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ENHANCING NDPB ACCOUNTABILITY: IMPROVING RELATIONSHIPS WITH UPWARD AND DOWNWARD STAKEHOLDERS

Martin, Gary, Connolly, Ciaran and Wall, Anthony (2017) ENHANCING NDPB ACCOUNTABILITY: IMPROVING RELATIONSHIPS WITH UPWARD AND DOWNWARD STAKEHOLDERS. Public Management Review, N/A . pp. 1-23. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1080/14719037.2017.1363905

Abstract

This paper examines the relationship between Northern Ireland Non-departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs) and two key stakeholders, sponsoring government departments and service users, and outlines how this relationship can impact upon a NDPB discharging its accountability responsibilities effectively. After discussing the concept of accountability, the paper presents the findings of a survey of, and interviews with, NDPB board members. Whilst the consensus was that NDPBs were effective in discharging accountability, there was frustration with an apparent absence of an arms’ length relationship with certain sponsoring departments and limited engagement with service users.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Accountability, Governance, Non-departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs), Stakeholders
Faculties and Schools:Ulster Business School > Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
Ulster Business School
Research Institutes and Groups:Business and Management Research Institute
ID Code:38275
Deposited By: Mr Anthony Wall
Deposited On:06 Jul 2017 11:37
Last Modified:26 Oct 2017 08:40

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