Exploring board dynamics : director participation during board meetings

Pugliese, Amedeo, Nicholson, Gavin J., & Bezemer, Pieter-Jan (2013) Exploring board dynamics : director participation during board meetings. In Academy of Management 2013, August 9-13 2013, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, US. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Despite board meetings representing the main arena where directors discharge their duties and make critical corporate decisions, we know little about what occurs in the boardroom. Consequently, there is increasing academic interest in understanding how meetings are run and how directors participate. This study contributes to this emerging literature by exploring the impact of board meeting arrangements on directors’ interactions and perceptions of meeting effectiveness. We video-taped board meetings at two Australian corporations operating in the same industry and use an in-depth analysis of interactions and board processes to reveal that a rather small difference in meeting arrangements (i.e. the timing and length of meetings) had a significant influence on interaction patterns. Specifically, given significant amounts of environmental turbulence in the sector, director inclusiveness and participation were reduced as time pressure increased due to shorter meetings, lowering director perceptions of meeting effectiveness.

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ID Code: 69530
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Boards of directors, Video observations, Directors behavior
DOI: 10.5465/AMBPP.2013.10243abstract
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > ACCOUNTING AUDITING AND ACCOUNTABILITY (150100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 28 Mar 2014 03:43
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2014 02:04

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