What is it about?

Itlay is the first European country adopting a law to create Benefit corporations. This paper explores how the Italian benefit corporations declare their purpose based on content analysis.

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Why is it important?

Our findings provide empirical evidence regarding how Italian benefit corporations understand their purpose. Allowing a better understanding of this newly introduced legal form.


Researching what organizations pursue beyond profit generation is a very important issue. This is part of a metaprofit project in which we address the drivers of purpose.

Prof. Dr. Cristian R. Loza Adaui
Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt

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This page is a summary of: Understanding the purpose of benefit corporations: an empirical study on the Italian case, International Journal of Corporate Social Responsibility, August 2020, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1186/s40991-020-00050-6.
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