Title: Corporate governance and board effectiveness 2.0

Authors: Richard Leblanc

Addresses: Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, M3J 1P3, Canada

Abstract: Recent corporate scandals have put company boards in the spotlight. Legislation, codes of conduct, and guidelines have been developed to improve corporate governance. But while many prescriptions for improving corporate governance focus on the structure of boards, Dr. Richard Leblanc|s research suggests that there is no direct causal relationship between board structure and corporate performance. Indeed, many recent failed corporations had exemplary board structure. Richard Leblanc discusses how to assess board effectiveness and improve it.

Keywords: assessment; board of directors; corporate governance; board leadership; board effectiveness.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBGE.2007.012605

International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, 2007 Vol.3 No.2, pp.106 - 112

Available online: 27 Feb 2007 *

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