The Value Creating Board: Corporate Governance and Organizational Behaviour by Morten HuseThe Value Creating Board: Corporate Governance and Organizational Behaviour by Morten Huse

The Value Creating Board: Corporate Governance and Organizational Behaviour

EditorMorten Huse

Paperback | January 26, 2010

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This book presents boards of directors from a strategic and entrepreneurial management perspective. Boards of directors are receiving increased interest in the business world as well as among academic audiences however few contributions integrate corporate governance and organizational behavior.  In this book a research stream about value-creating boards is introduced.
Boards of directors have during the recent decades mostly been studied within a framework of corporate governance where the interests of external investors are emphasized. This book aims to go further and explore actual board behavior. The framework and the contributions in the book include concepts such as:

  • board leadership and structure,
  • boardroom decision-making,
  • board task performance
  • corporate entrepreneurship and innovation
  • boards in small and medium-sized firms
  • board diversity and women directors

The book also presents the results of a research agenda about value-creating boards which was conducted throughout various European countries.


Morten Huseis Professor of Organization and Management, Norwegian School of Management BI.
Title:The Value Creating Board: Corporate Governance and Organizational BehaviourFormat:PaperbackDimensions:556 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:January 26, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415578493

ISBN - 13:9780415578493


Table of Contents

Part 1. Introduction: The Value Creating Board and Behavioural Perspectives

1. The Value Creating Board and Behavioural PerspectivesMorten Huse


2. Context, Behaviour and Evolution: Challenges in Research on Boards and GovernanceJonas Gabrielsson and Morten Huse


3. Accountability and Creating Accountability: A Framework for Exploring Behavioural Perspectives of Corporate Governance Morten Huse


Part 2. Exploring Issues and Theories: The Classics ' Developing a Field


4. Building Blocks in Understanding Behavioural Perspectives on Boards: Developing a Research StreamMorten Huse


5. The President and the Board of DirectorsMiles L Mace


6. The Separation of Ownership and ControlEugene Fama and Michael Jensen


7. Boards of Directors and Corporate Financial Performance: A Review and Research AgendaShaker Zahra and John A Pearce


8. On Studying Managerial ElitesAndrew Pettigrew


9. Cognition and Corporate Governance: Understanding Boards of Directors as Strategic Decision-Making GroupsDaniel Forbes and Frances Milliken


Part 3. Exploring Methods and Concepts


10. Exploring Methods and Concepts in Studies of Boards ProcessesMorten Huse


11. Relational Norms as a Supplement to Neo-classical Understanding of DirectoratesMorten Huse


12. Stakeholder Management and the Avoidance of Corporate ControlMorten Huse and Dorthe Eide


13. Researching the Dynamics of Board ' Stakeholder RelationsMorten Huse


14. Stakeholders' Expectations of Board Roles: The Case of Subsidiary BoardsMorten Huse and Violina Rindova


15. Corporate Boards as Assets for Operating in the New Europe: The Value of Process-oriented Boardroom DynamicsMorten Huse, Alessandro Minichilli and Margrethe Sch'ning


16. Gender Related Boardroom DynamicsMorten Huse and Anne Grethe Solberg


Part 4. Exploring Relationships: Results from 'The Value Creating Board' Surveys


17. The 'Value Creating Board'-Surveys: A BenchmarkMorten Huse


18. What Makes Boards in Small Firms Active?Mattias Nordqvist and Alessandro Minichilli


19. How Actual Board Task Performance Influences Value Creating Boards in Dutch SMEsJeroen van den Heuvel and Anita van Gils


20. The Board's Control Tasks in Family Firms: Theoretical Perspectives and Exploratory EvidenceYannick Bammens and Wim Voordeckers


21. Board Activity in Large Italian Companies: A Behavioural PerspectiveAlessandro Minichilli, Alessandro Zattoni and Fabio Zona


22. Women Directors, Board Working Style and Board Task PerformanceSabina Nielsen


23. Board Task Performance in Small Firms: The Role of Incentives and Board ProcessesLuca Gnan and Alessandro Zattoni


24. Trust and Board Task PerformanceHans van Ees, Gerwin van der Laan and Theo Postma


25. Consequences of Board PowerPingying Zhang Wenst'p


26. Boards of Directors and Firm Innovation: An Empirical Analysis on Large Italian CompaniesFabio Zona, Alessandro Minichilli and Alessandro Zattoni


27. Board Control and Innovation: An Empirical Study of Small Technology Based FirmsJonas Gabrielsson and Diamanto Politis


Part 5. The Value Creating Board: Implications for Practice


28. How Boards Contribute to Value CreationMorten Huse, Jonas Gabrielsson and Alessandro Minichilli