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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Martin, Sarita
URN etd-03312010-120044
Document Title An investigation into the training of non-executive directors of banks
Degree MBA
Department Gordon Institute of Business Science
Advisor Name Title
Prof D Beaty Supervisor
  • boards of directors
Date 2007-04-08
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Following a number of high-profile bank failures in recent years, both locally and abroad, increasing emphasis is being placed worldwide on the accountability and responsibilities of boards of directors. The Registrar of Banks has publicly stated that there needs to be a focus on the training of non-executive directors in particular in order to enable them to fulfil their duties. In addition, although most banks have some form of director training programmes, no minimum standards for non-executive director training have been developed or measurement tools implemented.

The purpose of the research was to investigate the training of non-executive directors of banks in South Africa so as to contribute to the contribute to the current debate and understanding of what interventions are necessary to respond to the call by the Registrar of Banks. A combination of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies was used to elicit a cross section of views and an approximation of the truth.

The results indicate that while there is widespread acceptance of the need to address the issue of training of non-executive directors of banks, there are divergent views on how this should be done. In particular, further research needs to be conducted in order to develop standardised methodologies and assessment tools.

2006 University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria

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Martin, S 2006, An investigation into the training of non-executive directors of banks, MBA dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-03312010-120044/ >


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