1st Edition

Enhancing Board Effectiveness
Institutional, Regulatory and Functional Perspectives for Developing and Emerging Markets

ISBN 9781138048324
Published March 18, 2019 by Routledge
416 Pages

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Book Description

Enhancing Board Effectiveness seeks to examine the conceptualization and role of the board in a variety of contexts and articulate solutions for improving the effectiveness of the board, especially in developing and emerging markets. Enhancing Board Effectiveness with therefore address the following central questions:

  • To what extent is the concept and role of the board evolving?
  • What rights, powers, responsibilities and other contemporary and historical experiences can enhance the effectiveness of the board, especially in the particular contexts of developing and emerging markets?
  • What socio-economic, political, regulatory and institutional factors/actors influence the effectiveness of the board and how can the policies and practices of such actors exert such influences?
  • In what ways can a reconstructed concept of the board serve as a tool for theoretical, analytical, regulatory and pragmatic assessment of its effectiveness?

In examining this issues, Enhancing Board Effectiveness will investigate theoretical, socio-economic, historical, empirical, regulatory, comparative and inter-disciplinary approaches. Academics in the relevant fields of accounting, behavioural psychology/economics, development studies, financial regulation, law and management/organizational studies, political economy and, public administration will find this book of high interest.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Professor Emilios Avgouleas

Chapter 1

Introduction: Enhancing Board Effectiveness – Institutional, Regulatory and Functional Perspectives for Developing and Emerging Markets

Onyeka K. Osuji, Franklin N. Ngwu, Chris Ogbechie and David Williamson

Chapter 2:

Principles of Corporate Governance and Effective Board

Folajimi Ashiru, Franklin Nakpodia and Emmanuel Adegbite

Chapter 3

Codes for Boards of Directors: A Law and Morality and Organisational Differences Perspective

David Williamson & Gary Lynch-Wood

Chapter 4

The Nature of Boards in Developing and Emerging Markets

Chris Ogbechie

Chapter 5: Corporate Governance and Business Growth: Evidence from China

Jia Liu; Moshfique Uddin; Anup Chowdhury & Christopher Muganhu

Chapter 6

Board Effectiveness: Do Committees Really Matter? Evidence from Turkey

Emek Toraman Çolgar

Chapter 7

Individualism in Boards or Directors: Why Good Board Members Make Bad Decisions

Chris van der Hoven and Kalu Ojah

Chapter 8

Tone at the Top, Organizational Culture and Board Effectiveness

Surendra Arjoon

Chapter 9

Institutions and Board Effectiveness: Any Link? The United Kingdom, United States and Nigeria in Perspective

Francis Okanigbuan

Chapter 10

Club Theory and Directors’ Performance Evaluation

Onyeka K. Osuji

Chapter 11

Corporate Governance Codes for Public Sector, Private Sector and Not-for Profit Boards- Varied Rules and Structure or One size fits all

Olawale Ajai

Chapter 12

Reporting by the Companies: Development and Challenges

Indrajit Dube & Mia Mahmudur Rahim

Chapter 13

Director’s Selection, On-boarding and Disqualification Process

Chris Ogbechie

Chapter 14

Directors’ Duties and Accountability, Personal Liability and Lifting the Veil of Incorporation

Ngozi Okoye

Chapter 15:

Money laundering, Tax havens and Transparency: Any role for the Board of Directors of Banks?

Euphemia Godspower-Akpomiemie and Kalu Ojah

Chapter 16

The Journey to Board Effectiveness: The Case of Indonesia

Sylvia Veronica

Chapter 17

Board Roles in Business Groups and Multinational Enterprises in Emerging Markets

Gül Okutan Nilsson

Chapter 18

The Board in the Financial and Social Performance of Firms

Ogechi Adeola and Eugene Ohu

Chapter 19

Director Remuneration in Developing and Emerging Markets: Issues, Challenges and Prospects

Franklin N. Ngwu

Chapter 20

Board Composition and Diversity in Developing and Emerging Markets

Enase Okonedo

Chapter 21

Shareholders and Institutional Investment

Kalu Ojah and Chris van der Hoven

Chapter 22

Board Effectiveness and Regulation: Explaining the DeficitGary Lynch-Wood and David Williamson

Chapter 23

Effective Boards in Developing and Emerging Markets: Looking Ahead

David Williamson, Chris Ogbechie, Onyeka K. Osuji & Franklin N.Ngwu

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Franklin N. Ngwu is a Senior Lecturer in Strategy, Finance and Risk Management, Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria.

Onyeka Osuji is a Reader in Law and Coordinator of the Commercial Law Research Cluster, School of Law, University of Essex, UK.

Chris Ogbechie is a Professor of Strategic Management and Corporate Governance, Lagos Business School, Pan- Atlantic University, Nigeria.

David Williamson is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow, School of Law, University of Manchester, UK.


"This innovative book draws together authors from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to examine the role of boards of directors. An important contribution which it makes is to focus on the board’s role and effectiveness in developing and emerging markets. The editors stress the salience of context through their adoption of a New Institutional Economics framework emphasising the importance of culture influencing institutions and their effectiveness. Contributions to the volume cover theoretical approaches as well as examining the practical and policy problems which arise in developing and emerging markets, The book is an essential contribution to our understanding of the role of directors in developing and emerging markets."—Professor Frank H. Stephen, University of Manchester, U.K.