Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Appears in Collections:Management, Work and Organisation Research Reports
Peer Review Status: Unrefereed
Title: Strengthening the Contribution of Non-Executive Directors and Trustees to Scottish Boards in the Private, Public and Third Sectors
Author(s): McQuaid, Ronald
Pocher, Eva
Contact Email:
Citation: McQuaid R & Pocher E (2013) Strengthening the Contribution of Non-Executive Directors and Trustees to Scottish Boards in the Private, Public and Third Sectors. Employment Research Institute.
Issue Date: 9-May-2013
Date Deposited: 4-Oct-2013
Publisher: Employment Research Institute
Abstract: This study examines the contributions, roles, skills, training opportunities and recruitment procedures of non-executive directors (or trustees) in public, private and Third sector organisations in Scotland, and how improvements to these could be made. Information was gathered through 30 semi-structured face-to-face and 270 online questionnaires with non-executive directors/trustees and executive directors. The results suggest a need for both the clarification of roles and for advanced training, in order to add greater value to the performance of Scottish boards. The research was guided by a Steering Group consisting of Karen Carlton (former Public Appointments Commissioner for Scotland), John Ferguson (Director, Development and Programmes, SCVO), David Watt (Director, IoD Scotland), Professor Ronald McQuaid (Director, Employment Research Institute), Professor Charles Edwards (Director, Edinburgh Institute for Leadership & Management Practice) and Professor George Stonehouse (Dean, Edinburgh Napier University Business School). The study was carried out by the Employment Research Institute and funded by the Edinburgh Napier University Business School. The authors take responsibility for its contents.
Type: Research Report
Rights: This report is available under Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial License.
Affiliation: Edinburgh Napier University
Edinburgh Napier University
Licence URL(s):

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
NED Report FINAL Stg email 200813.pdfFulltext - Published Version828.48 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

This item is protected by original copyright

A file in this item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons

Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

The metadata of the records in the Repository are available under the CC0 public domain dedication: No Rights Reserved

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.