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Professor Chris Cornforth BSc (Exeter), MA (RCA), FHEA

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  • Professor of Organisational Governance and Management
  • The Open University Business School
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Professional biography

Chris is Professor of Organisational Governance and Management. He joined The Open University Business School in 1988 to help establish an innovative new management programme for managers in voluntary and non-profit organisations. This successful programme and has been studied by over 5,000 managers in the sector. More recently he led the development of the MSc in Management and Business Research Methods and the MRes Management and BusinessHis research focuses on the governance and management of non-profit organisations, such as charities, social enterprises, schools and colleges. This work has helped to break new ground both methodologically and theoretically. 

Research interests

Chris' main research focuses on the governance and management of public and non-profit organisations. His aim is to conduct ‘engaged’ research that is theoretically informed but also has strong relevance for policy and practice. He has carried out a series of research projects that focus on the composition and role of boards, the relationship between boards and management, board effectiveness and the role of boards in organisational failure and turnaround. Recent research includes an international comparative study of what makes board chairs effective with colleagues in the US and Canada, and a study of the governance of cross-sector partnerships. He is currently carrying out research on the relationship between Chairs and Chief Executives.

Teaching interests

Chris has taught on a range of Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate and MBA modules. He had responsibility for developing the Masters in Management and Business Research Methods and Chairs the Management and Business Research Methods module offered to full-time MRes students in the School. He is a course team member of the MBA module B847 'Management Beyond the Mainstream' and the undergraduate module B201 'Business Organisations and their Environments'. He also Chairs the Certificate module B628 'Managing: People and Organisations'.

Impact and engagement

Chris has played and continues to play an important leadership role in the academic community. He was a board member of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) from 2006-8, and has been a board member and then Chair of the Voluntary Sector Studies Network  from 2009-13He was a member of the editorial board of Economic and Industrial Democracy from 1986-1998, an Associate Editor of Nonprofit Management and Leadership and co-editor of policy reviews for the journal Voluntary Sector Review from 2009-11. He is currently a member of the editorial boards of the journals Voluntary Sector Review and Social Business, and a member of the Advisory Board of Nonprofit Management and Leadership

Chris' research has had an important impact on policy and practice. He was part of a team that won a tender from the Home Office in 2003 to develop an 'integrated governance strategy for the voluntary and community sectors'. His research was drawn upon in the Cabinet Office's Strategy Unit (2002) report on the reform of the Charities Act Private Action and Public Benefit and the Home Office's (2004) policy document Change Up: Capacity Building and Infrastructure Framework for the Voluntary and Community Sector. He was a member of the steering group overseeing the develop of  National Occupational Standards for Trustees and Management Committee Members, which were successfully launched in 2006. He has carried out research for the Governance Hub examining how the or organisation could better support social enterprises. He is a member of  the National Council for Voluntary Organisation's (NCVO) Governance Forum.

External collaborations

Chris has played an active role in the third sector. He was a governance consultant to the NCVO's Board Development Programme, and has run master classes and workshops for them. He was a consultant to Co-operatives UK developing learning materials for the Governance and Participation toolkit. He has published articles in various third sector magazines, including NGO Finance and Caritas, and produced booklets and reports for NCVO and the Charities Aid Foundation, including a booklet on charity mergers. He has served on various non-profit boards.

Chris has been active in a number of international academic associations including ARNOVA, the International Society for Third Sector Research, the International Sociological Association and the European Group of Organisational Studies. He has organised sessions at a variety of international conferences including the ARNOVA annual conference and the European Academy of Management conference. In 2002-3 he was a member of the International Working Group on Governance Structures in the Social Economy, part of the International Scientific Commission on the Social and Co-operative Economy, organised by the Centre for Research and Information on the Public and Co-operative Economy (CIRIEC), Liege, Belgium.  He has carried out collaborative research on the role of board chairs with colleagues from universities in Canada and the US. He co-edited a book 'Nonprofit Governance: Innovative Perspectives and Approaches' published in 2013 , including contributions from Australia, Canada, the UK and the USA.

