Alternative Models of Governance

Alternative Models of Governance

By
David F. Larcker, Brian Tayan
CGRI Quick Guide Series. September
2015

Other organizational structures exist besides public corporations. Examples include family-controlled businesses, venture-backed companies, private equity-owned businesses, and nonprofit organizations. Each of these faces their own issues relating to purpose, ownership, and control.

This Quick Guide reviews the governance features adopted by these entities. It provides answers to the questions:

  • What are the purposes of these organizations?
  • What governance solutions do they adopt?
  • How effective are they in meeting their objectives?