Convergence of Corporate and Public Governance

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Gérard Hirigoyen ; Radhoine Laouer (2013)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publishing
  • Journal: SAGE Open (issn: 2158-2440)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1177/2158244013494384
  • Subject: History of scholarship and learning. The humanities | AZ20-999 | Social Sciences | H

By analyzing the differences between the corporate and public governance, theoretical and empirical research seems to indicate that the two domains of governance are far too different to share any common aspect. However, in this particular research, it has been argued that public governance is an application of corporate governance. Thus, the research question entails the description and analysis of this possible convergence of the two. Extensive research from literature on corporate governance has been undertaken to establish a relationship between the boards process and the roles that acts as a framework to bridge the gap separating corporate governance from public governance. Corporate governance, at a global level, exists in the for-profit as well as nonprofit organizations. Thus, the definition of this concept needs to be viewed from “an innovative” eye, considering the relationship between the process of the board and roles as characteristic of the public organization and private ones. As the private as well as public organizations are an application of corporate governance, the difference between the two gets narrowed. For the purpose of this research, the case of the French hospitals’ board has been taken into consideration. The members of the public board have been considered for the board process to perform their roles.
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