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ICGS webinar with Jordi Canals on his "Boards of Directors in Disruptive Times".

  • 1.  ICGS webinar with Jordi Canals on his "Boards of Directors in Disruptive Times".

    Posted 06-12-2024 17:35

    You are warmly invited to the forthcoming webinar of the International Corporate Governance Society (ICGS) on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 from 10:00 am – 10:45 am ET (4:00 to 4:45 pm CET) with Jordi Canals on his book "Boards of Directors in Disruptive Times

    Register for the webinar here: https://hec-fr.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ecsVPiK3QpihzNa-f8hJOA

    More information on the webinar: 

    In the 1990s, a new generation of boards of directors was born. Its key features were the increasing presence of external board members whose independence from the company and the CEO would provide the best advice for the firm's long-term development. Characterized by a majority of external, independent directors and a strong focus on compliance, this model of boards is failing to deliver good governance.

    The purpose of this book is to reflect on the challenges of boards of directors in highly disruptive contexts. This book presents some evidence on factors beyond structural board attributes that may explain the quality of the board's governance. In particular, the book highlights board dynamics and boards' effectiveness in tackling firms' strategic challenges is one of them. This task requires that the board develops some specific competencies that the board as a whole should possess.

    Jordi Canals is the Fundación IESE Chair in Corporate Governance at IESE Business School in Barcelona/Spain.

    Georg Wernicke
    HEC Paris