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Leading a Board

Chairs’ Practices Across Europe

Editors: Shekshnia, Stanislav, Zagieva, Veronika (Eds.)

  • Presents what board chairs actually do, rather than what they should do
  • Includes an unprecedented sample – 200 chairs, directors, shareholders and CEOs from 8 countries 
  • Describes chair practices in diverse European cultures from UK to Turkey
  • Compares chairs’ practices across Europe and identifies the core components of their work
  • Outlines how the work of a board chair in Europe will evolve in the next decade 
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  • Due: 15. Juli 2019
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About this book

This book represents the first cross-country study of the work of board chairs in Europe. It includes unique data collected through interviews with 90 experienced board chairs and their key stakeholders – board members, CEOs and shareholders.
The book focuses on what board leaders actually do, rather than what they should do, and elaborates on a conceptual contingency framework for understanding chairs’ work in Europe. This includes a comprehensive list of chair practices – iterative behaviour strategies for getting things done, comparisons of contexts for chairs’ work and practices among nine countries, and identification of cross-European and country-specific trends that will shape the work of board leaders in the next decade.
The book will benefit incumbent and future chairs, directors, shareholders, CEOs, executives and regulators in developing a systemic understanding of the work of a chair in the European business context and gaining insights into how the leader of the board deals with specific challenges. It will also be of use to educators to use as a platform for teaching corporate governance courses and developing specific programmes for board leaders. And finally, scholars will find rich conceptual and anthropological material for fostering their research in corporate governance, board and group effectiveness, stakeholder management, board leadership, and leadership in general.

About the authors

Stanislav Shekshnia is a Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD and a Director of the “Leading from the Chair” executive development programme. His research concentrates on leadership, leadership development and effective governance in regions and organizations.
Veronika Zagieva is a Director of Ward Howell Talent Equity Institute, an internal research and development division of the Ward Howell Group. Her research is focused on leadership development, CEO effectiveness, CEO succession and board dynamics.

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-981-13-3197-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover ca. 42,79 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • Due: 15. Juli 2019
  • ISBN 978-981-13-3196-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Leading a Board
Book Subtitle
Chairs’ Practices Across Europe
Editors
  • Stanislav Shekshnia
  • Veronika Zagieva
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-3197-8
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-3196-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
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