Corporate Governance: One-tier versus Two-tier Boards


 
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Corporate Governance: One-tier versus Two-tier Boards
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands

Somebody asked me the other day for the differences between the two main corporate governance systems (1-tier and 2-tier boards) existing today as well as the way they're heading. I couldn't find a reasonably concise overview anywhere, so I created the summary below.
Please note that the precise characteristics of any of these governance models depend on the jurisdiction of the company concerned, and the implementation in the company concerned. Also corporate governance systems are changing constantly to reflect changes in the way society sees corporations.

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Jan Riven, Consultant, Canada
This is a great compilation of the key characteris...
 

 
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Thanks Jan for your good question about the role o...
 

 
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Excellent summary! Two-tier boards seem to be pre...
 

 
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Volker Potthoff, Director, Germany
I would like to add that there is an important dif...
 

 
 

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