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Basterretxea, Imanol; Cornforth, Chris and Heras-Saizarbitoria, Inaki (2020). Corporate governance as a key aspect in the failure of worker cooperatives. Economic and Industrial Democracy (Early Access).

Cornforth, Chris (2020). The governance of hybrid organisations. In: Billis, David and Rochester, Colin eds. Handbook of Hybrid Organisations. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 220–236.

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Raufflet, Emmanuel B.; Michaud, Valérie and Cornforth, Chris (2019). Guest Editorial: Introduction to the special issue. Management Decision, 57(6) pp. 1339–1343.

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Tacon, Richard; Walters, Geoff and Cornforth, Chris (2017). Accountability in Nonprofit Governance: A Process-Based Study. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 46(4) pp. 685–704.

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Cornforth, Chris and Macmillan, Rob (2016). Evolution in Board Chair-CEO Relationships: A Negotiated Order Perspective. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 45(5) pp. 949–970.

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Cornforth, Chris (2015). The eternal triangle: the crucial role of the Chair and Chief Executive in empowering the board. In: Novkovic, Sonia and Miner, Karen eds. Co-operative Governance Fit to Build Resilience in the Face of Complexity. Brussels: International Co-operative Alliance, pp. 95–100.

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Cornforth, Chris and Brown, William A. eds. (2013). Nonprofit Governance: Innovative Perspectives and Approaches. Routledge Contemporary Corporate Governance Series. Abingdon: Routledge.

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Harrison, Yvonne; Murray, Vic and Cornforth, Chris (2012). Perceptions of board chair leadership effectiveness in nonprofit and voluntary sector organizations. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary Nonprofit Organizations, 24(3) pp. 688–712.

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Hayes, John Paul; Cornforth, Chris and Vangen, Siv (2011). Tensions: a challenge to governance and cross-sector partnerships. In: 18th Multi-Organisational Partnerships Alliances and Networks, 4-6 Jul 2011, Glasgow.

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Cornforth, Chris and Robson, Paul (2010). Governance issues in voluntary organisations with local-national structures. In: VSSN Conference, May 2010, Sheffield Hallam University.

Cornforth, Chris and Chambers, Naomi (2010). The role of corporate governance and boards in organizational performance. In: Walshe, Kieran; Harvey, Gill and Jas, Pauline eds. Connecting knowledge and performance in public services: from knowing to doing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 99–127.

Cornforth, Chris and Spear, Roger (2010). The governance of hybrid organisations. In: Billis, David ed. Hybrid Organizations and the Third Sector: Challenges for Practice, Theory and Policy. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave, pp. 70–89.

Cornforth, C.; Harrison, Y. and Murray, V. (2010). What makes chairs of governing bodies effective? The National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the Charity Trustee Network, Guildford, UK.

Cornforth, Chris and Chambers, Naomi (2010). The role of corporate governance and boards in organisational performance. In: Walsh, Kieran; Harvey, Gill and Jas, Pauline eds. Connecting Knowledge and Performance in Public Services: From Knowing to Doing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 99–127.

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Cornforth, Chris; Harrison, Yvonne and Murray, Vic (2009). The role and impact of chairs of governing bodies in the UK voluntary sector. In: NCVO/VSSN Researching the Voluntary Sector Conference 2009, 07-08 Sep 2009, Warwick University, UK.

Cornforth, Chris; Harrison, Yvonne and Murray, Vic (2009). A comparison of the role and impact of board chairs in United Kingdom and North American nonprofit organizations. In: Nonprofit Governance Conference, 23-24 Apr 2009, University of Missouri, Kansas City, USA.

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Cornforth, Chris; Mordaunt, Jill and Aiken, Michael (2008). Building capacity: Understanding the dilemmas of intevening in small and medium size charities. In: NCVO/VSSN Annual Research Conference, 9-10 Sep 2008, Warwick University.

