Title: On the determinants of board structure of hospitals in Ghana: stakeholder and resource dependency perspectives

Authors: Patience Aseweh Abor

Addresses: University of Ghana Business School, P.O. Box 78, Legon, Ghana

Abstract: Hospital boards are expected to play a crucial role on the healthcare delivery system and the effectiveness of the hospital board may depend on its structure. Therefore, an appreciation of the structure of hospital boards is an area worth investigating. This study examined the determinants of hospital board structure in Ghana. The study adopted a multiple regression method. The findings of the study indicate that hospital size, hospital age, ownership structure and location of the hospitals are important in explaining the board structure of hospitals in Ghana. The findings of this study are generally relevant for policy on how to structure an effective hospital board.

Keywords: board structure; hospitals; Ghana; hospital boards; stakeholders; resource dependency; healthcare delivery; hospital size; hospital age; ownership structure; hospital location.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBGE.2016.081631

International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, 2016 Vol.11 No.3, pp.200 - 222

Accepted: 01 Jul 2016
Published online: 13 Jan 2017 *

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