- xxi, 206 pages. ; 25 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Finegold, David L.,Lawler, Edward E.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.Pt. 1. What Should Boards Do? -- 1. Critical Board Activities -- 2. Attributes of High Performance Boards -- Pt. 2. Principles and Practices for Effective Boards -- 3. Board Membership -- 4. Board Leadership -- 5. Information for High Performance Boards -- 6. Evaluating the CEO -- 7. Evaluating and Rewarding the Board's Performance -- Pt. 3. Boards in the Future -- 8. Governing in the Age of the Internet -- 9. To Whom Are Boards Accountable? -- 10. Redesigning the Board: New Governance Forms.Summary: "In Corporate Boards, the authors explore the roles that corporate governance will play in the twenty-first-century organization and identify the key practices that make a board effective. Questioning the long-held assumption that boards are solely responsible to shareholders, the authors propose that the focus of judging a board's success should move from a shareholder to a stakeholder point of view. The authors then go well beyond the issue of board accountability; they examine boards from a group and organizational effectiveness perspective and propose a framework that centers on what really influences effective governance behavior - information, knowledge, power, rewards, and opportunity."--BOOK JACKET.