Is there an optimal board size?

Wang, Y, Young, A and Chaplin, S 2009, 'Is there an optimal board size?', Corporate Board: Role, Duties and Composition, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 6-14.

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Is there an optimal board size?
Author(s) Wang, Y
Young, A
Chaplin, S
Year 2009
Journal name Corporate Board: Role, Duties and Composition
Volume number 5
Issue number 1
Start page 6
End page 14
Total pages 9
Publisher Virtus Interpress
Abstract This research quantitatively examines the determinants of board size and the consequence it has on the performance of large companies in Australia. In line with international and the prevalent United States research the results suggest that there is no significant relationship between board size and their subsequent performanee. In examining whether more complex operations require larger boards it was found that larger firms or firms with more lines of business tended to have more directors. Data analysis from the research supports the proposition that blockholders could affect management practices and that they enhances performance as measured by shareholder return.
Subject Auditing and Accountability
Keyword(s) Board Size
Firm Performance
Corporate Governance
ISSN 1810-8601
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