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The governance of public and non-profit organisations : what do boards do?

Author: Chris Cornforth
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2003.
Series: Routledge studies in the management of voluntary and non-profit organizations, 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The book is essential reading for academics and students with an interest in the governance and management of public and non-profit organisations. 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."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Cornforth
ISBN: 0415258189 9780415258180 0415359929 9780415359924
OCLC Number: 49785222
Description: x, 259 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the changing context of governance --
emerging issues and paradoxes / Chris Cornforth --
pt. I. Who governs? --
1. Who governs North East England? A regional perspective on governance / Fred Robinson and Keith Shaw --
2. Are quasi-governmental organisations effective and accountable? / Alan Greer, Paul Hoggett and Stella Maile --
3. Service users and charity governance / Michael Locke, Nasa Begum and Paul Robson --
pt. II. What do boards do? --
4. What influences the strategic contribution of boards? / Charles Edwards and Chris Cornforth --
5. The financial role of charity boards / Jenny Harrow and Paul Palmer --
6. The role of boards in small voluntary organisations / Colin Rochester.
Series Title: Routledge studies in the management of voluntary and non-profit organizations, 6.
Responsibility: edited by Chris Cornforth.
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