Keeping up appearances: The quest for governance legitimacy

  • Bowrey G
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This paper reviews the profile of directors on governance boards of government controlled organisations and finds that, while the governance structures are similar with those in the private sector, the real power to set the strategic, financial and operational directions of these organisations is not in the hands of the directors, as it is in the private sector, but in the hands of the responsible ministers.

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  • act
  • commonwealth authorities and companies
  • corporate governance
  • directors
  • institutional theory
  • non-executive
  • public sector

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  • Graham Bowrey

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