publication . Article . Other literature type . 2001

What Makes Boards Effective? An examination of the relationships between board inputs, structures, processes and effectiveness in non‐profit organisations

Cornforth, Chris;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2001 Journal: Corporate Governance, volume 9, pages 217-227 (issn: 0964-8410, eissn: 1467-8683, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Based on a survey of charity boards in England and Wales this paper examines what influence board inputs, structures and processes have on board effectiveness. The findings provide mixed support for the normative literature on board effectiveness. Using stepwise logistic regression the research suggests that board inputs and three process variables are important in explaining board effectiveness, namely: board members have the time, skills and experience to do the job; clear board roles and responsibilities; the board and management share a common vision of how to achieve their goals; and the board and management periodically review how they work together.
free text keywords: Normative, Non profit, Accounting, business.industry, business, Economics, Corporate governance
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