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Corporate Governance and Chairmanship A Personal View$
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Adrian Cadbury

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199252008

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252008.001.0001

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The Board Task

The Board Task

(p.33) 3 The Board Task
Corporate Governance and Chairmanship A Personal View

Adrian Cadbury

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the importance of the boards and their chairmen to corporate governance. The debate on corporate governance has focused on the role of boards of directors, because they are the bridge between those to whom the board is accountable and those who are accountable to the board. Boards are the link between shareholders and managers in publicly quoted companies and more widely between the providers of funds and those who put them to use. The board primarily looks outwards to those whose aims it has been elected to meet. Its task is to devise plans and policies to achieve those aims and to appoint and monitor executives to ensure that they are achieved.

Keywords:   boards, chairmen, corporate governance, boards of directors, shareholders, managers

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