Board characteristics and sustainability in higher education institutions: The case of the United Kingdom

Aly, Doaa A ORCID: 0000-0002-2037-6879, Abdelqader, Muath ORCID: 0000-0003-0698-1367, Darwish, Tamer K ORCID: 0000-0003-1815-9338, Toporkiewicz, Anna and Radwan, Ali (2024) Board characteristics and sustainability in higher education institutions: The case of the United Kingdom. Higher Education Quarterly. e12496. doi:10.1111/hequ.12496 (In Press)

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Abstract

We explored the relationship between board characteristics and sustainability of higher education institutions in the United Kingdom (UK). We analysed 153 UK universities using data for the year 2019. Our analysis revealed that board size, the number of students on the board, and the number of academic members on the board were found to have significant and positive relationships with sustain-ability. Also, the composition of the sustainability commit-tee was shown to have a significant and positive impact on sustainability score. However, the relationships between board gender diversity, the number of external members on the board, and the number of board meetings held during the year with sustainability score were not significant. The results provide guidance to universities for developing their sustainability practices.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainability; Board characteristics; Higher education; United Kingdom (UK); Corporate governance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > HD58 Organizational behavior, change and effectiveness. Corporate culture
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > HD60 Social responsibility in business
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Tamer Darwish
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2024 16:05
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2024 16:15
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/13617

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