Title: Board and organisational performance in healthcare non-profit public organisations: the Greek perspective

Authors: Dimitrios N. Koufopoulos, Dimitrios G. Georgakakis, Ioannis P. Gkliatis

Addresses: Brunel Business School, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH, UK. ' Brunel Business School, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH, UK. ' Brunel Business School, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH, UK

Abstract: The performance of healthcare non-profit public organisations is an important factor that can affect the quality of healthcare provision. This study attempts to investigate how board attributes affect board and organisational performance. Furthermore, it explores how dimensions of board effectiveness are related to organisational performance. In order to achieve these goals, survey questionnaires were sent to 120 CEOs of Greek public hospitals and 34 usable responses were received. The findings show some clear relationships between board attributes, board performance and some aspects of organisational performance.

Keywords: board of directors; board performance; organisational performance; healthcare organisations; non-profit organisations; public organisations; Greece; public hospitals; board attributes.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBGE.2009.023787

International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, 2009 Vol.4 No.4, pp.330 - 348

Published online: 11 Mar 2009 *

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