Director succession planning and board effectiveness in nonprofit boards

International Employment Relations Association
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Conference Proceeding
IERA 2009 17th Annual Conference: Book of Proceedings, 2009, pp. 249 - 265
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Succession planning for directors of boards is not a widespread practice. This study investigated the attitudes of 88 board of directors of nonprofit organisations through a newly developed Succession Planning Scale. Results revealed that directors perceive succession planning in two factors practices and value. Additionally, directors perceive a positive relationship between succession planning and board effectiveness. Implications for nonprofit organisations and human resources team are addressed.
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