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Performance effects of appointing other firms' executive directors to corporate boards: an analysis of UK firms.

Muravyev, Alexander; Talavera, Oleksandr; Weir, Charlie

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Alexander Muravyev

Oleksandr Talavera

Charlie Weir



Abstract

This paper studies the effect on company performance of appointing non-executive directors that are also executive directors in other firms. The analysis is based on a new panel dataset of UK companies over 2002-2008. Our findings suggest a positive relation between the presence of these non-executive directors and the accounting performance of the appointing companies. The effect is stronger if these directors are executive directors in firms that are performing well. We also find a positive effect when these non-executive directors are members of the audit committee. Overall, our results are broadly consistent with the view that non-executive directors that are executives in other firms contribute to both the monitoring and advisory functions of corporate boards.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 30, 2016
Journal Review of quantitative finance and accounting
Print ISSN 0924-865X
Electronic ISSN 1573-7179
Publisher Springer (part of Springer Nature)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 46
Issue 1
Pages 25-45
Institution Citation MURAVYEV, A., TALAVERA, O. and WEIR, C. 2016. Performance effects of appointing other firms' executive directors to corporate boards: an analysis of UK firms. Review of quantitative finance and accounting [online], 46(1), pages 25-45. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11156-014-0460-6
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s11156-014-0460-6
Keywords Executive directors; Nonexecutive directors; Company performance

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