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Cornforth, Chris; Spear, Roger and Aiken, Michael (2007). Governing social enterprise: emerging challenges and needs. In: 36th Annual ARNOVA Conference, 15-17 Nov 2007, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Cornforth, Chris; Mordaunt, Jill; Aiken, Michael and Otto, Shirley (2007). The grant maker, the change-maker and the organisation: exploring the relationship of capacity building. In: VSSN/NCVO Researching the Voluntary Sector Conference, 5-6 Sep 2007, University of Warwick, UK.

Cornforth, Chris; Spear, Roger and Aiken, Michael (2007). Governance and social enterprise. In: CIRIEC Research Conference on the Social Economy, Oct 2007, Victoria, Canada.

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Cornforth, Chris (2005). Conclusions: contexualising and managing the paradoxes of governance. In: Cornforth, Chris ed. The governance of public and non-profit organizations: what do boards do? Routledge Studies in the management of voluntary and non-profit organizations. London, UK: Routledge, pp. 237–253.

Cornforth, C. J. (2005). Contribution. In: Akpeki, Tesse ed. The Board Answer Book. UK: National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO).

Baguley, John; Cornforth, Chris and Mallory, Geoff (2005). How do Northern non-governmental organizations (NGOs) internationalise?: a stage theory approach. In: ISTR and EMES Conference, 27-29 Apr 2005, Paris, France.

Cornforth, Chris ed. (2005). The governance of public and non-profit organizations: What do boards do? Routledge Studies in the Management of Voluntary and Non-Profit Organizations, 6. Abingdon, U.K.: Routledge.

Baguley, J.; Cornforth, C. and Mallory, G. (2005). Globalizing NGOs: A stage theory perspective on processes of international evolution. In: 34th Annual ARNOVA Conference, Nov 2005, Washington, USA.

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Baguley, John; Cornforth, Chris and Mallory, Geoff (2004). What drives non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to internationalise? In: 33rd Annual ARNOVA Conference, Nov 2004, Los Angeles, USA.

Cornforth, Chris and Paton, Rob (2004). Editorial:failure and turnaround in public and non-profit organizations. Public Money and Management, 24(4) pp. 197–199.

Cornforth, Chris and Mordaunt, Jill (2004). The governance of the voluntary and community sector - the starting point. In: ed. Developing an Integrated Governance Strategy for the Vountary and Community Sector: volume of evidence. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: The Foundation for Good Governance, pp. 7–14.

Mordaunt, Jill; Cornforth, Chris and Otto, Shirley (2004). Crisis, failure and recovery and the governance of public and nonprofit organizations: the effects of participation. In: 6th International Society for Third Sector Research Conference,, 11-14 Jul 2004, Toronto, Canada.

Cattell, C.; Cornforth, C.; Deniston, H.; Howarth, R.; Mordaunt, J.; Morrison, C.; Otto, S. and Wilcox, D. (2004). Development of an Integrated Governance Strategy for the Voluntary and Community Sector. Home Office Active Communities Unit, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.

Cornforth, Chris (2004). The governance of social enterprises: a paradox perspective. Economie et Solidarites, 35(1/2) pp. 81–99.

Cornforth, Chris and Mordaunt, Jill (2004). The role of boards in organizational failure and turnaround. In: 8th International Research Symposium on Public Management, Apr 2004, Budapest, Hungary.

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Cornforth, Chris and Mordaunt, Jill (2003). What do boards do when things go wrong? In: 32nd Annual ARNOVA Conference, 20-22 Nov 2003, Denver.

Cornforth, Chris (2003). Contextualising non-profit governance: the influence of contextual factors on board characteristics and paradoxes. In: 19th European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) Colloquium: Organization Analysis Informing Social and Global Development, Jul 2003, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Cornforth, Chris and Simpson, Claire (2003). The changing face of charity governance: the impact of organizational size. In: Cornforth, C.J. ed. The Governance of Public and Non-profit Organizations: what do boards do? Routledge Studies in the Management of Voluntary and Non-Profit Organizations. London: Routledge, pp. 187–206.

