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Gifts, Corruption, Philanthropy: The Ambiguity of Gift Practices in Business

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Gifts, Corruption, Philanthropy: The Ambiguity of Gift Practices in Business - Verhezen, Peter
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In this socio-philosophical book, the author explains why gifts are not just moral expressions but function as binding social practices. The first part concerns the conceptual analysis of the logic of the gift whereas the second part focuses on practical expressions of gift practices in a business context, more particularly bribery and philanthropy. How can gifts turn into bribes? Why does corporate philanthropy not necessarily imply some form of altruism? Is corruption a mere expression of cultural characteristics such as ...

Gifts, Corruption, Philanthropy: The Ambiguity of Gift Practices in Business 2009, Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften, Bern

ISBN-13: 9783039118427

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