Title: Developments and trends in research on board leadership: a systematic literature review

Authors: Daniel Yar Hamidi; Jonas Gabrielsson

Addresses: University of Borås, 50190 Borås, Sweden; Lund University, P.O. Box 118, 22100 Lund, Sweden; Halmstad University, P.O. Box 823, Halmstad, Sweden ' Lund University, P.O. Box 118, 22100 Lund, Sweden; Halmstad University, P.O. Box 823, Halmstad, Sweden

Abstract: This paper presents a systematic literature review of 139 articles on board leadership that were published in business and management journals since 1980s. Journal names, author country affiliations, topics and focus levels, theories, empirical contexts, and methodologies are presented and analysed. We also assemble and analyse this data thematically in order to identify and frame developments and trends in researchers' ideas on board leadership. This analysis provides guidance for researchers by identifying different research streams on board leadership. The analysis may also serve as basis for theory development in board leadership research that can inform policymaking and best practice recommendations.

Keywords: board leadership; board of directors; chairperson; CEO duality; corporate governance; literature review.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBGE.2014.064739

International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, 2014 Vol.9 No.3, pp.243 - 268

Received: 03 Oct 2013
Accepted: 02 Jun 2014

Published online: 09 Sep 2014 *

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