Identity, storytelling and the philanthropic journey

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Maclean, Mairi; Harvey, Charles; Gordon, Jillian; Shaw, Eleanor;
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • Journal: Human Relations; Studies towards the Integration of the Social Sciences,volume 68,issue 10,pages1,623-1,652 (issn: 0018-7267, eissn: 1741-282X)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1177/0018726714564199, pmc: PMC4582835
  • Subject: identity narratives | identity work | storytelling | generativity | philanthropic journey | narrative identity | Articles

This article develops theoretical understanding of the involvement of wealthy entrepreneurs in socially transformative projects by offering a foundational theory of philanthropic identity narratives. We show that these narratives are structured according to the metaphor... View more
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