Research

Overarching research themes

Our work focuses on three overarching research themes

Philanthropy: casting, contexts, concepts

  • What are the individual and organizational expressions and motives of philanthropic activities?
  • What are the theories, concepts and sites of philanthropy?
  • What is the story of philanthropy?
  • How are philanthropic practices changing and developing?
  • How does philanthropy play out in different contexts?

Philanthropy and Society

  • How do philanthropy and society interact? What is their relationship?
  • How is the relationship between philanthropy and society developing? What are key drivers and directions?
  • What are the visible and invisible societal expressions, characteristics and activities of philanthropy?
  • What are the effects, impacts and outcomes of philanthropic activities?

Exploring Public Good

  • What is public good? What are its different facets? How is the idea of public good evolving and changing?
  • What is needed for achieving public good? Which areas/services provide public good? What role do philanthropic organisations play in the provision of public good?
  • How can we assess public good? How do we choose and prioritise different forms of public good?

Contact us

School of Management
The Gateway, North Haugh
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9RJ

Email: csppg@st-andrews.ac.uk
Twitter: @philpubgd