Int. J. of Transitions and Innovation Systems   »   2013 Vol.3, No.1



Title: Crisis management approaches and philanthropic motives: a multiple theory-driven view of research opportunities


Authors: Colin B. Gabler; Tyler R. Morgan; Frank G. Adams


College of Business, Ohio University, 530 Copeland Hall, Athens, OH 45701, USA
The University of Alabama, Box 870225, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA
Department of Marketing, Quantitative Analysis and Business Law, Mississippi State University, Box 9582, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA


Abstract: This research examines individual philanthropy in the context of crisis management. Using a multi-theoretical approach, the authors identify potential research gaps, stemming from economics-, values-, and cultural-based views of behaviour. First, we develop a conceptual framework of crisis management that investigates both the a priori and post hoc rationalisations for charitable giving. Then, employing theories of economic exchange behaviour and extant marketing literature, we pose a series of research questions that may help scholars to better understand the differences between responsive and preemptive philanthropic tendencies. Next, where extant theory is applicable, we offer propositions from which specific studies might be developed that explore the differences identified here. Finally, we present suggestions for research directions with implications for both practitioners and scholars.


Keywords: crisis management; personal philanthropy; disaster preparedness; Maslow's hierarchy; Hofstede's cultural dimensions; utility maximisation; innovation; transitions; LOV scale; emergency management; philanthropic motives; motivation; research opportunities; charitable giving; economic exchange behaviour; marketing; responsive philanthropic tendencies; preemptive philanthropic tendencies.


DOI: 10.1504/IJTIS.2013.056608


Int. J. of Transitions and Innovation Systems, 2013 Vol.3, No.1, pp.70 - 84


Submission date: 28 Jan 2013
Date of acceptance: 03 Aug 2013
Available online: 27 Sep 2013



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