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

Michele Bigoni Warwick Funnell Chris Ogbechie (Lagos Business School, Pan- Atlantic University) David Williamson (Staffordshire University, UK)



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18 March 2019
Business strategy; International business; Management of specific areas; Boards & directors: role & responsibilities; Company law
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.
Edited by:   Michele Bigoni, Warwick Funnell, Chris Ogbechie (Lagos Business School, Pan- Atlantic University), David Williamson (Staffordshire University, UK)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
Weight:   726g
ISBN:   9781138048324
ISBN 10:   1138048321
Series:   Routledge Studies in Corporate Governance
Pages:   406
Publication Date:   18 March 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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 Colgar 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 Gul 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

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.

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

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.

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