Mismatch in the Boardroom

The Conference Board Review, Winter 2012

2 Pages Posted: 3 Feb 2012


This article argues that disparity in stature between the chief executive and other directors (for example, a 'star' CEO whose accomplishments and renown are much greater that the non-executive directors) can harm board performance and provides suggestions on how boards can maintain stature parity among their members so as to preserve their standing and authority.

Note: This article is drawn in part from 'Elevating board performance: The significance of director mindset, operating context, and other behavioral and functional considerations' (available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1832234).

Keywords: board of directors, star CEOs, relative status, group dynamics and behavior

JEL Classification: G34, D23, D82

Suggested Citation

Wong, Simon C. Y., Mismatch in the Boardroom. The Conference Board Review, Winter 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1997481

Simon C. Y. Wong (Contact Author)

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