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Composition and CEO Duality in Boards of Directors: An International Perspective

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  • Dan R Dalton

    (Indiana University)

  • Idalene F Kesner

    (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

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    This paper provides an empirical assessment comparing board composition (proportion of outside/nonmanagement board members) and CEO duality (role of CEO and chairperson held simultaneously) between samples (n=150) of Japanese, United Kingdom, and United States industrial firms. Results indicate marked differences in these corporate governance dimensions. Implications regarding board independence, and differences in corporate governance internationally are discussed.© 1987 JIBS. Journal of International Business Studies (1987) 18, 33–42

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    Volume (Year): 18 (1987)
    Issue (Month): 3 (September)
    Pages: 33-42

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