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Luis Ballesteros

Doctoral Student

Research Interests: market and non-market strategy, political economy, disaster recovery, public goods game, stakeholder engagement and management, redistribution

Contact Information

Address: 3112 SH-DH, 3620 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 746-7954
Office Fax: (215) 898-0401


I study the drivers and consequences of business organizations contributing to public goods and its impact on economic redistribution.

Currently, I am researching the factors driving the decision of business organizations to donate to the relief fund of natural disasters and the potential impact of this decision in the relationship of the organization with various stakeholders and, ultimately, its efficiency as a market player.



Public Goods and the Firm. The Case of Corporate Philanthropic Disaster Response

As a percentage of total international aid, disaster relief coming from the business community has been increasing over the last decade and, for some events, it has been greater than the total donation from any other source, including national governments and multinational agencies together.

At the same time, corporate philanthropic disaster response remains a greatly variable phenomenon across firms and across disasters. In one line of research, I seek to identify the factors that help explain this variance and the public-policy and market consequences that the business response has.

I use a unique dataset of donations to the relief fund of natural disasters that affected different countries in the period of 2002-2013 and a panel of 2011 multinational enterprises from 61 countries.


Awards And Honors



  • MGMT101 - Introduction To Management

    This course is an introduction to the critical management skills involved in planning, structuring, controlling and leading an organization. It provides a framework for understanding issues involved in both managing and being managed, and it will help you to be a more effective contributor to organizations that you join. We develop a "systems" view of organizations, which means that we examine organizations as part of a context, including but not limited to environment, strategy, structure, culture, tasks, people and outputs. We consider how managerial decisions made in any one of these domains affect decisions in each of the others.