Boardroom INSIDER for… MAY

 

CORPORATE BOARDS – DO WE MEASURE WHAT’S EASY… OR WHAT MATTERS?

 

(May, 2016) Worldwide business headlines dish up the latest scandals at top public corporations — news often backed up with Page 2 stories on the latest research into these mega-firms’ trends, compensation, results and governance.  What’s wrong with this top-down focus? It ignores the great majority of the world’s business activity – and how it’s governed, says the May issue of online monthly Boardroom INSIDER.

BI publisher and board seminar leader Ralph Ward writes that “private corporations, family firms, venture/private-equity firms, and state-owned corporations add up to most global economic value, but are ignored when it comes to governance research.”

Ward writes that such private corporations also are a rich (but overlooked) resource for good management and governance ideas. “Private equity acquires a company and gives its governance structure a vetting that would terrify any big public company board.”

Also in the May Boardroom INSIDER:

pink Private equity boards – what they do right (and wrong).
pink When do corporate board vacancies happen?
pink Q&A: How to negotiate “board observer rights.”