IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

Wie (in-)kompetent sind die Aufsichtsräte deutscher Banken?


  • Harald Hau
  • Marcel Thum


Eine Auswertung der Lebensläufe von 426 Aufsichtsratsmitgliedern in den 29 größten deutschen Banken, die von Marcel Thum, ifo Dresden, und Harald Hau, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, vorgenommen wurde, zeigt, dass Finanzmarkt- und Bankerfahrung von Aufsichtsratsmitgliedern besonders in den öffentlich-rechtlichen Banken die Ausnahme und nicht die Regel sind. Oft fehlt ihnen dadurch die Kompetenz, ihre Kontrollfunktion effektiv auszufüllen. Die besonders hohen Verluste dieser Banken im internationalen Finanzgeschäft sind, nach Thum und Hau, auch aus dem Fehlen effektiver Managementkontrolle erklärbar. Forderungen nach zusätzlicher Bankenreglementierung erscheinen den Autoren weitgehend irrelevant, solange die bestehenden Aufsichtsratsstrukturen einer hinreichenden Kontrollkompetenz entbehren.

Suggested Citation

  • Harald Hau & Marcel Thum, 2008. "Wie (in-)kompetent sind die Aufsichtsräte deutscher Banken?," ifo Schnelldienst, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 61(19), pages 27-29, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:ces:ifosdt:v:61:y:2008:i:19:p:27-29

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    1. Hans-Werner Sinn & Christian Holzner & Wolfgang Meister & Wolfgang Ochel & Martin Werding, 2006. "Redesigning the Welfare State," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 12596.
    2. Elke J. Jahn & Wolfgang Ochel, 2005. "Contracting Out Temporary Help Services in Germany," CESifo Working Paper Series 1580, CESifo Group Munich.
    3. Hohmeyer, Katrin & Wolff, Joachim, 2007. "A fistful of Euros: Does One-Euro-Job participation lead means-tested benefit recipients into regular jobs and out of unemployment benefit II receipt?," IAB Discussion Paper 200732, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany].
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)


    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.

    Cited by:

    1. Andreani, Ettore & Dummann, Kathrin & Neuberger, Doris, 2009. "Composition of supervisory boards in Germany: Inside or outside control of banks?," Thuenen-Series of Applied Economic Theory 103, University of Rostock, Institute of Economics.

    More about this item


    Aufsichtsrat; Führungskräfte; Bankmanager; Kompetenz; Deutschland;

    JEL classification:

    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • M10 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - General


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ces:ifosdt:v:61:y:2008:i:19:p:27-29. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Klaus Wohlrabe). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.