Mapping Philanthropic Foundations’ Characteristics: towards an international integrative framework of foundation types

Harrow, J. R., Jung, T. & Leat, D. (2018). Mapping Philanthropic Foundations’ Characteristics: towards an international integrative framework of foundation types. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, doi: 10.1177/0899764018772135

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Abstract

As philanthropic foundations take on increasingly prominent sociopolitical roles, the need for stronger conceptualizations of foundations as an organizational form is articulated widely across academic, policy, and practice contexts. Building on institutional research’s tradition of categorizing, classifying and typologizing organizational forms, our article critically explores the different ways in which foundations have been cast and differentiated in international academic and practice literatures. Examining and integrating these, we propose an integrative framework of foundation types. Incorporating 13 categories—three contextual, five organizational, and five strategic ones—the framework allows for clarifying distinctions and identifying commonalities between different foundation forms, offering a basis for developing more reflective and differentiated research and practice knowledge.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Harrow, J. R., Jung, T. & Leat, D. (2018). Mapping Philanthropic Foundations’ Characteristics: towards an international integrative framework of foundation types.Copyright © 2018 The Authors. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0899764018772135.
Publisher Keywords: foundations, typology, classification, theory of foundation, organizational forms
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Departments: Cass Business School > Management
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/20002

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