Trust in the boardroom

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    Abstract

    Do theories of trust and scepticism have relevance for the law concerning the collective and individual responsibilities of company directors? This article explores the links between theoretical aspects of trust and the ways in which company law constructs the individual and collective responsibilities of company directors. It brings together definitions of and approaches to trust that appear in other disciplines. It frames the relationship between directors and the company and gives a trust-based analysis of directors’ duties. Finally, it explores the trust or distrust that the law expects between directors. This analysis is important at a time when ‘trust’ is increasingly being used in discussions of corporate governance best practice.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)151-171
    Number of pages21
    JournalGriffith Law Review
    Volume16
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

    Keywords

    • Corporate governance
    • Boards of directors

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