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The changing role of the chairman

Owen, Geoffrey and Kirchmaier, Thomas (2008) The changing role of the chairman. European Business Organization Law Review, 9 (2). pp. 187-213. ISSN 1566-7529

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Identification Number: 10.1017/S1566752908001870


Based on twenty-five semi-structured interviews with company chairmen, we were able to establish that there is resounding support for the split of the positions of chairman and CEO. In addition, chairmen play a key role in making the board a success, partly by establishing the right tone and procedure at the top. The chairmen we interviewed believe that the quality of boards has improved over the last ten years and that directors take their responsibilities more seriously. However, the drive for better corporate governance, though generally welcome, has in some respects become counterproductive.

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Additional Information: © 2008 T.M.C. Asser Press
Divisions: Financial Markets Group
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2009 16:18
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2021 01:51

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