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dc.contributor.advisorLapsley, Irvineen
dc.contributor.advisorJeacle, Ingriden
dc.contributor.authorLambert, Victoriaen
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-18T14:19:36Z
dc.date.available2012-05-18T14:19:36Z
dc.date.issued2011-11-23
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/5969
dc.description.abstractThis thesis investigates governance in large Scottish charities. In particular, the focus is on internal aspects of governance, predominantly the functioning of the board. The influence of business on charities is also investigated through considering the impact of individuals with business expertise on the boards of charities. Charity governance in the Scottish context has been under-research, this thesis attempts to fill this research gap. A multi-method approach was employed, encompassing both quantitative and qualitative research. The study utilised a survey in the form of a selfcompletion questionnaire, and three case studies to examine governance in Scottish charities. Social construction provides the framework of the analysis. This thesis provides an insight into the functioning of the boards of Scottish charities, in-line with previous research in other countries, governance issues are apparent. However, in relation to the impact of business expertise in charities, there is evidence that business members of charitable boards make contributions to the governance of these organisations, and charities can gain considerable value from having outside specialists on the board.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.hasversionLambert, V. & Lapsley, I. (2011) Business Expertise in Charities, in A. Heilmair, Y. Russ, H. Sturm & T. Zitzmann (eds) Verbandmanagement, Gabler Verlag.en
dc.relation.hasversionLambert, V. & Lapsley, I. (2010) Leadership and Governance in Third Sector Research, Taylor, R. (ed) Springer. New York.en
dc.subjectcharitiesen
dc.subjectgovernanceen
dc.subjectboardsen
dc.subjectinstitutional theoryen
dc.titleInvestigation of governance in Scottish charitiesen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen


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