“Who are we as a board?”: Linking board’s identity to board behavior

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
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Author(s): Sanjay Goel
Title: “Who are we as a board?”: Linking board’s identity to board behavior
Conference name: Scandinavian Academy of Management
Year: 2007
City: Bergen, Norway
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Management (*** Error ***)
School of Management S- 371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
http://www.bth.se/mam/
Authors e-mail: sgoel@d.umn.edu
Language: English
Abstract: I use identity theory to conceptually develop board identities that help us explore and understand board behavior. I develop two specific board identities, which I label board’s organizational identity and board’s contextual identity and develop assertions about board behavior that can be expected based on these identities. A key contention is that each type of identity helps board conceptualize its role holistically and develop appropriate behavior routines, and a lack of a coherent and strong identity leads to poor discharge of board’s duties.
Subject: Business Administration\Organization
Business Administration\Management Control
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