Boards at Work: How Directors View Their Roles and Responsibilities

Boards at Work: How Directors View Their Roles and Responsibilities

by Philip Stiles, Bernard Taylor
     
 

This is the first detailed analysis of the internal working and the external relationships of the boards of Britain's leading companies. Responding to calls for greater scrutiny of boards, this book presents an in-depth examination of directors of UK public companies, a survey of company secretaries, and four case studies of UK PLCs (BAA, Burmah Castrol, Securicor,

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Overview

This is the first detailed analysis of the internal working and the external relationships of the boards of Britain's leading companies. Responding to calls for greater scrutiny of boards, this book presents an in-depth examination of directors of UK public companies, a survey of company secretaries, and four case studies of UK PLCs (BAA, Burmah Castrol, Securicor, and Allied Domecq), finding boards to be important devices in maintaining the strategic framework of the organization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198288763
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/07/2001
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Abbreviations
1. The Changing Expectations of Boards of Directors
2. Perspectives on the Contribution of Boards of Directors
3. Researching Boards of Directors
4. The Strategic Role of the Board
5. The Control Role of the Board
6. The Institutional Role of the Board
7. The Dynamics of Board Process
8. Conclusions
Appendices
References
Index

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