Publications

Governing cross-sector, inter-organizational collaborations (2014-04-04)
Vangen, Siv; Hayes, John Paul and Cornforth, Chris
Public Management Review ((Early Access))
Understanding and combating mission drift in social enterprises (2014)
Cornforth, Christopher
Social Enterprise Journal, 10(1) (pp. 3-20)
Nonprofit-public collaborations: understanding governance dynamics (2014)
Cornforth, Chris; Hayes, John Paul and Vangen, Siv
Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly ((In press))
Perceptions of board chair leadership effectiveness in nonprofit and voluntary sector organizations (2012-09)
Harrison, Yvonne; Murray, Vic and Cornforth, Chris
Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary Nonprofit Organizations, 24(3) (pp. 688-712)
Nonprofit Governance Research: Limitations of the Focus on Boards and Suggestions for New Directions (2012)
Cornforth, Chris
Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 41(6) (pp. 1117-1136)
Organisational Capacity Building: Understanding the Dilemmas for Foundations of Intervening in Small- and Medium-Size Charities (2011-09)
Cornforth, Chris and Mordaunt, Jill
Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary Nonprofit Organizations, 22(3) (pp. 428-449)
The governance challenges of social enterprises: evidence from a UK empirical study (2009-06)
Spear, Roger; Cornforth, Chris and Aiken, Michael
Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 80(2) (pp. 247-273)
Beyond nonprofit management education: leadership development in a time of blurred boundaries and distributed learning (2007)
Paton, Rob; Mordaunt, Jill and Cornforth, Chris
Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 36(4) (148S-162S)
Editorial:failure and turnaround in public and non-profit organizations (2004-08-04)
Cornforth, Chris and Paton, Rob
Public Money and Management, 24(4) (pp. 197-199)
The governance of co-operatives and mutual associations: a paradox perspective (2004-03-01)
Cornforth, Chris
Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 75(1) (pp. 11-32)
The governance of social enterprises: a paradox perspective (2004)
Cornforth, Chris
Economie et Solidarites, 35(1/2) (pp. 81-99)
Change and continuity in the governance of nonprofit organizations in the United Kingdom: the impact of organizational size (2002-07-01)
Cornforth, Chris and Simpson, Claire
Nonprofit Management & Leadership, 12(4) (pp. 451-470)
Making sense of co-operative governance: competing models and tensions (2002)
Cornforth, Chris
Review of International Co-operation, 95(1) (pp. 51-57)
What makes boards effective? An examination of the relationships between board inputs, structures, processes and effectiveness in non-profit organizations (2001-07-01)
Cornforth, Chris
Corporate Governance: an International Review, 9(3) (pp. 217-227)
La gouvernance des coopératives et des sociétés mutualistes : une perspective de paradoxe (2001)
Cornforth, Chris
Economie et Solidarites, 35(1-2)
Improving the value of voluntary boards (1999-04)
Cornforth, Chris
Journal of Voluntary Action, 1(2)
Board roles in the strategic management of public service of non-profit organizations: theory and practice (1999)
Cornforth, Chris and Edwards, Charles
Corporate Governance: an International Review, 7(4) (pp. 346-362)
Patterns of co-operative management: Beyond the degeneration thesis (1995)
Cornforth, Chris
Economic and Industrial Democracy, 16(4) (pp. 487-523)
The structure of the worker co-operative sector in the UK: interpreting recent trends (1994)
Cornforth, Chris and Thomas, Alan
Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 65(4) (pp. 641-656)
Cooperative development: barriers, support structures and cultural factors (1990)
Cornforth, Chris and Thomas, Alan
Economic and Industrial Democracy, 11(4) (pp. 451-461)
Co-operative development: Barriers, support structures and cultural factors (1990)
Cornforth, Chris and Thomas, Alan
Economic and Industrial Democracy, 11(4) (pp. 451-461)
A model for democratic decision-making: the case of worker co-operatives (1989)
Thomas, Alan and Cornforth, Chris
Economic Analysis and Workers Management, 23(1) (pp. 1-15)
The survival and growth of worker co-operatives: a comparison with small businesses (1989)
Thomas, Alan and Cornforth, Chris
International Small Business Journal, 8(1) (pp. 34-50)
