Leadership and governance in Australian agriculture: the determinants of board membership in representative, statutory and corporate organizations in Australian agriculture

Lynette Anne Johnston

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This study contributes to the development of theory in this field by exploring the development of the political ideologies and ideological conformity underpinning the agricultural industry, building on theoretical and empirical research relative to the cultural norms, political factors, networks, structures etc. that influence board membership. In so doing the research has developed the theory that leadership and governance are driven primarily by a dominant agrarian (Benthamite) utilitarian liberal philosophy and that selection to industry boards is constrained by a strict adherence to the principles of this ideology, using social mechanisms and structures designed to ensure conformity.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date19 Mar 2019
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018


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