A unique insider's perspective regarding how boards should govern, drawing upon the best practices from for-profit and non-profit organizations. Describes not only how boards function but also how they should operate to protect the interests of enterprises and their stakeholders. Cites examples of boards that have successfully steered organizations in times of changes (NCR, Princeton University) and those that have failed (IBM, United Way).
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About the Author
About the author WILLIAM G. BOWEN is President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and former President of Princeton University. In addition, he has served as an outside director for American Express, Merck, NCR, Reader’s Digest, the Rockefeller Group, Inc., Denison University, the Public Broadcast Laboratory of National Educational Television, the Sloan Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution, the Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He is also the author or coauthor of twelve other books, including In Pursuit of the PhD, The Economics of Labor Force Participation, The Wage-Price Issue: A Theoretical Analysis, and Performing Arts: The Economic Dilemma.
Table of ContentsThe Importance of Boards.
The Functions and Activities of Boards.
How Boards Are Constituted.
How Boards Are Organized.
How Boards Are Informed.
Business Leaders Serving on Nonprofit Boards.