Boards of Directors: Their Changing Roles, Structure, and Information Needs

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Figures vii
  • Tables ix
  • Acknowledgement xi
  • 1 - Introduction 3
  • Notes 14
  • 2 - Functions and Roles of the Modern For-Profit Board of Directors 17
  • Notes 31
  • 3 - Not-For-Profit Compared to For-Profit Boards 33
  • 4 - Legal Responsibilities of Boards and Members of Boards 37
  • Summary 41
  • Notes 42
  • 5 - Board Composition 43
  • Summary 61
  • Notes 63
  • 6 - Changes in the Use of Committees of the Board 65
  • Summary 83
  • Notes 84
  • 7 - Studies of Information-Providing Practices 87
  • Summary 93
  • Notes 94
  • 8 - An In-Depth Study of Director Information-Providing Practices of Large Manufacturing Companies 95
  • Conclusion 118
  • Notes 119
  • Summary 141
  • Notes 141
  • 10 - Discovering and Heading Off Major Problems 143
  • Summary 164
  • Notes 164
  • 11 - An Information Package for Directors 167
  • Summary 171
  • 12 - Future Directions for the Board of Directors 173
  • Note 180
  • Appendix: Research Questionnaires 181
  • Bibliography 203
  • Index 209
  • About the Author 214
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