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Evaluating boards: A policy agenda in need of perspective.

Nordberg, D. and Booth, R., 2019. Evaluating boards: A policy agenda in need of perspective. Technical Report. New York: The Conference Board Inc..

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Abstract

For at least 30 years, and with growing intensity through recurring corporate governance crises, public policy in many countries has been striving to encourage boards of directors to undertake regular evaluations. The policy push has stimulated much practical advice, many tools for evaluation, strong encouragement from professional bodies, and considerable skepticism from those being evaluated. While some scholars have sought to conceptualize the practice, we lack a fuller understanding that can help us see how the promised benefits and feared drawbacks arise. This Director Notes report reviews the policy context and practitioner accounts and builds frameworks for practice and policy analysis. The authors find that board evaluation is a multidimensional concept in which the interactions across the dimensions open paths to improvement of boards processes while also to unintended consequences. The authors then suggest avenues for future research and a shift in policy and practice toward greater experimentation.

Item Type:Monograph (Technical Report)
Additional Information:Direct link to the publication on the publisher's site: https://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8637 This analysis was published in July 2019 by The Conference Board Inc. It forms a part of its “Director Notes” series for member organizations.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Corporate governance; Board evaluation;
Group:Faculty of Management
ID Code:32543
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:18 Jul 2019 14:14
Last Modified:18 Jul 2019 14:16

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