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Interlocking directorships

Interlocking directorships

Cronin, Bruce (2009) Interlocking directorships. In: O'Hara, Phillip Anthony, (ed.) International Encyclopedia of Public Policy: Governance in a Global Age. Global Political Economy Research Unit, Perth, Western Australia, pp. 288-297. ISBN 0-515-46411-X (pbk - set), 0-515-78322-X (hbk - set)

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Abstract

[Introduction] When a director of one company at the same time serves on the board of another company, the two companies are said to be interlocked by that director. Through this linkage each company has potential access to information about the activities of the other, either explicitly as intelligence transferred by the director or implicitly in shaping the director’s perspective and general views. Director interlocks formed by executive directors, employed by the firm, are generally interpreted as more instrumental for the firm than those formed by non-executive directors. Firms are often interlocked with more than one other firm and those firms, in turn, with others; a web of social relationships envelops business.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: [1] This chapter comes from Volume 3 of a 4-volume set called International Encyclopedia of Public Policy - Governance in a Global Age. The title of Volume 3 is - Public Policy and Political Economy. [2] Copyright: © 2009 Editorial matter and selection, Phillip Anthony O’Hara; Individual chapters, the contributors.
Uncontrolled Keywords: interlocking directors, social network analysis, governance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Centre for Business Network Analysis
Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/2344

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