Board monitoring and judgement as processes of sensemaking

Hough, Alan, McGregor-Lowndes, Myles, & Ryan, Christine M. (2013) Board monitoring and judgement as processes of sensemaking. In Cornforth, Chris & Brown, William A. (Eds.) Nonprofit Governance : Innovative Perspectives and Approaches. Routledge , Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 142-159.

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When organizational scandals occur, the common refrain among commentators is: 'Where was the board in all this?' 'How could the directors not have known what was going on?''Why didn't the board intervene?' The scandals demonstrate that board monitoring or oganizational performance is a matter of great importance. By monitoring, we mean the act of keeping the organization under review. In many English-speaking countries, directors have a legal duty of care, which includes duties to monitor the performance of their organizations (Hopt and von Hippel 2010). However, statutory law typically merely states the duty, while providing little guidance on how that duty can be met.

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ID Code: 61204
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: board monitoring, non-financial aspects of organizational performance
ISBN: 9780415783361
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Deposited On: 08 Jul 2013 23:02
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2015 16:28

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