Boards at Work: How Directors View Their Roles and Responsibilities

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198288763
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 6/7/2001
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Philip Stiles is Senior Research Associate at the Judge Institute of Management Studies, University of Cambridge. He is executive editor of 'Long Range Planning'. Bernard Taylor is Professor of Business Policy at Henley Management College and Head of the Faculty Group in Strategy and International Business. He is the founder and editor of the journal 'Long Range Planning', and founding editor of the 'Journal of General Management'. Director of the European Council on Corporate Strategy, he is also the author of fifteen books on strategy and management developments. He has lectured widely both in Britain and internationally.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
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

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