SME directors and boards: the contribution of directors and boards to the growth and development of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)

Coulson-Thomas, Colin (2007) SME directors and boards: the contribution of directors and boards to the growth and development of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, 3 (3). pp. 250-261. ISSN 1741-802X

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Abstract

Corporate governance concerns, discussions and developments have been largely concerned with listed companies and situations in which there is a clear separation of ownership and control. This article examines the relevance of corporate governance to the worlds of smaller companies, family businesses and owner directors. It reports some preliminary findings of an examination of the governance of 60 unlisted SMEs based in the East of England which took place during 2005 and 2006. After assessing the value being added by the directors and boards encountered and the contribution effective boards could make to the growth and development of SMEs, it considers the implications of the findings and areas for further research.

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Additional Information:Corporate governance concerns, discussions and developments have been largely concerned with listed companies and situations in which there is a clear separation of ownership and control. This article examines the relevance of corporate governance to the worlds of smaller companies, family businesses and owner directors. It reports some preliminary findings of an examination of the governance of 60 unlisted SMEs based in the East of England which took place during 2005 and 2006. After assessing the value being added by the directors and boards encountered and the contribution effective boards could make to the growth and development of SMEs, it considers the implications of the findings and areas for further research.
Keywords:SMEs, Management, Board
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N200 Management studies
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Business School
ID Code:981
Deposited By: Jill Partridge
Deposited On:17 Jul 2007
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:24

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