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Blind spots, biases and other pathologies in the boardroom [electronic resource] /

Kenneth A. Merchant, Katharina Pick.

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Main Author: Merchant, Kenneth A.
Other Names: Pick, Katharina.
Published: [New York, N.Y.] (222 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017) : Business Expert Press, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
Series: Corporate governance collection,
Topics: Boards of directors. | Corporate governance.
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100 1 |aMerchant, Kenneth A.
245 10|aBlind spots, biases and other pathologies in the boardroom|h[electronic resource] /|cKenneth A. Merchant, Katharina Pick.
250 |a1st ed.
260 |a[New York, N.Y.] (222 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017) :|bBusiness Expert Press,|c2010.
300 |a1 electronic text (x, 151 p.) :|bdigital file.
490 1 |aCorporate governance collection,|x1948-0415
500 |aTitle from PDF t.p. (viewed on June 7, 2010).
504 |aIncludes bibliographical references (p. [137]-145) and index.
505 0 |aChapter 1. Oversight by groups of board members -- Chapter 2. Group influences on individual behavior -- Chapter 3. Group cognitive limitations -- Chapter 4. Group polarization -- Chapter 5. Groupthink -- Chapter 6. Group habitual routines -- Chapter 7. Group conflict -- Chapter 8. Power, coalition formation, and politicking -- Chapter 9. Group productivity losses -- Chapter 10. Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Index.
506 |aAccess restricted to authorized users and institutions.
520 3 |aCorporate governance is one of the hottest topics in the business world now, as it always is in times of stress. Some of the recently discovered scandals and corporate failures can be traced back to corporate governance failures. Boards of directors must share some of the blame in many of the failures. Something was not working right, even in some boardrooms full of highly qualified individuals. Boards have been criticized for being too large or too small, for having members who are not independent or who lack the requisite knowledge, or for enabling "bad apple" directors who are inattentive, weak, and even self-serving, among other things. But that is not at all what this book is about. In this book we show how seemingly ideal boards, those with "best practice" size, composition, and structure, can still fail to provide good governance simply because they fall victim to problems inherent in all groups.
530 |aAlso available in print.
538 |aMode of access: World Wide Web.
538 |aSystem requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.
650 0|aBoards of directors.
650 0|aCorporate governance.
653 |aCorporate governance
653 |aBoards of directors
653 |aGroup dynamics
653 |aSocial psychology
653 |aBlind spots
653 |aBiases
700 1 |aPick, Katharina.
830 0|aCorporate governance collection,|x1948-0415.
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