Boards that work: A new guide for directors

Kiel, Geoffrey C. & Nicholson, Gavin J. (2002) Boards that work: A new guide for directors. McGraw Hill, Sydney.


Despite an abundance of information on the legal requirements of directors, there is little practical advice on how to develop a truly effective board. Added to this is today's growing expectation that boards should monitor management as well as take full responsibility for the performance of their organisations. Boards That Work addresses this deficiency by showing boards how to develop their own corporate governance charter to document best practice governance policies within the Australian legal environment.

Using the findings from contemporary global research, Geoffrey Kiel and Gavin Nicholson bring together the experiences of many boards and directors to present a model of policy documents and processes.

Checklists, diagrams, figures and practical examples are extensively used to clearly illustrate key concepts, and a complete sample charter is presented to assist all types of boards in developing their own governance policies and procedures.

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ID Code: 5030
Item Type: Book
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details : :
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Keywords: Boards of directors, board performance, directors duties
ISBN: 0074712373
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business and Management not elsewhere classified (150399)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 McGraw Hill
Deposited On: 22 Sep 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:23

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