The Black Box of Governance

The Black Box of Governance

Practical guide to corporate governance : Experiences from the Latin American companies circle . ... 30–44 , 1993 apud Leblanc , Michel ; Schwartz , Mark S. The black box of board process : Gaining access to a difficult subject .

Author: Sandra Guerra

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000426496

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 334

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In the world of corporate governance, the board of directors is often viewed as the "black box" of companies: only the board members who are seated at the meeting table understand how this "decision-making machine" works. In this book, a board member with over 25 years’ experience pulls off the lid and shows both how boards have worked and how they could work. This book is grounded in extensive research in three different surveys: one with more than 100 Brazilian directors, another with 340 board members from 40 countries, and a final one with 103 Brazilian directors serving on 238 boards. It also includes interviews with Ira Millstein, Sir Adrian Cadbury, Robert Monks and Mervyn King. The inner-workings of the board of directors are revealed: • What keeps directors awake at night • Obstacles to efficient decision-making • Behavioral dynamics, both within the board and in relation to the management • Pitfalls that arise from individual and group biases Based on these insights and the author’s own consulting and board experience, the book presents a guide to behavioral tools enabling directors and executives to confidently navigate the boardroom, improving interactivity and the efficiency of the decision-making process. Intended for directors and executives who are directly involved in the board's activities, as well as for leaders responsible for strategy implementation, this book provides a behavioral compass for all those interacting with the "black box."
Categories: Business & Economics

The Black Box of Governance

The Black Box of Governance

In this book, a board member with over 25 years' experience pulls off the lid and shows both how boards have worked and how they could work.

Author: Sandra Guerra


ISBN: 1032052244

Category: Boards of directors

Page: 312

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In this book, a board member with over 25 years' experience pulls off the lid and shows both how boards have worked and how they could work.
Categories: Boards of directors

Governance and Performance

Governance and Performance

Chapter 10 Dissecting the Black Box Revisited : Characterizing Government Management Capacity Patricia W. Ingraham and Amy Kneedler Donahue This chapter presents the conceptual framework and introduces the analytical approach for an ...

Author: Carolyn J. Heinrich

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1589013336

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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Drawing on recent advances in the social sciences, this volume shows how rigorous, theory-based empirical research can help improve the management of public policies and programs—and how better governance can lead to better performance. These original essays demonstrate how better data and improved statistical techniques have allowed researchers to construct more complex models of governance processes and thereby assess the effects of many variables on policy and program outcomes. They present useful research results that illuminate such issues as automatic grade advancement in public schools, management of federally-funded job-training programs, reducing welfare caseloads, and management of welfare-to-work programs. Illustrating a range of theoretical and methodological possibilities, this book shows how more sophisticated research in public management can help improve government performance.
Categories: Political Science

Opening the Black Box

Opening the Black Box

BOX 5.5 (continued) the government's responses are not made public, and there are no transparent quality control mechanisms. This lack of information is a missed opportunity that makes it difficult to conduct a systematic assessment of ...

Author: Helene Grandvoinnet

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9781464804823

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

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Opening the Black Box: Contextual Drivers of Social Accountability fills an important knowledge gap by providing guidance on how to assess contextual drivers of social accountability effectiveness. This publication aims to more strategically support citizen engagement at the country level and for a specific issue or problem. The report proposes a novel framing of social accountability as the interplay of constitutive elements: citizen action and state action, supported by three enabling levers: civic mobilization, interface and information. For each of these constitutive elements, the report identifies 'drivers' of contextual effectiveness which take into account a broad range of contextual factors (e.g., social, political and intervention-based, including information and communication technologies). Opening the Black Box offers detailed guidance on how to assess each driver. It also applies the framework at two levels. At the country level, the report looks at 'archetypes' of challenging country contexts, such as regimes with no formal space or full support for citizen-state engagement and fragile and conflict-affected situations. The report also illustrates the use of the framework to analyze specific social accountability interventions through four case studies: Sierra Leone, Pakistan, Yemen, and the Kyrgyz Republic.
Categories: Social Science

Governance as a Trialogue Government Society Science in Transition

Governance as a Trialogue  Government Society Science in Transition

A New Perspective: The Trialogue1 Model of Governance In an attempt to introduce more scientific rigour into the development of the processes that normally occur in the black box of governance, it is necessary to present a series of ...

