Title: Towards a meta-model for the board of directors involvement in the strategic process: conceptual issues and key determinants

Authors: Houda Ghaya

Addresses: Department of Finance, University of Strasbourg, 61, avenue de la Forêt Noire, Strasbourg 67085, France

Abstract: Over the past few years, research in corporate governance has devoted an increased amount of attention to boards of directors involvement in the strategic decision-making process; but in spite of this growing interest, the literature provides theoretical pluralism and mixed empirical results. Indeed, the concept was not well defined by past studies and there is no consensus about its operationalisation. In this paper, we review the literature on boards involvement in the strategic decision-making process and question the definitions of this phenomenon and whether a synthetic definition and operational measure can be proposed for future research. We first propose a new definition of the board-job-involvement concept, and then we explain its linkage with key determinants, factors and effects in a meta-model reasoning that can help improve future research in this matter.

Keywords: board of directors; strategic decision making; board involvement; corporate governance; metamodelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCG.2013.060474

International Journal of Corporate Governance, 2013 Vol.4 No.4, pp.343 - 371

Received: 13 Mar 2013
Accepted: 30 Nov 2013

Published online: 16 Apr 2014 *

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