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

The editorial team of Virtus Interpress is delighted to release a new issue of the journal Corporate Board: Role, Duties and Composition. Papers published in the recent issue of the journal consider a wide spectrum of issues linked to the board of directors and firm performance through the prism of stakeholder capitalism. The authors from the USA, Italy, and Sri Lanka have contributed to this issue.

To start with, the major research question of the paper by Hugh Grove, Maclyn Clouse, and Tracy Xu is: “What are boards’ responsibilities for the climate plans of their companies?”. This paper explores the challenges of boards to assess annual meeting proposals concerning “Say on Climate” by both their own corporations and activist investors.

Further, Francesco Capalbo, Margherita Smarra, and Marco Sorrentino propose an evaluation of the mandatory accounting regulations for Italian state-owned enterprises via an evaluation of compliance with the OECD guidelines regarding “disclosure and transparency”.

Nagendrakumar Nagalingam and Chathura Malinga present the research aimed at setting light on the issues, challenges, and opportunities (a priori constructs) of the CG and FIP through a structured qualitative study. The study adopted secondary data and used the annual reports of S&P SL20 companies listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) as the theoretical sample from the financial years 2019–2021.

The current issue ends with Marco Venuti’s review of the book “Board of directors and company performance: An international outlook”, edited by Megginson, de Andres, Brogi, and Govorun and published by Virtus Interpress in 2019.

The full issue of the journal is available at the following link.

We hope that the readers of the journal will find this issue worth reading!