Can entrepreneurship be institutionalised? The case of worker co-operatives (1988-07)
Cornforth, Chris
International Small Business Journal, 6(4) (pp. 10-19)
The role of local co-operative development agencies in promoting worker co-operatives (1984)
Cornforth, Chris
Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 55(3) (pp. 253-280)
Learning through work experience in Britain (1983)
Cornforth, C.; Taylor, S. and Varelidis, N.
Journal of European Industrial Training, 7(6) (pp. 3-10)
Some factors affecting the success or failure of worker co-operatives: A review of empirical research in the United Kingdom (1983)
Cornforth, Chris
Economic and Industrial Democracy, 4(2) (pp. 163-190)
Trade unions and producer co-operatives (1982-02)
Cornforth, Chris
Economic and Industrial Democracy, 3(1) (pp. 17-30)
Recent trends in charity governance and trusteeship (2001)
Cornforth, Chris
Guide to Board Development
ISBN : 719915910 | Publisher : NCVO | Published : London
Developing Successful Worker Co-operatives (1988)
Cornforth, Chris; Thomas, Alan; Spear, Roger and Lewis, Jenny
ISBN : 803980760 | Publisher : Sage Publications Ltd | Published : London
The role of corporate governance and boards in organizational performance (2010)
Cornforth, Chris and Chambers, Naomi
In: Walshe, Kieran; Harvey, Gill and Jas, Pauline eds. Connecting knowledge and performance in public services: from knowing to doing (pp. 99-127)
ISBN : 9780521195461 | Publisher : Cambridge University Press | Published : Cambridge
The governance of hybrid organisations (2010)
Cornforth, Chris and Spear, Roger
In: Billis, David ed. Hybrid Organizations and the Third Sector: Challenges for Practice, Theory and Policy (pp. 70-89)
ISBN : 9780230234635 | Publisher : Palgrave | Published : Basingstoke, UK
The role of corporate governance and boards in organisational performance (2010)
Cornforth, Chris and Chambers, Naomi
In: Walsh, Kieran; Harvey, Gill and Jas, Pauline eds. Connecting Knowledge and Performance in Public Services: From Knowing to Doing (pp. 99-127)
ISBN : 9780521195461 | Publisher : Cambridge University Press | Published : Cambridge
Conclusions: contexualising and managing the paradoxes of governance (2005-12-07)
Cornforth, Chris
In: Cornforth, Chris ed. The governance of public and non-profit organizations: what do boards do?. Routledge Studies in the management of voluntary and non-profit organizations (pp. 237-253)
ISBN : 415359929 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London, UK
Contribution (2005-12)
Cornforth, C. J.
In: Akpeki, Tesse ed. The Board Answer Book
ISBN : 0 7199 1633 X | Publisher : National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) | Published : UK
The governance of the voluntary and community sector - the starting point (2004)
Cornforth, Chris and Mordaunt, Jill
In: Developing an Integrated Governance Strategy for the Vountary and Community Sector: volume of evidence (pp. 7-14)
Publisher : The Foundation for Good Governance | Published : Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
The changing face of charity governance: the impact of organizational size (2003)
Cornforth, Chris and Simpson, Claire
In: Cornforth, C.J. ed. The Governance of Public and Non-profit Organizations: what do boards do?. Routledge Studies in the Management of Voluntary and Non-Profit Organizations (pp. 187-206)
ISBN : 415359929 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London
Conclusions: contexualising and managing the paradoxes of governance (2003)
Cornforth, Chris
In: Cornforth, Chris ed. The governance of public and non-profit organizations: what do boards do?. Routledge Studies in the Management of Voluntary and Non-Profit Organizations (pp. 237-253)
ISBN : 978-0-415-25818-0 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London, UK
The changing context of governance - emerging issues and paradoxes (2003)
Cornforth, Chris
In: Cornforth, Chris ed. The governance of public and non-profit organizations: what do boards do?. Routledge Studies in the Management of Voluntary and Non-Profit Organizations (pp. 1-20)
ISBN : 978-0-415-25818-0 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London, UK
What influences the strategic contribution of boards? (2003)
Edwards, Charles and Cornforth, Chris
In: Cornforth, Chris ed. The governance of public and non-profit organizations: what do boards do?. Routledge Studies in the Management of Voluntary and Non-Profit Organizations (pp. 77-96)
