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The value of governance structures in private family organisations

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dc.contributor.advisor De Graaf, Albert Van der Westhuizen, Rolandi 2018-05-16T09:09:20Z 2018-05-16T09:09:20Z 2018-04
dc.identifier.citation Van der Westhuizen, Rolandi (2018) The value of governance structures in private family organisations, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <>
dc.description.abstract Although private family organisations are prevalent role players in both the South African and international economies, limited research has been performed with regard to them. In terms of regulatory requirements, South African private organisations are neither legally required to comply with corporate governance principles, nor are they required to make their financial data available to the general public. Lack of available data, and limited available research, have resulted in an absence of clarity with regard to whether governance structures in private family organisations add any value to these organisations. This study therefore explores, through the use of a multiple-case study, how the individual private family organisations have structured their governance mechanisms, and the reasons as to why they chose to implement these structures. Both case studies revealed that governance structures, in general, add value. The implemented governance structures may even have contributed to the increase in financial performance over time. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (x, 248 leaves) : charts (some color)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Family organisation en
dc.subject Family business en
dc.subject Corporate governance en
dc.subject Governance structures en
dc.subject Board of directors en
dc.subject Independent directors en
dc.subject Management en
dc.subject Ownership en
dc.subject Private company en
dc.subject Financial value en
dc.subject Non-financial value en
dc.subject Performance en
dc.subject Case study en
dc.subject Qualitative research en
dc.subject Socio-emotional wealth en
dc.subject.ddc 338.7630968
dc.subject.lcsh Family owned business enterprises
dc.subject.lcsh Corporate governance
dc.subject.lcsh Family corporations -- Management
dc.subject.lcsh Agricultural industries -- South Africa -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Manufacturing industries -- South Africa -- Case studies
dc.title The value of governance structures in private family organisations en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Management Accounting en M. Phil. (Accounting Sciences)

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