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Boards at Work: How Directors View their Roles and Responsibilities

Philip Stiles and Bernard Taylor


Boards of directors are coming under increasing scrutiny in terms of their contribution in monitoring and controlling management, particularly in the wake of high-profile corporate frauds and failures, and also their potential to add value to organisational performance through involvement in the strategy process and through building relationships with key investors. Despite the importance of these issues, not only to organisations, but also arguably to national competitiveness, the nature of board activity remains largely a black box, clouded by prescriptions, prejudices, and half-truths. This ... More

Keywords: boards of directors, investors, management, organisational performance, non-executive directors, chief executive officer, United Kingdom, trust

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199258161
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258161.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip Stiles, author
Senior Research Associate, The Judge Institute of Management Studies
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Bernard Taylor, author
Henley Management College
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