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ISTR 2016 ELECTIONS - Theo Schuyt



Prof. Theo N.M. Schuyt Ph.D: holds since 2001 the chair “Philanthropic Studies” at VU University Amsterdam; he is founder of the “Giving in the Netherlands” research project (,   director of  the “Giving Europe” research project and Chair of the European Research Network on Philanthropy (ERNOP) ( Theo and his team at VU University Amsterdam launched ERNOP in 2007 -- an association of philanthropy researchers in Europe in order to advance, coordinate and promote excellence in philanthropic research in Europe. Since November 2014 he also holds the extraordinary chair “Philanthropy and Social Innovation” at the School of Business and Economics of Maastricht University. 

Theo served as a member of the 2016 Conference Academic Committee and his University, VU University in Amsterdam, will host and organize the 2018 ISTR International Conference. Theo began participating in ISTR conference is 2002 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Theo's major fields of research include philanthropy (among others the development of the “Philanthropy Scale”), welfare state, social policy, foundations, corporate social responsibility, entrepreneurial philanthropy.


Relevant English Publications

Rath, J. and Th. Schuyt (2015). ‘Entrepreneurial philanthropy meet with non-profits. In search of alignment’ In: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. Vol. 3, Issue Number 4, August .

Schuyt, Th. (2013) Philanthropy and the Philanthropy Sector; an Introduction. London/ New York: Ashgate/ Gower ISBN 978-1-4724-1280-5


Breeze, B., Gouwenberg, B.M., Wilkinson, I, Schuyt, Th.N.M., (2011) ‘What role for public policy in promoting philanthropy? The case of EU Universities’  in:  Public Management Review 13, 8, 1179-1195

Schuyt, Th.N.M. (2010) ‘Philanthropy in European welfare states; a challenging promise? In: Review of Administrative Sciences. 76 (4) 774-789




































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