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The effects of board size and ‘busy’ directors on the market value of Italian companies

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  • Roberto Di Pietra

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  • Christos Grambovas

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  • Ivana Raonic

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  • Angelo Riccaboni

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Management & Governance.

Volume (Year): 12 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 73-91

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Handle: RePEc:kap:jmgtgv:v:12:y:2008:i:1:p:73-91

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Keywords: Accounting valuation; Corporate governance; Board-of-directors’ size; Number of directorships; ‘Busy’ directors;

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  1. Andrea Calabrò & Mariateresa Torchia & Francesco Ranalli, 2013. "Ownership and control in local public utilities: the Italian case," Journal of Management and Governance, Springer, vol. 17(4), pages 835-862, November.
  2. Marcello Martinez & Mark Jamison & Malin Tillmar, 2013. "Public utilities corporate governance," Journal of Management and Governance, Springer, vol. 17(4), pages 827-833, November.
  3. Patrick Velte, 2010. "The link between supervisory board reporting and firm performance in Germany and Austria," European Journal of Law and Economics, Springer, vol. 29(3), pages 295-331, June.
  4. Giulio Greco, 2011. "Determinants of board and audit committee meeting frequency: Evidence from Italian companies," Managerial Auditing Journal, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 26(3), pages 208-229, March.
  5. Sofia Larmou & Nikos Vafeas, 2010. "The relation between board size and firm performance in firms with a history of poor operating performance," Journal of Management and Governance, Springer, vol. 14(1), pages 61-85, February.
  6. Emiliano Carlo, 2014. "Pyramids and the separation between direction and control of non-financial Italian family companies," Journal of Management and Governance, Springer, vol. 18(3), pages 835-872, August.
  7. Andrea Melis & Silvia Carta & Silvia Gaia, 2012. "Executive remuneration in blockholder-dominated firms. How do Italian firms use stock options?," Journal of Management and Governance, Springer, vol. 16(3), pages 511-541, August.

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