The evolution of business knowledge in the context of unitary and two tier board structures

Alice Belcher, Till Naruisch

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    Abstract

    Evaluates the effectiveness of directors' roles and responsibilities in the UK's unitary board structure and Germany's two tier board structure from a knowledge based perspective. Reviews the principles underpinning such an approach and examines: (1) the main elements of German company law concerning directors' powers and duties; and (2) the UK position, including case law on the role of non executive directors in the unitary board and the conclusions of the 2002 White Paper entitled Modernising Company Law. Assesses the potential for teamwork and knowledge creation within both systems and compares their approaches to developments in corporate governance, the concept of collective responsibility and the responsibilities of part time directors. © 2011 Sweet & Maxwell
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)443-472
    Number of pages30
    JournalJournal of Business Law
    Issue numberJuly
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005

    Keywords

    • Company law
    • Corporate governance
    • Germany
    • United Kingdom

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