ISBN : 978-0-415-25818-0 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London, UK
Introduction: the changing context of governance - emerging issues and paradoxes (2003)
Cornforth, Chris
In: Cornforth, Chris ed. The Governance of Public and Non-profit Organizations: What do boards do?
ISBN : 9780415359924 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London, UK
Summary and conclusions: Contextualising and managing the paradoxes of governance (2003)
Cornforth, Chris
In: Cornforth, Chris ed. The Governance of Public and Non-profit Organizations: What do Boards do?
ISBN : 9780415359924 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London, UK
Opening up non-profit management development: Lessons from the Open University's voluntary sector management programme (1998-10)
Cornforth, Chris; Paton, Rob and Batsleer, Julian
In: O'Neill, Michael and Fletcher, Kathleen eds. Non-profit Management Education: US and World Perspectives (pp. 33-45)
ISBN : 027596115X | Publisher : Praegan | Published : Westport, CT
Opening up non-profit management development: a national development based on distance learning (1998)
Cornforth, Chris; Batsleer, Julian and Paton, Rob
In: O'Neill, Michael and Fletcher, Kathleen eds. Non-profit Management Education: US and World Perspectives (pp. 33-45)
ISBN : 9780275961152 | Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group | Published : Westport, CT, USA
Governing non-profit organizations: heroic myths and human tales (1994)
Cornforth, Chris
In: Saxon-Harrold, Susan and Kendall, Jeremy eds. Researching the Voluntary Sector
ISBN : 1859340016 | Publisher : Charities Aid Foundation | Published : London, UK
Worker co-operatives 1988-1993: decline or growth? (1994)
Cornforth, C. and Thomas, A.
In: Howe, Lily ed. The world of co-operative enterprise 1995
ISBN : 850421756 | Publisher : Plunkett Foundation | Published : Oxford, UK
Co-operatives (1992)
Cornforth, Chris
In: Széll, György ed. Concise encyclopaedia of participation and co-management. De Gruyter studies in organization
ISBN : 9780899256047 | Publisher : Walter De Gruyter Inc | Published : New York
What's different about managing in voluntary and nonprofit organizations? (1991-09)
Paton, R. and Cornforth, C. J.
In: Batsleer, Julian; Cornforth, Chris and Paton, Rob eds. Issues in voluntary and nonprofit management (pp. 36-46)
ISBN : 201565471 | Publisher : Addison-Wesley
The social economy: value-based organizations in the wider society (1991)
Paton, Rob
In: Batsleer, Julian; Cornforth, Chris and Paton, Rob eds. Issues in voluntary and non-profit management (pp. 3-12)
ISBN : 201565471 | Publisher : Addison-Wesley Publishing Company | Published : London, U.K.
Worker co-operatives: Temporary phenomenon or growing trend (1990)
Cornforth, Chris
In: Széll, György and Lammers, Cornelis J. eds. International Handbook of Participation in Organizations
ISBN : 198772599 | Publisher : Oxford University Press | Published : UK
The role of support organizations in developing worker co-operatives: a model for promoting economic and industrial democracy? (1989-03)
Cornforth, Chris
In: Széll, György; Blyton, Paul and Cornforth, Chris eds. The State, Trade Unions and Self-Management: Issues of Competence and Control. de Gruyter Studies in Organization (pp. 107-124)
ISBN : 9783110116670 | Publisher : Walter De Gruyter | Published : Berlin
Lake School of English (1989)
Cornforth, Chris
In: Thomas, Alan and Thornley, Jenny eds. Co-ops to the Rescue
ISBN : 094677613X | Publisher : ICOM Co-Publications | Published : London, UK
Worker co-operatives in Britain: a review of the literature (1989)
Cornforth, Chris
In: London Business School Library, The ed. London Business School Small Business Bibliography
ISBN : 9780902583207 | Publisher : London Business School | Published : London, UK
The role of managers in worker co-operatives (1988)
Cornforth, Chris
In: Bayley, J. Elise; Parnell, Edgar and Plunkett Foundation for Co-operative Studies, The eds. Yearbook of Co-operative Enterprise 1988
ISBN : 9780850420807 | Publisher : Plunkett Foundation for Co-operative Studies | Published : Oxford, UK
Worker co-operatives and the democratisation of work in Europe (1988)
Cornforth, Chris and Paton, Rob
In: Wiseman, J. ed. Worker Freedom: The Promise of Workplace Democracy
