by Chris Bart and Mark Fuller for Forbes India
With the corporate governance crisis at the turn of the century that shattered firms like Enron and WorldCom, academics and consultants turned their attention to enhancing corporate governance. What the 2008 financial crisis revealed is that the post-Enron governance advice has been insufficient in helping develop successful boards of directors: more work is needed to help us understand what makes a board effective or not. Nine factors are the difference between an effective and an ineffective boardroom, which can impact the strategic success of the organization. Readers, including current and prospective directors, will benefit from the shared experiences of nearly 200 of their peers.
The existing corporate governance regime consists largely of checklists, guidelines and so-called best practices. We find, however, four liabilities with the use of these tools and techniques. Read more here.