New issue of the Corporate Board: Role, Duties and Composition journal

The editorial team is pleased to introduce the first issue of the journal “Corporate Board: Role, Duties and Composition” in 2020. The papers therein discuss a broad variety of topics, including firm performance, public utilities, Commonsense corporate governance principles, co-leadership, social comparison theory, R&D, behavioral finance etc.

The articles of this issue are nice examples of studies that intend to broaden our understanding of the role of the board of directors as a key driver of corporate governance and performance.

Franco Ernesto Rubino, Giovanni Bronzetti, Graziella Sicoli, Maria Assunta Baldini and Maurizio Rija examine the relationship among corporate control and company performance in the public service companies, specifically firms working in the metalworking industry.

Hugh Grove, John M. Holcomb, Mac Clouse and Tracy Xu analyze the US Business Roundtable American association proposals on three corporate governance issues: CEO pay, performance metrics and sustainability reporting.

Felice Matozza and Eugenio D’Amico empirically test the relationship between power gaps and innovation in co-CEOs firms. Their study provides additional insight into the understanding of co-CEOs as multi-leader teams by identifying an inverse-U-Shared effect of shared leadership and innovation investment.

Jackson Mills and Karen M. Hogan analyse the relationship between CEO facial width and financial management decisions. They found that higher CEO facial width-to-height ratio fWHR is associated with more aggressive financial policies.

Finally, Daisuke Asaoka analyses some corporate governance reform in Japan from a behavioral perspective. From arguments related to “collective intelligent” the author discusses the role of independent directors, women or management compensation contracts into corporate governance form an offensive and defensive perspective.

To browse the issue visit this page.