Return on directors: maximizing return on investment in the board room

Return on directors: maximizing return on investment in the board room It’s relatively easy to measure the output of a light bulb. Simply flip the switch and see whether it lights up. For greater accuracy, use a light meter. Even the dimmest bulb can pass this test. The measurement task becomes infinitely more complex, though, when assessing the brightest lights of business: corporate directors. In the boardroom, measurement of individual directors and total board effectiveness is both lacking in depth and consistency. While the board might demand financial return statements on other corporate investments, it is a rare board that shines the same light on itself. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Handbook of Business Strategy Emerald Publishing

Return on directors: maximizing return on investment in the board room

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1077-5730
DOI
10.1108/10775730410494242
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Abstract

It’s relatively easy to measure the output of a light bulb. Simply flip the switch and see whether it lights up. For greater accuracy, use a light meter. Even the dimmest bulb can pass this test. The measurement task becomes infinitely more complex, though, when assessing the brightest lights of business: corporate directors. In the boardroom, measurement of individual directors and total board effectiveness is both lacking in depth and consistency. While the board might demand financial return statements on other corporate investments, it is a rare board that shines the same light on itself.

Journal

Handbook of Business StrategyEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 2004

Keywords: Return on investment; Corporate governance; Boards of directors

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