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The influence of boards of directors' characteristics on strategic decision-making: Evidence from Greek companies

Balta, M., Woods, A.a, Dickson, K.a (2010) The influence of boards of directors' characteristics on strategic decision-making: Evidence from Greek companies. Journal of Applied Business Research, 26 (3). pp. 57-68. ISSN 0892-7626. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This study explores the influence Boards of Directors' demographic characteristics on the process of making strategic decisions. Empirical testing is based on a sample of 105 Greek companies listed on the Athens Stock Exchange. The results suggest that educational level affect both the financial reporting and the hierarchical decentralisation in the strategic decision-making process. Also, functional background of executives was found to be related with financial reporting. However, the educational specialty did not appear to have any significant influence on the strategic decision-making process. In light of these findings, implications for practitioners are made and avenues for future research are suggested.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Industrial Relations/HRM
Depositing User: Maria Balta
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2017 11:21 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 18:50 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/60921 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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