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¿Son Efectivos Los Consejos De Administración? La Eficacia Del Consejo Y Los Resultados De La Empresa / Are The Boards Of Directors Effective? The Board’S Efficiency And The Financial Performance Of The Company

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  • Barroso Castro, C.

    () (Universidad de Sevilla (España))

  • Villegas Periñan, M.M.

    () (Universidad de Sevilla (España))

  • Pérez-Calero, L.

    () (Universidad de Sevilla (España))

Abstract

Numerosos trabajos han estudiado la influencia del consejo de administración en las decisiones y resultados de sus empresas. No obstante, la enorme popularidad alcanzada en el campo del gobierno corporativo por estos estudios, no viene acompañada por sus resultados, que han sido ambiguos y, a veces, conflictivos En esta investigación proponemos que la efectividad de los consejos depende de las experiencias y conocimientos de los consejeros que lo conforman, así como de la estructura de estos consejos. Entendemos que ambas dimensiones (composición y estructura) no son “por si” suficientes para el logro de consejos plenamente efectivos, pero si se definen como elementos necesarios para ello. Desde nuestra perspectiva, constituyen el potencial que permitirá lograr una adecuada capacidad estratégica por parte del consejo. Nuestros resultados muestran la importancia de las variables que conforman la estructura y composición del consejo (tamaño del consejo, permanencia, experiencia de los consejeros) a la hora de explicar los resultados empresariales. / The study of the effectiveness of boards of directors is a tremendously interesting area of investigation, heightened by the many financial scandals of the recent past. Research efforts have suffered from several deficiencies like the inconsistency of many of the results achieved (Daily, Dalton and Cannella, 2003; Dalton, Daily, Ellstrand and Johnson, 1998; Johnson et al., 1996). It emphasises the need to go further with this research subject. Within this framework, our paper examines board effectiveness through board members’ level of knowledge and experience and board structure. We understand that both dimensions: board composition and structure are not enough to board effectiveness but determine the potential to get a strategic capability. Our results show how board size, length of tenure of directors and board members’ experience in senior management positions, have effects on firm financial performance.

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  • Barroso Castro, C. & Villegas Periñan, M.M. & Pérez-Calero, L., 2010. "¿Son Efectivos Los Consejos De Administración? La Eficacia Del Consejo Y Los Resultados De La Empresa / Are The Boards Of Directors Effective? The Board’S Efficiency And The Financial Performance Of T," Investigaciones Europeas de Dirección y Economía de la Empresa (IEDEE), Academia Europea de Dirección y Economía de la Empresa (AEDEM), vol. 16(3), pages 107-126.
  • Handle: RePEc:idi:jiedee:v:16:y:2010:i:3:p:107-126
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