|Title||Board attributes that increase firm risk - evidence from the UK|
|Authors||Mathew, S., Ibrahim, S. and Archbold, S.|
Purpose – The aim of the paper is to identify the board attributes that significantly increase firm risk. The study aims to find if board size, percentage of non-executive directors, women on the board, a powerful CEO, equity ownership amongst executive board directors and institutional investor ownership, are associated with firm risk. This is the first study that examines which board attributes increase firm risk using a UK based sample.
|Keywords||board composition, UK corporate governance, firm risk, decision making|
|Journal||Corporate Governance: The international journal of business in society|
|Journal citation||16 (2), pp. 233-258|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1108/CG-09-2015-0122|