Studying Board Context, Process and Dynamics: Some Challenges for the Future

12 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2005

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Annie Pye

University of Bath - School of Management

Andrew Pettigrew

Warwick Business School; University of Bath - School of Management

Abstract

This paper contributes to the timely debate on research into boards and their effectiveness by focusing on context, process and time, which are crucial to understanding board dynamics. It also explores key principles of board process research, and advocates the need to strengthen its theoretical and methodological foundations in order to challenge the analytically particular assumptions of agency theory. The paper concludes that there is still much more to be researched in this area and encourages work that explores variation in board process and director effectiveness in different organizational contexts, as well as seeking to go beyond the board to address their impact and effectiveness in the broader organizational and external context.

Suggested Citation

Pye, Annie and Pettigrew, Andrew, Studying Board Context, Process and Dynamics: Some Challenges for the Future. British Journal of Management, Vol. 16, No. S1, pp. S27-S38, March 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=681677

Annie Pye (Contact Author)

University of Bath - School of Management ( email )

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Andrew Pettigrew

Warwick Business School ( email )

Coventry CV4 7AL
United Kingdom

University of Bath - School of Management ( email )

Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY
United Kingdom

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