From entrepreneur to philanthropist : the “second half of the game”

Williamson, Alexandra & Scaife, Wendy A. (2013) From entrepreneur to philanthropist : the “second half of the game”. In Davidsson, Per (Ed.) Conference Proceedings: Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE)Research Exchange, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD.

Abstract

This paper uses interviews with wealthy Australians to examine the progression from entrepreneurship to philanthropy in an Australian context. Understanding the characteristics, behaviours and motivations of this group of entrepreneurs turned philanthropists strengthens the links identified in international research between the entrepreneurship and philanthropic sectors. Three major themes emerging from the qualitative data are explored: first, the tipping points that move individuals (and their partners/families) between the two spheres of activity; and second, the strong motivations for giving that see entrepreneurs identified internationally as more generous than high net worth individuals whose wealth derives from other sources. The third major theme is the modes of giving that distinguish those with an entrepreneurship background from other philanthropists. The unique characteristics of a smaller sub-set of ultra high net worth donors are also explored, and areas for future study are highlighted.

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ID Code: 57441
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: entrepreneurship, philanthropy, Australia, ultra high net worth
ISBN: 9781921897559
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Entrepreneurship (150304)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business and Management not elsewhere classified (150399)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 21 Feb 2013 23:46
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2014 14:44

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