Enhancing Board Effectiveness seeks to examine the conceptualization and role of the board in a variety of contexts and articulate solutions for improving the effectiveness of the board, especially in developing and emerging markets. Enhancing Board Effectiveness with therefore address the following central questions:

  • To what extent is the concept and role of the board evolving?
  • What rights, powers, responsibilities and other contemporary and historical experiences can enhance the effectiveness of the board, especially in the particular contexts of developing and emerging markets?
  • What socio-economic, political, regulatory and institutional factors/actors influence the effectiveness of the board and how can the policies and practices of such actors exert such influences?
  • In what ways can a reconstructed concept of the board serve as a tool for theoretical, analytical, regulatory and pragmatic assessment of its effectiveness?

In examining this issues, Enhancing Board Effectiveness will investigate theoretical, socio-economic, historical, empirical, regulatory, comparative and inter-disciplinary approaches. Academics in the relevant fields of accounting, behavioural psychology/economics, development studies, financial regulation, law and management/organizational studies, political economy and, public administration will find this book of high interest.

chapter 1|12 pages


Enhancing Board Effectiveness: Institutional, Regulatory, and Functional Perspectives for Developing and Emerging Markets
ByOnyeka K. Osuji, Franklin N. Ngwu, Chris Ogbechie, David Williamson

part I|112 pages

Board of Directors, Effectiveness, and Corporate Governance

chapter 2|15 pages

Principles of Corporate Governance and Effective Boards

ByFolajimi Ashiru, Franklin Nakpodia, Emmanuel Adegbite

chapter 3|11 pages

Codes for Boards of Directors

A Law and Morality and Organisational Differences Perspective
ByDavid Williamson, Gary Lynch-Wood

chapter 4|18 pages

The Nature of Boards in Developing and Emerging Markets

ByChris Ogbechie

chapter 5|22 pages

Corporate Governance and Business Growth

Evidence From China
ByJia Liu, Dimitrios Stafylas, Junjie Wu, Christopher Muganhu

chapter 6|16 pages

Board Effectiveness: Do Committees Really Matter?

Evidence From Turkey
ByEmek Toraman Çolgar

chapter 7|14 pages

Individualism in Boards or Directors

Why Good Board Members Make Bad Decisions
ByChris van der Hoven, Kalu Ojah

chapter 8|14 pages

Tone at the Top, Organizational Culture and Board Effectiveness

BySurendra Arjoon

part II|158 pages

Institutions, Regulations, and Corporate Governance

chapter 9|24 pages

Institutions and Board Effectiveness: Any Link?

The United Kingdom, United States and Nigeria in Perspective
ByFrancis A. Okanigbuan

chapter 10|33 pages

Club Theory and Directors’ Performance Evaluation

ByOnyeka K. Osuji

chapter 11|18 pages

Corporate Governance Codes for Public Sector, Private Sector and Not-for-Profit Boards

Varied Rules and Structure or One Size Fits All
ByOlawale Ajai

chapter 12|15 pages

Reporting by the Companies

Development and Challenges
ByIndrajit Dube, Mia Mahmudur Rahim

chapter 13|17 pages

Director’s Selection, On-Boarding and Disqualification Process

ByChris Ogbechie

chapter 15|19 pages

Money Laundering, Tax Havens and Transparency

Any Role for the Board of Directors of Banks?
ByEuphemia Godspower-Akpomiemie, Kalu Ojah

chapter 16|16 pages

The Journey to Board Effectiveness

The Case of Indonesia
BySylvia Veronica Siregar

part III|99 pages

Issues in Improving the Functional Effectiveness of the Board

chapter 18|16 pages

The Board in the Financial and Social Performance of Firms

ByOgechi Adeola, Eugene Ohu

chapter 19|13 pages

Director Remuneration in Developing and Emerging Markets (DEMs)

Issues, Challenges and Prospects
ByFranklin N. Ngwu

chapter 20|18 pages

Board Composition and Diversity in Developing and Emerging Markets

ByEnase Okonedo

chapter 21|15 pages

Shareholders and Institutional Investment

ByKalu Ojah, Chris van der Hoven

chapter 22|16 pages

Board Effectiveness and Regulation

Explaining the Deficit
ByGary Lynch-Wood, David Williamson

chapter 23|7 pages

Effective Boards in Developing and Emerging Markets

Looking Ahead
ByDavid Williamson, Chris Ogbechie, Onyeka K. Osuji, Franklin N. Ngwu