Governing the governors

Donald NordbergJuvenal posed the question many centuries ago: Who will guard the guardians? That question plays a prominent role in the literature of corporate governance, and also in statecraft. Donald Nordberg, associate professor in the Business School, has recently completed a project that turns on that question: How do we govern those who govern the governors? In a leadership development programme for senior staff of the House of Commons and House of Lords, he developed and led a unit on governance and ethics. Some of the insights from that appear now in a short “viewpoint” article in the journal Evidence-Based HRM.  A more extensive account of the issues – which was delivered to the conference of the European Academy of Management – is available as a working paper in Social Sciences Research Network.