Board of Directors: Structure and Consequences
Authors: Professor David F. Larcker and Brian Tayan,
Researcher, Corporate Governance Research Initiative
Stanford Graduate School of Business
The board of directors is generally described in terms of its prominent structural attributes, including size, composition, and independence.
This Quick Guide examines the importance of these and whether they contribute to board effectiveness and shareholder value.
It answers the questions:
• What is the composition of a typical board?
• Which factors improve governance quality?
• Which factors do not?
• Can a board’s quality be determined by its structure?
For an expanded discussion, see Corporate Governance Matters: A Closer Look at Organizational Choices and Their Consequences (Second Edition) by David Larcker and Brian Tayan (2015): http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/faculty-research/books/corporate-governance-matters-closer-look-organizational-choices
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