Independence of board of directors, employee relation and harmonisation of corporate governance: Empirical evidence from Russian listed companies

Dilek Demirbas, Andrey Yukhanaev

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Abstract

The main aim of this paper is to examine the role of the board of directors in Russia with specific attention to their independence, employee relations and ability of successful adaptation of the international standards. The authors used a survey questionnaire to provide an empirical example from a transition economy to the corporate governance literature by exploring the attitudes of the 55 board directors from 30 listed companies on the Russian Trading System (RTS) Stock Exchange. The respondents recognise the board of directors as an important instrument of efficient and good corporate governance practice. More surprisingly, they are also in favour of employee representatives on the board of directors and agree that board size and composition should be enhanced by employee representatives on the board.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)444-471
JournalEmployee Relations
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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