Economy of Giving in Simbahayan Community Development Program

By Ma. Belinda S. Mandigma, Franz Giuseppe F. Cortez, Corazon Regacho and Jommar de Guzman.

Published by The International Journal of Sustainability in Economic, Social and Cultural Context

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This qualitative research deals with the economic aspect of giving, as seen in the extension programs of a Philippine comprehensive university. With the University of Santo Tomas-Simbahayan Community Development Program as the context of the “Economy of Giving,” a qualitative case study approach and numerical analysis were used with documentary analysis, participant observation, and interviews as corpora of data. Such design afforded the identification of the resources shared, motives of participants, and impacts of projects. Vis-à-vis the need to design an assessment tool for sustainability reporting, an equation model for a Social Profit and Loss (P&L) account is proposed in the study.

Keywords: Academic Institutions, Community Development, Economy of Giving, Sustainability Accounting

The International Journal of Social Sustainability in Economic, Social and Cultural Context, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp.21-42. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: November 10, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 900.225KB)).

Prof. Ma. Belinda S. Mandigma

Professor, College of Commerce and Business Administration, Graduate School, Research Center on Culture, Education and Social Issues, University of Santo Tomas, Espana, Philippines

Franz Giuseppe F. Cortez

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts and Letters, Graduate School, Research Center on Culture, Education and Social Issues, University of Santo Tomas, Espana, Philippines

Corazon Regacho

Assistant Professor, College of Commerce and Business Administration, University of Santo Tomas, Espana, Philippines

Jommar de Guzman

Community Development Coordinator, Faculty Member, College of Commerce and Business Administration, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines