The purpose of this study is to identify and examine differences in corporate board characteristics across four industries. Using a sample of 2592 US publicly traded firms, eleven board characteristics were identified and then examined across manufacturing, retail trade, finance/insurance, and services industries. Our analyses revealed significant differences in each of the eleven board characteristics examined. Implications and areas for future research are discussed.
The composition of corporate boards of directors: Does industry matter?Faculty Publications
PublisherClute Institute for Academic Research
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Citation InformationMarlin, D. & Geiger, S.W. (2012). The composition of corporate boards of directors: Does industry matter? Journal of Business & Economics Research, 10(3), 157-162.