Author: Anthony R. Turton

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540462668

Category: Science

Page: 354

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The Global Water Partnership notes that the crisis in the water sector is a one of governance. Water management is an integral part of ecosystem governance and is closely linked to the sustainable development discourse. This book unpacks the core elements of governance, with a specific focus on water. It analyzes the linkages between key variables in an effort to increase our understanding of what makes governance good.
Categories: Science

The Routledge Companion to Critical Accounting

The Routledge Companion to Critical Accounting

This chapter will first critique the preponderance of accounting literature on corporate governance emanating from outside the black box of governance processes and then will offer a review of corporate governance research approaches ...

Author: Robin Roslender

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317686736

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 476

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The field of critical accounting has expanded rapidly since its inception and has become recognised?as offering a wealth of provocative insights in the wake of the global financial crisis. It is now firmly embedded within accounting literature and in how accounting is taught. Surveying the evolving field of Critical Accounting, including theory, ethics, history, development and sustainability, this Companion presents key debates in the field, providing a comprehensive overview. Incorporating interdisciplinary perspectives on accounting, the volume concludes by considering new directions in which critical accounting research may travel. With an international array of established and respected contributors, this Routledge Companion is a vital resource for students and researchers across the world.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Black Box of Governmental Learning

The Black Box of Governmental Learning

The Black Box of Governmental Learning is the result of an intense and creative dialogue with colleagues in and outside the ... Poor governance, meanwhile, is seen as the single most important factor in eradicating poverty and promoting ...

Author: Raoul Blindenbacher

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821384740

Category: Education

Page: 204

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There are more poor people around the world than ever before. One of the missing factors in efforts to address poverty and increase sustainable development is adequate governmental capacity development. One effective means to improve the quality of democratic governance is by learning from the past and from others' experiences. 'The Black Box of Governmental Learning' introduces the Learning Spiral a new concept for organizing effective learning events for governments in the 21st century. It helps governments to learn from each other. This theory-based concept has been applied successfully over the past decade in numerous conferences, training, and e-learning events all over the world. The book is directed toward practitioners in governments, such as members of cabinets, parliaments, and courts; civil servants and politicians; civil society organizations; and international organizations. It will help them understand the challenges of learning in governments and offers a concept for organizing effective learning events.
Categories: Education

The Interaction Between Competition Law and Corporate Governance

The Interaction Between Competition Law and Corporate Governance

less reluctant to open the 'black box' of compliance than competition authorities, even within a given country. ... 94 S. Rose-Ackerman, Corruption and Government: Causes, Consequences, and Reform (Cambridge University Press, 1999), p.

Author: Florence Thépot

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108526364

Category: Law


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Florence Thépot provides the first systematic account of the interaction between competition law and corporate governance. She challenges the 'black box' conception of the firm- or 'undertaking' - in competition law, as applied to increasingly complex corporate relations. The book opens the 'black box' of the firm to understand the internal drivers of collusive behaviour, and proposes a unified approach to cartel enforcement, based on the agency theory. It explores key issues including corporate compliance programmes, the attribution of liability in corporate groups, and structural links between competitors, and should be read by anyone interested in how the evolution of the corporate landscape impacts competition law.
Categories: Law

Local Partnerships for Better Governance

Local Partnerships for Better Governance

It was concluded that partnerships are a useful tool to reconcile the goals of competitiveness and social cohesion (OECD, 1999a).3 Partnerships: a black box? Today, in most OECD countries, governments support networks of partnerships, ...

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264189461


Page: 305

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This book presents the lessons learned from the most recent experiences in seven countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy and the United States. This book proposes a strategy that governments can implement to improve governance through partnerships.