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Roles of boards of directors : oversight and overlap

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by K Old, S Locke, K Van Peursem
The range of themes and rationales for the understanding of the roles of boards of directors (BoDs), as discussed in the corporate governance literature, is investigated in this paper. A comprehensive survey of the literature indicates that the roles of BoDs are not well articulated, specified or even well known. Much of the literature is prescriptive. Three main roles are identified; strategy, control and service. These roles often overlap and are in some cases contradictory. This may be due to a lack of empirical research, contextual understanding and conflicting theoretical perspectives. The literature highlights the need for further empirical research, drawn from real world experiences, to understand which parts of this literature sheds light on the actual roles of BoDs.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Editor

Kennedy J; Di Milia V

Parent Title

Proceedings of the 20th ANZAM Conference [electronic resource] : Management : pragmatism, philosophy, priorities

Start Page

1

End Page

17

Number of Pages

18

Start Date

01/01/2006

ISBN-10

1921047348

Location

Yeppoon, Qld.

Publisher

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management

Place of Publication

Lindfield, NSW

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Department of Management; International conference;

Era Eligible

No

Name of Conference

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. International conference

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