Cornforth, Chris (2003). Conclusions: contexualising and managing the paradoxes of governance. In: Cornforth, Chris ed. The governance of public and non-profit organizations: what do boards do? Routledge Studies in the Management of Voluntary and Non-Profit Organizations. London, UK: Routledge, pp. 237–253.

Cornforth, Chris (2003). The changing context of governance - emerging issues and paradoxes. In: Cornforth, Chris ed. The governance of public and non-profit organizations: what do boards do? Routledge Studies in the Management of Voluntary and Non-Profit Organizations. London, UK: Routledge, pp. 1–20.

Edwards, Charles and Cornforth, Chris (2003). What influences the strategic contribution of boards? In: Cornforth, Chris ed. The governance of public and non-profit organizations: what do boards do? Routledge Studies in the Management of Voluntary and Non-Profit Organizations. London, UK: Routledge, pp. 77–96.

Cornforth, Chris (2003). Summary and conclusions: Contextualising and managing the paradoxes of governance. In: Cornforth, Chris ed. The Governance of Public and Non-profit Organizations: What do Boards do? London, UK: Routledge.

Cornforth, Chris (2003). Introduction: the changing context of governance - emerging issues and paradoxes. In: Cornforth, Chris ed. The Governance of Public and Non-profit Organizations: What do boards do? London, UK: Routledge.

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Cornforth, Chris ed. (2002). The Governance of public and non-profit organisations: what do boards do? Routledge Studies in the Management of Voluntary and Non-Profit Organizations. Oxford, UK: Routledge.

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Cornforth, Chris (2001). Recent trends in charity governance and trusteeship. Guide to Board Development. London: NCVO.

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Cornforth, Chris (1999). Power relations between boards and senior managers in the governance of public and non-profit organisations. In: 2nd International Conference on Corporate Governance and Direction, 13-15 Oct 1999, Henley Management College, UK.

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Cornforth, Chris; Paton, Rob and Batsleer, Julian (1998). Opening up non-profit management development: Lessons from the Open University's voluntary sector management programme. In: O'Neill, Michael and Fletcher, Kathleen eds. Non-profit Management Education: US and World Perspectives. Westport, CT: Praegan, pp. 33–45.

Cornforth, Chris; Batsleer, Julian and Paton, Rob (1998). Opening up non-profit management development: a national development based on distance learning. In: O'Neill, Michael and Fletcher, Kathleen eds. Non-profit Management Education: US and World Perspectives. Westport, CT, USA: Greenwood Publishing Group, pp. 33–45.

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Edwards, Charles and Cornforth, Chris (1997). Who governs? Managing the tension between the political and managerial role of boards. In: 2nd International Research Symposium of Public Service Management, Sep 1997, Aston, UK.

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Cornforth, Chris and Edwards, Charles (1996). Organizational governance: does it travel across sectoral boundaries? In: International Research Symposium on Public Services Management, Mar 1996, Aston Business School, UK.

Cornforth, C.; Thomas, A and Mayoux, L (1996). Organizational tensions in international NGOs: towards a research agenda. In: Researching the UK Voluntary Sector Conference, Oct 1996, London, UK.

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Cornforth, Chris (1995). Patterns of co-operative management: Beyond the degeneration thesis. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 16(4) pp. 487–523.

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Cornforth, Chris and Thomas, Alan (1994). The structure of the worker co-operative sector in the UK: interpreting recent trends. Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 65(4) pp. 641–656.

Cornforth, Chris (1994). Governing non-profit organizations: heroic myths and human tales. In: Saxon-Harrold, Susan and Kendall, Jeremy eds. Researching the Voluntary Sector. London, UK: Charities Aid Foundation.

Cornforth, C. and Thomas, A. (1994). Worker co-operatives 1988-1993: decline or growth? In: Howe, Lily ed. The world of co-operative enterprise 1995. Oxford, UK: Plunkett Foundation.

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Cornforth, Chris (1992). Co-operatives. In: Széll, György ed. Concise encyclopaedia of participation and co-management. De Gruyter studies in organization. New York: Walter De Gruyter Inc.

