Evaluation of corporate governance measures: an application to the Australian higher education sector

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De Silva Lokuwaduge, Chitra and Armstrong, Anona (2012) Evaluation of corporate governance measures: an application to the Australian higher education sector. Journal of Business Systems, Governance and Ethics, 7 (1). pp. 76-86. ISSN 1833-4318


Governance has emerged as a major concern in the higher education sector. Although evaluation of performance of governance is widely used in the private and public sectors, little attention has been given to the assessment of good governance practices in university contexts. The purpose of this paper was to describe the changes in government policy associated with the introduction of Governance Protocols that have impacted on the higher education sector and to answer the research question: do Australian Universities apply the best practice corporate governance measures?. Data for the study were compiled from annual reports and the Web pages of 37 publically funded universities in Australia and Selected Higher Education Statistics Collection. The assessment criteria were derived from the National Governance Protocols. Findings revealed that Australian universities as independent corporations apply the universal best practice corporate governance indicators as governance measures.

Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/22852
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1301 Education Systems
Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Historical > FOR Classification > 1605 Policy and Administration
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Business
Keywords ResPubID26179, corporate governance, mechanisms, board, higher education policy, universities protocols, government, Australia
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