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Altruism as an Organizational Problem

Healy, Kieran


This article presents a social-organizational approach to explaining empirical variation in rates of altruism. The efforts of organizations are mostly responsible for much of the altruism seen today, and the substance of these efforts varies. Although research from social psychology and organizational studies suggests that altruistic action is sensitive to social context, the link between individual and organizational aspects of altruism has not been clearly articulated. In particular, our...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: American Sociological Review


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