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Paton, R. and Cornforth, C. J. (1991). What's different about managing in voluntary and nonprofit organizations? In: Batsleer, Julian; Cornforth, Chris and Paton, Rob eds. Issues in voluntary and nonprofit management. Addison-Wesley, pp. 36–46.

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Cornforth, Chris and Thomas, Alan (1990). Co-operative development: Barriers, support structures and cultural factors. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 11(4) pp. 451–461.

Cornforth, Chris (1990). Worker co-operatives: Temporary phenomenon or growing trend. In: Széll, György and Lammers, Cornelis J. eds. International Handbook of Participation in Organizations. UK: Oxford University Press.

Cornforth, Chris (1990). Conceptions of management in voluntary and non-profit organizations. In: Conference of the Association of Voluntary Action Scholars, 1990.

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Cornforth, Chris (1989). The role of support organizations in developing worker co-operatives: a model for promoting economic and industrial democracy? In: Széll, György; Blyton, Paul and Cornforth, Chris eds. The State, Trade Unions and Self-Management: Issues of Competence and Control. de Gruyter Studies in Organization. Berlin: Walter De Gruyter, pp. 107–124.

Thomas, Alan and Cornforth, Chris (1989). A model for democratic decision-making: the case of worker co-operatives. Economic Analysis and Workers Management, 23(1) pp. 1–15.

Thomas, Alan and Cornforth, Chris (1989). The survival and growth of worker co-operatives: a comparison with small businesses. International Small Business Journal, 8(1) pp. 34–50.

Blyton, Paul; Cornforth, Chris and Széll, György eds. (1989). The state, trade unions and self-management: issues of competence and control. Walter De Gruyter Inc.

Cornforth, Chris (1989). Lake School of English. In: Thomas, Alan and Thornley, Jenny eds. Co-ops to the Rescue. London, UK: ICOM Co-Publications.

Cornforth, Chris (1989). Worker co-operatives in Britain: a review of the literature. In: London Business School Library, The ed. London Business School Small Business Bibliography. London, UK: London Business School.

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Cornforth, Chris (1988). Can entrepreneurship be institutionalised? The case of worker co-operatives. International Small Business Journal, 6(4) pp. 10–19.

Cornforth, Chris and Paton, Rob (1988). Worker co-operatives and the democratisation of work in Europe. In: Wiseman, J. ed. Worker Freedom: The Promise of Workplace Democracy. New York: TOES Books.

Cornforth, Chris (1988). The role of managers in worker co-operatives. In: Bayley, J. Elise; Parnell, Edgar and Plunkett Foundation for Co-operative Studies, The eds. Yearbook of Co-operative Enterprise 1988. Oxford, UK: Plunkett Foundation for Co-operative Studies.

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Cornforth, Chris and Lewis, Jenny (1987). Creating successful co-operatives business: a summary report. Open University Co-Operatives Research Unit, Milton Keynes, UK.

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Cornforth, Chris (1986). Worker co-operatives: factors affecting their success and failure. In: Curran, James; Stanworth, John and Watkins, David eds. The Survival of the Small Firm. Aldershot: Gower.

Cornforth, Chris (1986). Local co-operative support organizations in Britain: an assessment of their effectiveness in developing working co-operatives. In: Plunkett Foundation for Co-operative Studies, The; International Co-operative Alliance, The and Horace Plunkett Foundation, The eds. The Yearbook of Agricultural Co-operation. Oxford, UK: Plunkett Foundation.

Cornforth, Chris (1986). The role of local co-operative development agencies in promoting worker co-operatives. In: Faulkner, Terry ed. Readings in Small Business. Aldershot: Gower.

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Cornforth, Chris (1984). The role of local co-operative development agencies in promoting worker co-operatives. Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 55(3) pp. 253–280.

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Cornforth, C.; Taylor, S. and Varelidis, N. (1983). Learning through work experience in Britain. Journal of European Industrial Training, 7(6) pp. 3–10.

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Cornforth, Chris (1982). Trade unions and producer co-operatives. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 3(1) pp. 17–30.

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