Liability of foreignness, natural disasters, and corporate philanthropy

  title={Liability of foreignness, natural disasters, and corporate philanthropy},
  author={Murad A. Mithani},
  journal={Journal of International Business Studies},
  • M. Mithani
  • Published 11 September 2017
  • Economics
  • Journal of International Business Studies
This study examines how philanthropy can mitigate liability of foreignness (LOF) in the aftermath of a national disaster. A major disaster restructures the social landscape, creating an avenue for corporate contributions to play a role in recovery and relief efforts. This social restructuring offers a valuable opportunity for multinational enterprises (MNEs) to establish strong local ties. In turn, MNE contributions at such times have a stronger impact on their local acceptance. Thus, MNEs can… 

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