Knowledge transfer methods betweeen founder firms and corporate foundations: upshots on effectiveness

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Abstract

This article investigates a new topic of research on Corporate Foundations (CFs): the impact of knowledge transfer from founder firms to the Corporate Foundations on the CFs’ meaning of effectiveness. Starting from a typology of CF’s effectiveness (Ostrower 2006a), we managed a survey addressed to a sample of Italian CFs to address the impact of different knowledge transfer methods (KTM) on the dimensions of CFs’ orientation to effectiveness: proactive orientation, social advocacy and capacity building. The results of linear regression show different relations among KTM methods and CFs’ meaning of effectiveness. The research identified four different KTMs and pointed out that the methods adopted by founder firms have a significant influence on proactivity, competences, and on social advocacy of CFs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEURAM 2012
Pages1-45
Number of pages45
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventEURAM 2012 Annual Conference - Rotterdam
Duration: 6 Jun 20128 Jun 2012

Conference

ConferenceEURAM 2012 Annual Conference
CityRotterdam
Period6/6/128/6/12

Keywords

  • Knowledge transfer
  • methods

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