主题：Does Distance Matter? Firm–Government Geographic Proximity and Strategic Corporate Philanthropy
主讲人：Gracy (J.Y.) YANG Senior lecturer
主讲人先容：Gracy Yang博士毕业于香港科技大学，现为悉尼大学资深讲师。在《Academy of Management Journal》、《Organization Science》、《Asia Pacific Journal of Management》等顶级期刊发表论文多篇，曾多次担任国际商务学会（AIB）年会的项目主席。
讲座摘要： Abstract: This paper examines the relationship between a firm’s geographic proximity to the local governments and its corporate philanthropy in an emerging economy. Drawing on the geographic strategy literature and information voids perspective, we argue that a greater geographic distance of a firm from the local administrative governments increases the firm’s corporate donation. More important, this positive effect is weaker for firms with political connection but is stronger when governments intervention is greater. Two empirical analyses using a sample of 11,978 firm-year observations obtained from publicly listed firms in China from 2008 to 2013, and another sample of 3,775 firm-year observations obtained from the Chinese Private Enterprise Survey from 1995 to 2002, both support our arguments.