Timothy Rowley, Visiting Professor of Strategy at INSEAD from the Rotman School of Management and Ludo Van der Heyden, The Mubadala Chaired Professor in Corporate Governance and Strategy and Academic Director of the INSEAD Corporate Governance Initiative

Survey of board directors in Europe uncovers startling shortcomings that could be undermining their effectiveness.

  • In the wake of the global financial crisis government stakeholders have shown they are more than capable of running profitable businesses. The key to success is strong governance.

  • As private shareholdings grow, is it time to consider a separate “shareholders” or “owners” board to give corporate boards and directors the space and the framing to do their jobs effectively?

  • Does CSR only apply to sizable corporations?

  • As they shift towards more market-based economies, Arab companies can no longer afford to neglect demands for greater accountability and transparency in the boardroom.

  • A rising tide of public and shareholder discontent over executive pay packets, corporate accountability and responsibility are forcing boards to be more transparent, diverse and independent. Asia is also catching on fast.

  • As Russia struggles to shrug off a corrupt legacy from its Soviet past, businesses are taking a step-by-step approach to managing the “informal practices” putting their companies at risk