Board behaviour and the global financial crisis : time for a holistic approach to governance
Young, Suzanne and Thyil, Vijaya 2010, Board behaviour and the global financial crisis : time for a holistic approach to governance, in AOM 2010 : Proceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting : Dare to Care : Passion and Compassion in Management Practice and Research, Academy of Management, [Eugene, Oregon], pp. 1-41.
The heightened focus on corporate governance in the aftermath of the financial crisis and in particular the failure of boards to protect their corporations indicates the timeliness of this paper. Although corporate governance has been traditionally linked to control and compliance, the complexities of the 21st Century have focused attention on the need for more holistic approaches. This paper picks up these developments and using interpretive research, analyses thirteen in-depth interviews conducted with board members and senior management, before and after the crisis. The longitudinal data provides valuable insight into the role of boards, their behaviour, culture and decision-making structures.
Field of Research
150303 Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement
Socio Economic Objective
970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category
E1 Full written paper - refereed
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