How to Make Boards Work An International Overview

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-11-29
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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From a global overview of governance and why have boards in the first place to the critical leadership skills of the Chairman, this book offers a unique collection of original contributions that are intellectually riveting and distinctly useful for board directors. This is no mean feat, bearing in mind the scandals that have bedeviled corporations and governments. How to Make Boards Work captures latest governance thinking and research whilst simultaneously addressing the theory and practice of board directors relations. The role and contribution of boards is scrutinized within the broader framework of global, social and political complexity. Clearly arguing for the need to reinvent boards, the book's groundbreaking contribution offers latest thinking and global research on the skills, knowledge and qualities necessary for the high performing board and board director. The integration of monitoring through governance codes with the necessary leadership of the directors, capture the nature of the high performing global board. From why have boards, to what to do on boards, this unusual collection is the board directors' guide to sustainable value creation.

Author Biography

Dr. Andrew Kakabadse is Professor of International Management Development, Cranfield School of Management, UK. Andrew has held and also holds visiting appointments at the Centre for Creative Leadership and Thunderbird, the Garvin School of International Management, USA; at the University of Ulster, UK; and at Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australia. He has consulted and lectured in every region of the world. His bestselling books include Leading the Board, Rice Wine With the Minister, Bilderberg people and Leading Smart Transformation.

Baroness Lutgart Van den Berghe is Executive Director of GUBERNA (Belgian Governance Institute), Extra-Ordinary Professor at the University of Gent and Partner of the Vlerick Business School. She has been visiting or part-time professor at the universities of Rotterdam (Netherlands), Antwerp (Belgium), Lille (France), Bocconi (Italy), Vienna (Austria) and at the Georgia State University (USA). For the last three decades, her main domain of interest has been corporate governance, a domain in which she published numerous books and articles.
She also has extensive governance experience gained as Non-Executive Director in several Belgian and international companies as well as Member of the Belgian Commission for Corporate Governance. At EcoDA (European Confederation of Directors' Association), she is a Member of the Board and chairwoman of its policy committee.

Table of Contents

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Andrew Kakabadse and Lutgart Van den Berghe 1
1. Exposing the 20th Century Corporation. Redesigning 21st Century Boards and Board Performance; Nadeem Khan and Nada Korac-Kakabadse
2. Corporate Income Inequality and Corporate Performance. Any Correlations?; Filipe Morais, Andrew Kakabadse, Nada K. Kakabadse and Adrian Pryce
3. How Chinese Styled Executive Remuneration Works. Evidence from Chinese Red-Chips; Jessica Hong Yang and Nada Kakabadse
4. The Secret to Boards in Reinventing Themselves; Ouarda Dsouli, Nadeem Khan and Nada Korac-Kakabadse
5 . Reinventing Board Effectiveness; Lutgart Van den Berghe and Abigail Levrau
6. Fine-tuning Board Effectiveness is not Enough; Lutgart Van den Berghe and Abigail Levrau
7. An Effective Board Makes the Necessary Trade-offs; Lutgart Van den Berghe and Abigail Levrau
8. Promoting Effective Board Decision-making, the Essence of Good Governance; Lutgart Van den Berghe and Abigail Levrau
9. The Appropriate Board Chair. A Reality Check; Abigail Levrau and Lutgart Van den Berghe
10. The Leadership Attributes of the Chairman of the Board. An International Study; Andrew Kakabadse, Nada Kakabadse, Chris Pierce and Frank Horwitz
11. CEO/Chairman Role Duality Desire. Resistance to Separation Irrespective of Effect; Nada K. Kakabadse, Andrew Kakabadse and Reeves Knyght
12. High Performing Chairmen. the Older the Better; Nada K. Kakabadse, Reeves Knyght and Andrew Kakabadse
13. Aligning the Board. The Chairman's Secret; Nada K. Kakabadse, Reeves Knyght and Andrew Kakabadse

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