Title: Corporate volunteering in Germany: survey and empirical evidence

Authors: Christian Herzig

Addresses: University of Lueneburg, Centre for Sustainability Management (CSM), Scharnhorststr. 1, 21335 Lueneburg, Germany

Abstract: Corporate volunteering (CV) has become an important issue in Germany in recent years. Especially larger and multinational enterprises demonstrate their community involvement with the help of their personnel resources. However, apart from individual documentation of good practice examples, empirical studies of CV in Germany are still rare. This paper presents the results of a survey on public awareness, and the extent and nature of CV among the 120 largest German companies and draws conclusions on how to enhance further development and dissemination of this kind of partnership between companies, their employees and the community in Germany.

Keywords: community involvement; corporate citizenship; corporate volunteering; employee volunteering; partnerships; sustainable organisational development; Germany; business environment; volunteers.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBE.2006.010128

International Journal of Business Environment, 2006 Vol.1 No.1, pp.51 - 69

Published online: 22 Jun 2006 *

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