Journal article

The Role of the Independent Director: Evidence from a Survey of Independent Directors in Australia

Albie Brooks, Judy Oliver, Angelo Veljanovski

AUSTRALIAN ACCOUNTING REVIEW | WILEY | Published : 2009

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to report the results of a survey of independent directors on a range of issues relating to the execution of their role including the independent directors' perceptions relating to board effectiveness, board interactions, information sources, and performance and evaluation. A survey was forwarded to independent directors of the top 200 Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) listed companies. The paper aims to provide the perceptions of independent directors themselves and so contribute to the literature through a better understanding of the nature of the work performed by Australian company independent directors and the environment in which it occurs. Findings sugg..

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