The Private Company Director: Strategies for Serving Entrepreneurs

Management Decision

ISSN: 0025-1747

Publication date: 1 April 1991


The conflict between “serving” and “supervising” an owner manager is an important reason for the role difficulties faced by directors of private companies. Explores the conflicting motivations of owners who establish boards of directors; discusses the role of both owner‐manager entrepreneurs and directors in making private company boards work; and gives guidelines for reducing conflict and increasing board effectiveness. It is based on a survey of 25 directors of private and public company boards.



Osborne, R.L. (1991), "The Private Company Director: Strategies for Serving Entrepreneurs", Management Decision, Vol. 29 No. 4.




Copyright © 1991, MCB UP Limited

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