Title: What have we not researched? And why not? - some reflections on the 'blind spots' of corporate governance and board research

Authors: Thomas Steger

Addresses: Faculty of Business, Economics and Management Information Systems, University of Regensburg, Universitätsstr. 31, 93053 Regensburg, Germany

Abstract: Corporate governance and board research has to date provided a multitude of studies, findings, and data and, hence, made some important contributions to the field of management and organisational behaviour. Nevertheless, relatively little has been said about the topics and aspects that have remained underestimated, neglected, or unexplored in this field. Accordingly, this paper takes a somewhat critical position by questioning such 'blind spots'. Moreover, it reflects on potential opportunities and challenges for further research that may enrich our knowledge and understanding of corporate governance and board phenomena.

Keywords: corporate governance; board research; theoretical approaches; methods; actors; deficits; boards of directors.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBGE.2014.063276

International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, 2014 Vol.9 No.2, pp.121 - 135

Published online: 31 Mar 2015 *

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