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Enhancing Board Effectiveness

Institutional, Regulatory and Functional Perspectives for Developing and Emerging Markets

Edited by Franklin Ngwu, Onyeka K Osuji, Chris Ogbechie, David Williamson


232 pages

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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

List of Tables and Figures



Part A: Board of Directors and Corporate Governance

  1. Introduction
  2. Principles of Corporate Governance and Effective Board (Is there a need for a board)
  3. Board Composition, Gender and Diversity
  4. Financial and Social Performance of Firms
  5. The Nature of Boards in Developing and Emerging Markets
  6. Part B: Examining Board Effectiveness in Developing and Emerging Markets

  7. Board Effectiveness in Mexico: Issues, Challenges and Prospects
  8. Board Styles and Culture of the Board: The Case of Indonesia
  9. Board appointment and performance in Nigeria (The Law, the Politics and the Economics)
  10. Board Effectiveness: Do Committees really matter: Evidence from Turkey
  11. Multinational Enterprises and Corporate Groups
  12. Part C: Institutions and Board Effectiveness

  13. Institutions and Board Effectiveness- Any link?
  14. Tone at the Top, Organizational Culture and Board Effectiveness
  15. Developed Economies and BRICS (Board & Institutions for business growth, productivity and efficiency)
  16. Corporate Governance and Productivity in Other Developing Countries- Learning from BRICS
  17. Part D: Regulating the Board for Corporate Governance

  18. Corporate Governance Codes for Public Sector, Private Sector and Not-for Profit Boards- Varied Rules and Structure or One size fits all
  19. Lifting of the Veil of Incorporation, Personal Liability, Directors’ Duties and Accountability
  20. Transparency, Disclosure and Participatory Procedures
  21. Auditing and Whistleblowing
  22. Director Selection, On-boarding Process and Disqualification
  23. Alternative Regulation and Board Effectiveness
  24. Part E: Issues in Improving the Functional Effectiveness of the Board

  25. Director Remuneration
  26. Club Theory and Performance Evaluation
  27. Shareholders and Institutional Investment
  28. Ethics Programmes and Codes of Conduct
  29. Board Meetings and Individualism in Groups
  30. Money Laundering, Tax havens and Transparency: Any role for the board of directors of banks?
  31. Conclusions: Effective Boards in Developing and Emerging Markets: Looking Ahead



About the Editors

    • Franklin N. Ngwu is a Senior Lecturer in Strategy, Finance and Risk, Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria.
    • Onyeka Osuji is a Senior Lecturer in Law and Director of the Centre for Commercial and Corporate Law, Law School, University of Exeter.
    • Chris Ogbechie is a Senior Fellow in Strategy and Corporate Governance, Lagos Business School, Pan- Atlantic University.
    • David Williamson is a Professor of Regulation and Governance at Staffordshire University and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the School of Law, University of Manchester.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance can be defined as the system of policies, practices, actions and processes by which an organization is lead and managed. Corporate Governance theory examines balancing the interests of the many stakeholders within an organization and the societies in which it operates. This series looks at different systems of Corporate Governance as well examining stakeholder perspectives, including shareholders, management, leadership, customers, suppliers and financiers, encompassing practically every sphere of management. This series publishes cutting edge and definitive coverage of all key topics in Corporate Governance and related interdisciplinary areas including but not limited to; Management Strategy; Leadership; International Business and Economics; Organizational Behavior; Business Ethics; Entrepreneurship; Accounting and Finance.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Government & Business
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate Governance