Publisher description for The governance of public and non-profit organisations : what do boards do? / edited by Chris Cornforth.


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Boards play a crucial role in ensuring that public and non-profit organizations are publicly accountable and perform well. Following various failures and scandals they face increasing scrutiny, pressure and expectations. Serious questions have been raised about the ability of boards to govern effectively. This book brings together analyses based upon some of the best recent empirical studies of public and non-profit governance in the UK.
The book will be essential reading for academics and of public and non-profit organizations. It will also be of value to policy makers and practitioners who wish to gain a deeper understanding of how boards work and what can be done to improve their performance.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Corporate governance.
Nonprofit organizations -- Management.
Directors of corporations.
Boards of directors.