Publisher : TOES Books | Published : New York
Worker co-operatives: factors affecting their success and failure (1986)
Cornforth, Chris
In: Curran, James; Stanworth, John and Watkins, David eds. The Survival of the Small Firm
ISBN : 978-0566007255 | Publisher : Gower | Published : Aldershot
Local co-operative support organizations in Britain: an assessment of their effectiveness in developing working co-operatives (1986)
Cornforth, Chris
In: Plunkett Foundation for Co-operative Studies, The; International Co-operative Alliance, The and Horace Plunkett Foundation, The eds. The Yearbook of Agricultural Co-operation
Publisher : Plunkett Foundation | Published : Oxford, UK
The role of local co-operative development agencies in promoting worker co-operatives (1986)
Cornforth, Chris
In: Faulkner, Terry ed. Readings in Small Business
ISBN : 9780566051746 | Publisher : Gower | Published : Aldershot
Nonprofit Governance: Innovative Perspectives and Approaches (2013-06-21)
Cornforth, Chris and Brown, William A. eds.
Routledge Contemporary Corporate Governance Series
ISBN : 978-0-415-78336-1 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon
The governance of public and non-profit organizations: What do boards do? (2005)
Cornforth, Chris ed.
Routledge Studies in the Management of Voluntary and Non-Profit Organizations
ISBN : 9780415359924 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon, U.K.
The governance of public and non-profit organisations: What do boards do? (2003)
Cornforth, Chris ed.
ISBN : 978-0415258180 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London
The Governance of public and non-profit organisations: what do boards do? (2002-10-24)
Cornforth, Chris ed.
Routledge Studies in the Management of Voluntary and Non-Profit Organizations
ISBN : 415359929 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Oxford, UK
Issues in voluntary and non-profit management (1991)
Batsleer, Julian; Cornforth, Chris and Paton, Rob eds.
ISBN : 201565471 | Publisher : Addison Wesley | Published : Wokingham, UK
The state, trade unions and self-management: issues of competence and control (1989)
Blyton, Paul; Cornforth, Chris and Széll, György eds.
ISBN : 9780899254753 | Publisher : Walter De Gruyter Inc
Tensions: a challenge to governance and cross-sector partnerships (2011)
Hayes, John Paul; Cornforth, Chris and Vangen, Siv
In : 18th Multi-Organisational Partnerships Alliances and Networks (4-6 July 2011, Glasgow)
Governance in cross-sector partnerships involving third sector organisations (2011)
Hayes, John Paul; Cornforth, Chris and Vangen, Siv
In : 25th British Academy of Management Conference (13-15th September 2011, Birmingham)
Challenges and future directions for third sector governance research (2010)
Cornforth, Chris
In : 10th EURAM Conference (19-22 May 2010, Rome, Italy)
Governance issues in voluntary organisations with local-national structures (2010)
Cornforth, Chris and Robson, Paul
In : VSSN Conference (May 2010, Sheffield Hallam University)
The role and impact of chairs of governing bodies in the UK voluntary sector (2009)
Cornforth, Chris; Harrison, Yvonne and Murray, Vic
In : NCVO/VSSN Researching the Voluntary Sector Conference 2009 (07-08 Sep 2009, Warwick University, UK)
A comparison of the role and impact of board chairs in United Kingdom and North American nonprofit organizations (2009)
Cornforth, Chris; Harrison, Yvonne and Murray, Vic
In : Nonprofit Governance Conference (23-24 Apr 2009, University of Missouri, Kansas City, USA)
Building capacity: Understanding the dilemmas of intevening in small and medium size charities (2008)
Cornforth, Chris; Mordaunt, Jill and Aiken, Michael
In : NCVO/VSSN Annual Research Conference (9-10 Sep 2008, Warwick University)
Governing social enterprise: emerging challenges and needs (2007)
Cornforth, Chris; Spear, Roger and Aiken, Michael
In : 36th Annual ARNOVA Conference (15-17 Nov 2007, Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
The grant maker, the change-maker and the organisation: exploring the relationship of capacity building (2007)
Cornforth, Chris; Mordaunt, Jill; Aiken, Michael and Otto, Shirley
In : VSSN/NCVO Researching the Voluntary Sector Conference (5-6 Sep 2007, University of Warwick, UK)
Governance and social enterprise (2007)
Cornforth, Chris; Spear, Roger and Aiken, Michael
