A study of safety leadership and safety governance for board members and senior executives

Ferguson, Kirstin I. (2015) A study of safety leadership and safety governance for board members and senior executives. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis is an investigation of the fields of leadership and corporate governance in the context of workplace safety. The research has made a contribution by defining four criteria of safety leadership and applying these criteria to board members, senior executives and written communications. The thesis outlines the findings of two studies; the first is an analysis of public disclosures in ASX200 annual reports and CSR reports, and the second comprises two case studies of large Australian companies including interviews with board members and senior executives. The concept of safety governance is defined and a safety governance framework is developed.

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ID Code: 81349
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Becker, Karen & Bradley, Lisa
Keywords: Safety leadership, Corporate governance, Safety governance, Leadership, Workplace health and safety, Occupational health and safety, Workplace safety, Corporate social responsibility, Safety, Annual reports
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 26 Feb 2015 05:39
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 06:38

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