Abstract

The Healthcare Industry has been changing at a rapid pace for the last several decades. To keep up with these changes hospitals have had to adapt to changes in the market including technology, competition, and the needs of their customers. In the case of the non-profit hospital, the changing scene has increased the need for medical expertise on the board of directors to help the hospital keep a competitive edge. This study investigates how shirking on the board of directors of a non-profit hospital may affect the financial integrity of the hospitals as insider directors, lacking stakeholders to report to, have an increasing say in the endeavors of non-profit hospitals. The goal of this study is to use Agency Theory to investigate the board-stakeholder relationship and empirical analysis to show the effects of shirking on the hospital.

Advisor

Sell, John

Department

Business Economics

Disciplines

Economics

Publication Date

2013

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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