In : CIRIEC Research Conference on the Social Economy (Oct 2007, Victoria, Canada)
How do Northern non-governmental organizations (NGOs) internationalise?: a stage theory approach (2005)
Baguley, John; Cornforth, Chris and Mallory, Geoff
In : ISTR and EMES Conference (27 - 29 April 2005, Paris, France)
Globalizing NGOs: A stage theory perspective on processes of international evolution (2005)
Baguley, J.; Cornforth, C. and Mallory, G.
In : 34th Annual ARNOVA Conference (Nov 2005, Washington, USA)
What drives non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to internationalise? (2004-11)
Baguley, John; Cornforth, Chris and Mallory, Geoff
In : 33rd Annual ARNOVA Conference (Nov 2004, Los Angeles, USA)
Crisis, failure and recovery and the governance of public and nonprofit organizations: the effects of participation (2004)
Mordaunt, Jill; Cornforth, Chris and Otto, Shirley
In : 6th International Society for Third Sector Research Conference, (11-14 Jul 2004, Toronto, Canada)
The role of boards in organizational failure and turnaround (2004)
Cornforth, Chris and Mordaunt, Jill
In : 8th International Research Symposium on Public Management (Apr 2004, Budapest, Hungary)
What do boards do when things go wrong? (2003-11)
Cornforth, Chris and Mordaunt, Jill
In : 32nd Annual ARNOVA Conference (20-22 November 2003, Denver)
Contextualising non-profit governance: the influence of contextual factors on board characteristics and paradoxes (2003-07)
Cornforth, Chris
In : 19th European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) Colloquium: Organization Analysis Informing Social and Global Development (July 2003, Copenhagen, Denmark)
Rising to the challenge or running for the door? The role of governing bodies in dealing with organizational crises (2002-11-13)
Cornforth, Chris and Mordaunt, Jill
In : 31st Annual ARNOVA Conference (13-16 November 2002, Montreal)
Understanding the governance of non-profit organizations: multiple perspectives and paradoxes (2001-11-29)
Cornforth, Chris
In : 30th Annual ARNOVA Conference (29 November - 1 December 2001, Miami)
Power relations between boards and senior managers in the governance of public and non-profit organisations (1999-10-13)
Cornforth, Chris
In : 2nd International Conference on Corporate Governance and Direction (13-15 October 1999, Henley Management College, UK)
Who governs? Managing the tension between the political and managerial role of boards (1997)
Edwards, Charles and Cornforth, Chris
In : 2nd International Research Symposium of Public Service Management (Sep 1997, Aston, UK)
Organizational governance: does it travel across sectoral boundaries? (1996)
Cornforth, Chris and Edwards, Charles
In : International Research Symposium on Public Services Management (March 1996, Aston Business School, UK)
Organizational tensions in international NGOs: towards a research agenda (1996)
Cornforth, C.; Thomas, A and Mayoux, L
In : Researching the UK Voluntary Sector Conference (Oct 1996, London, UK)
Conceptions of management in voluntary and non-profit organizations (1990)
Cornforth, Chris
In : Conference of the Association of Voluntary Action Scholars (1990)
What makes chairs of governing bodies effective? (2010)
Cornforth, C.; Harrison, Y. and Murray, V.
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the Charity Trustee Network, Guildford, UK.
Learning from capacity building and lessons for other funders (2008)
Cornforth, Chris; Mordaunt, Jill and Aiken, Michael
Charities Aid Foundation, West Malling, Kent.
For Love and Money: Governance and Social Enterprise (2007-12-12)
Spear, Roger; Cornforth, Chris and Aiken, Mike
National Council for Voluntary Organisations, UK.
Development of an Integrated Governance Strategy for the Voluntary and Community Sector (2004)
Cattell, C.; Cornforth, C.; Deniston, H.; Howarth, R.; Mordaunt, J.; Morrison, C.; Otto, S. and Wilcox, D.
Home Office Active Communities Unit, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
Good Governance: developing effective board-management relations in public and voluntary organizations (1998)
Cornforth, C. J. and Edwards, C.
CIMA Publishing, London, UK.
Creating successful co-operatives business: a summary report (1987)
Cornforth, Chris and Lewis, Jenny
Open University Co-Operatives Research Unit, Milton Keynes, UK.

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