Corporate Governance: One-tier versus Two-tier Boards

Corporate Governance
Knowledge Center


Next Topic

Corporate Governance > Best Practices

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.

Source: 12manage.comCharacteristicsOne-tier Boards (also "Unitary model")Two-tier Boards (also: "Dual model")OrganizationOne-layered board structureTwo-layered board structureCompositionThere is only one single Board of Directors, composed out of both executive directors as well as non-executive directors. In the classic form, the executive directors used to (...) Read more? Sign up for free

Please register now to read all responses and to join this discussion yourself. It's easy and 100% free.

Sign up for free     Log in

  Jan Riven, Consultant, Canada

One-tier versus Two-tier Boards

This is a great compilation of the key characteris (...)

  Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands

One-tier versus Two-tier Boards

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

  E Benshetler, Project Manager, United States

CEO Duality in One-tier Boards

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

  Volker Potthoff, Director, Germany

One Tier versus Two Tier Boards - Functions

I would like to add that there is an important dif (...)

More on Corporate Governance
🔥CEO Duality
How to Evaluate and Measure the Effectiveness of Corporate Governance Systems?
Gender Diversity (Women) in the Board of Directors
Best Practices
🥇Internal and External Corporate Governance
🥈Agency Theory: Principal-Agent Problems
Corporate Governance: One-tier versus Two-tier Boards
Dealing with non-profit Board of Directors
Europe Reaches Agreement on Banking Supervisor: Curse or Blessing?
Corporate Culture Vis-a-vis Societal Culture
HR Involvement in CG
Corporate Governance and Strategy
Corporate Governance in Family Businesses
Governance in Public Sector Organisations
How Corporate Governance Affects the Financial Performance of Companies
Why the Interest in Corporate Governance Today?
Corporate Governance Aims
Culture and Corporate Governance
A Global Corporate Governance Body is Needed
Challenges in Corporate Governance in Africa
Corporate Governance Rules and Ethics
Why Should a Firm have Procedures and Policies?
Governance versus Management
Maintaining Creativity and Flexibility Despite of Corporate Governance Mechanisms
Corporate Governance and Compliance
Special Interest Group Leader

Are you an expert in Corporate Governance? Sign up for free

Corporate Governance
Knowledge Center


Next Topic

About 12manage | Advertising | Link to us / Cite us | Privacy | Suggestions | Terms of Service
2020 12manage - The Executive Fast Track. V15.6 - Last updated: 29-9-2020. All names of their owners.