Exploring the barriers to bequests in wills to Australian universities

McGill, Phyllis and Lye, Ashley and Rundle-Thiele, Sharyn (2007) Exploring the barriers to bequests in wills to Australian universities. In: ANZMAC 2007: 3Rs Reputation, Responsibility and Relevance, 3-5 Dec 2007, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Decreased government funding has placed increasing financial pressure on Australian universities. Currently Australian universities receive 6.6% of all donations (Australian Council of Social Service, 2005) while universities in the United States attract 14% (Department for Education and Skills, 2004). These figures suggest there is considerable room for improvement for Australian universities.
This study used a multiple case study method, involving more than one University, to explore motivations for bequests in Australia. Respondents indicated that tertiary education was viewed as a means to an end, with stronger bonds formed with relevant professional associations rather than the university. Respondents perceived that tertiary institutions failed to engage with and communicate to them.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2007 02:48
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2015 05:00
Uncontrolled Keywords: bequests; universities; not for profit; multiple case study method
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160807 Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1505 Marketing > 150501 Consumer-Oriented Productor Service Development
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1505 Marketing > 150599 Marketing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930402 School/Institution Community and Environment
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/3635

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