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Boards of directors in small and medium-sized industrial firms: examining the effects of the board's working style on board task performance
Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0680-1883
2000 (English)In: Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, ISSN 0898-5626, E-ISSN 1464-5114, Vol. 12, no 4, 311-330 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Increased attention towards the role of the board makes demands on reforms in the boardroom. In many countries, even small and medium-sized firms are experiencing the challenges of creating well functioning boards. In this paper the authors examine the importance of structures and processes in the boardroom of 302 small and medium-sized industrial firms in Sweden. The contribution of the paper is not only that it tries to explore the relationship between processes in the board and board performance, but also that it pays attention to the working structures that exist to maximize the board's task performance. In this study board task performance is measured as the performance of various control and service roles. There are two main findings. (1) The board members' involvement, and (2) the board's formal structures are important for the board's ability to perform its tasks effectively. The findings empirically support the arguments about the importance of a good and clearly defined working style in the board.

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Abingdon: Routledge, 2000. Vol. 12, no 4, 311-330 p.
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Boards of directors, Board structures, Board processes, small firms
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-26126DOI: 10.1080/08985620050177930Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-0033673504OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-26126DiVA: diva2:733912
Available from: 2014-07-13 Created: 2014-07-13 Last updated: 2014-07-16Bibliographically approved

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