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Economical preconditions of functioning of independent boards of directors in view of neoclassical economical theory



The article examines analytically economical preconditions and motivation of economical agents to use independent boards in corporate government of a firm. Behavior of economical agents (shareholders and management of a firm) is analyzed in view of neoclassical economical theory. In survey author analyzes behavior of shareholders and makes conclusion that for shareholder the most efficient way to minimize transactional costs while being invested in stocks of a company is to delegate some functions (related with control and increasing shareholders value) in independent board of directors.

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  • Andrey, Rudkov, 2011. "Economical preconditions of functioning of independent boards of directors in view of neoclassical economical theory," MPRA Paper 32855, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:32855

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    transactional costs; corporate government; neoclassical theory;
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    JEL classification:

    • M1 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration
    • A1 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics
    • O16 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance
    • B13 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925 - - - Neoclassical through 1925 (Austrian, Marshallian, Walrasian, Wicksellian)
    • G3 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance


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