Boards of directors and firm performance : is there an expectations gap?

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dc.contributor.author Brennan, Niamh
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-26T09:19:16Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-26T09:19:16Z
dc.date.copyright 2006 The Author; Journal compilation: 2006 Blackwell Publishing en
dc.date.issued 2006-11
dc.identifier.citation Corporate Governance: An International Review en
dc.identifier.issn 1467-8683
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2904
dc.description.abstract Reflecting investor expectations, most prior corporate governance research attempts to find a relationship between boards of directors and firm performance. This paper critically examines the premise on which this research is based. An expectations gap approach is applied for the first time to implicit expectations which assume a relationship between firm performance and company boards. An expectations gap has two elements: A reasonableness gap and a performance gap. Seven aspects of boards are identified as leading to a reasonableness gap. Five aspects of boards are identified as leading to a performance gap. The paper concludes by suggesting avenues for empirically testing some of the concepts discussed in this paper. en
dc.description.sponsorship Not applicable en
dc.format.extent 232495 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Wiley-Blackwell en
dc.rights This is the authors' version of the following article: "Boards of Directors and Firm Performance: Is there an Expectations Gap?" published in Corporate Governance: An International Review, 14 (6) (November 2006): 577-593). It is available in its final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8683.2006.00534.x en
dc.subject Boards of directors en
dc.subject Expectations gap en
dc.subject Firm performance en
dc.subject.lcsh Boards of directors en
dc.subject.lcsh Success in business en
dc.subject.lcsh Corporations--Investor relations en
dc.subject.lcsh Corporate governance en
dc.title Boards of directors and firm performance : is there an expectations gap? en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions Publisher's version en
dc.internal.webversions http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8683.2006.00534.x en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 14 en
dc.identifier.issue 6 en
dc.identifier.startpage 577 en
dc.identifier.endpage 593 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/j.1467-8683.2006.00534.x
dc.neeo.contributor Brennan|Niamh|aut|
dc.internal.rmsid 17788219


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