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Developments and Trends in Research on Board Leadership: A Systematic Literature Review
Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL). University of Borås, Borås, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3420-2391
Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL). Lund University, Lund, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0680-1883
2014 (English)In: International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, ISSN 1477-9048, E-ISSN 1741-802X, Vol. 9, no 3, 243-268 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper presents a systematic literature review of 139 articles on board leadership that were published in business and management journals since 1980s. Journal names, author country affiliations, topics and focus levels, theories, empirical contexts, and methodologies are presented and analysed. We also assemble and analyse this data thematically in order to identify and frame developments and trends in researchers ideas on board leadership. This analysis provides guidance for researchers by identifying different research streams on board leadership. The analysis may also serve as basis for theory development in board leadership research that can inform policymaking and best practice recommendations. Copyright © 2014 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Olney: InderScience Publishers, 2014. Vol. 9, no 3, 243-268 p.
Keyword [en]
Board leadership, board of directors, chairperson, CEO duality, corporate governance
National Category
Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-26388DOI: 10.1504/IJBGE.2014.064739Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84907044878OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-26388DiVA: diva2:744110
Note

This paper is a revised and expanded version of a paper entitled ‘From duality to dynamics: past, present and future in research on board leadership’ presented at EURAM 2012, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 6th–8th June 2012.

Available from: 2014-09-06 Created: 2014-09-06 Last updated: 2017-03-16Bibliographically approved
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1. Governance for Innovation – Board Leadership and Value Creation in Entrepreneurial Firms
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Governance for Innovation – Board Leadership and Value Creation in Entrepreneurial Firms
2016 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This dissertation has identified, developed and empirically tested concepts associated with the capacity of chairpersonship to promote innovation in entrepreneurial small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). A multi-methodological approach is applied in five studies, comprising a systematic literature review, three empirical studies and a concluding conceptual paper.

The dissertation focuses on how the chairperson of the board of directors influences value creation in entrepreneurial SMEs. Value creation in this context is about the performance of strategic leaders at entrepreneurial firms’ upper echelons in acting and making strategic choices aimed at increasing firms’ capability to engage in innovation. Innovation is defined as the generation and/or adoption of an idea or behaviour, relating to a product, service, device, system, policy or program, which is new to the adopting organization.

Innovation has been widely recognized as a concept central to economic growth and societal development. Governance is widely recognized as essential for the support and development of innovations in firms. However, the academic literature is scarce regarding how the chairperson of the board can contribute to and promote innovation in SMEs.

This dissertation offers theoretical and empirical insights into how the chairperson of the board of directors influences value creation in entrepreneurial SMEs. In this respect, the dissertation offers a conceptual framework and a research model for understanding board leadership in promoting innovation in entrepreneurial SMEs. The framework and research model emphasize the behavioural aspects of board leadership and show how these are related to the development of entrepreneurial SMEs.

Furthermore, the findings in this dissertation provide actionable knowledge for practitioners and policymakers. In this respect, the dissertation contributes theoretical and empirical understandings of the benefits of employing external chairpersons with relevant knowledge and experience in SMEs. These insights also provide practitioners with advice on the qualifications and processes that can help them to develop innovation-promoting boards.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Halmstad: Halmstad University Press, 2016. 256 p.
Series
Halmstad University Dissertations, 22
Keyword
governance, board of director, chairperson, board leadership, entrepreneurial firm, innovation, value creation, SME
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-31676 (URN)978-91-87045-47-9 (ISBN)978-91-87045-46-2 (ISBN)
Public defence
2016-08-29, O125, Linjegatan 12, Halmstad, 10:00 (English)
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Available from: 2016-07-29 Created: 2016-07-20 Last updated: 2017-05-16Bibliographically approved

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