This article investigates the impact of knowledge transfer (Goh 2002) from founder firms to the corporate foundations (CFs) on the CFs’ effectiveness. Starting from a typology of CFs’ effectiveness (Ostrower 2006a), we conducted a survey addressed to a sample of Italian CFs to address the impact of different knowledge transfer methods (KTMs) on three dimensions of CFs’ orientation to effectiveness: proactive orientation, social advocacy, and capacity building. The research identified four different KTMs and, using a linear regression, pointed out that the methods adopted by founder firms have a significant influence on proactivity, competences, and on social advocacy of CFs.

Minciullo, M., Pedrini, M., Knowledge transfer between for-profit corporations and their Corporate Foundations. Which methods are effective?, <<NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP>>, 2015; 25 (3): 215-234. [doi:10.1002/nml.21125] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/65547]

Knowledge transfer between for-profit corporations and their Corporate Foundations. Which methods are effective?

Minciullo, Marco;Pedrini, Matteo
2015

Abstract

This article investigates the impact of knowledge transfer (Goh 2002) from founder firms to the corporate foundations (CFs) on the CFs’ effectiveness. Starting from a typology of CFs’ effectiveness (Ostrower 2006a), we conducted a survey addressed to a sample of Italian CFs to address the impact of different knowledge transfer methods (KTMs) on three dimensions of CFs’ orientation to effectiveness: proactive orientation, social advocacy, and capacity building. The research identified four different KTMs and, using a linear regression, pointed out that the methods adopted by founder firms have a significant influence on proactivity, competences, and on social advocacy of CFs.
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Minciullo, M., Pedrini, M., Knowledge transfer between for-profit corporations and their Corporate Foundations. Which methods are effective?, <<NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP>>, 2015; 25 (3): 215-234. [doi:10.1002/nml.21125] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/65547]
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