The Role of the Independent Director: Evidence from a Survey of Independent Directors in Australia

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Brooks, Albie, Oliver, Judy and Veljanovski, Angelo (2009) The Role of the Independent Director: Evidence from a Survey of Independent Directors in Australia. Australia Accounting Review, 19 (3). pp. 161-177. ISSN 1035-6908

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to report the results of a survey of independent directors on a range of issues relating to the execution of their role including the independent directors’ perceptions relating to board effectiveness, board interactions, information sources, and performance and evaluation. A survey was forwarded to independent directors of the top 200 Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) listed companies. The paper aims to provide the perceptions of independent directors themselves and so contribute to the literature through a better understanding of the nature of the work performed by Australian company independent directors and the environment in which it occurs. Findings suggest that the fundamental role of the independent director has not changed as a result of the corporate governance reforms.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/4182
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1835-2561.2009.00055.x
Official URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1835-...
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Law
Keywords ResPubID17720. independent directors, executive management, corporate governance, Australia, Australian
Citations in Scopus 13 - View on Scopus
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