The development of the board of trustees of Anglo-American College
Thomas, Robert Nelson
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This is a study of the development of the board of trustees of Anglo-American College, a private institution of higher education established in Prague, Czech Republic in 1991. The author investigated the development of the board through models and theories used in assessing performance of governing boards in the academic and nonprofit communities in the United States. The findings suggest that these models are beneficial in analyzing the development of the board, but are limited in their potential application. Economic, legal, and cultural factors should be given more weight in advising boards of independent colleges and nonprofit organizations in developing countries. Issues of trust and the relationship between the board and the chief executive officer of the institution are critical to the development of the board.