ERNOP Best Conference Paper Award presented to Beth Breeze and Pamala Wiepking
During the 8th international conference of the European Research Network On Philanthropy, the Best Conference Award was awarded to Beth Breeze from Kent University and Pamala Wiepking from RSM Erasmus University for their paper entitled ‘Different Drivers. Exploring Employee Engagement in Corporate Philanthropy.’ The award, which is made possible by the Transnational Giving Europe network, comprises out of an Award Certificate and € 1000,-.
According to the review committee (Prof. René Bekkers from VU Amsterdam, Dr. Georg Mildenberger from CSI Heidelberg and Greg Molecke PhD from ESSEC Business School), the paper was characterized by an excellent problemitization of the lack of understanding of lower-level employees key, but underrecognized role in corporate philanthropy, and followed is by clear research questions and analysis. The conclusions draw intresting recommendations for management of businesses and fundraising organizations.