preserve our institutions and uplift those in need. That thrust has always been a part of our tradition _and a way that all of us can make history. (Derek T. Dingle, Editor-in-Chief, Black Enterprise; Dingle, 2012: 12)

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