New issue of the Corporate Board: Role, Duties and Composition journal

The editorial team of Virtus Interpress is happy to present a new issue of the Corporate Board: Role, Duties and Composition journal. This issue contains papers authored by scholars from the USA, Greece, the UK, China, Colombia, and Tunisia.

The published articles analyze a wide range of topics, including board of directors practices, board strategies, risk management, uncertainty management, corporate governance, financial disclosures, non-financial disclosures, corporate Internet disclosures, COVID-19, ethical leadership, counterproductive work behaviors, organizational cynicism, budgetary participation, job satisfaction, corporate budget governance, ownership structure, firm performance, etc.

The full issue of the journal is available at the following link.

The first paper by Hugh Grove, Maclyn Clouse, and Tracy Xu examines how boards of directors can manage uncertainty in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in fulfilling their fiduciary duties towards their own shareholders and all the stakeholders, including employees, customers, creditors, and suppliers.

Stergios Tasios, Evangelos Chytis, Panagiota Karametou, and Periklis Tagkas aims to study the extent and quality of disclosures that companies provided on corporate websites during the COVID-19 pandemic and assess which factors affected the extent of disclosure.

Mohamed Ahmed Ali Nemr and Yuhuan Liu assess the impact of ethical leadership on counterproductive work behaviors and analyze organizational cynicism’s moderating role between them using a stratified random sample of faculty members working in Egypt’s Sohag University.

Anissa Dakhli on the basis of surveys of 75 managers of Tunisian hotels investigates the effect of budgetary participation on job satisfaction, with a particular focus on the moderating role that can be played by the personality variable, locus of control,

Sandra Gaitán and Jimmy A. Saravia review the current state of corporate governance in Colombia. For this, the authors discuss the evolution of the legal framework of corporate governance and key corporate governance issues, review the evidence regarding corporate governance and firm performance and discuss the current state of corporate social responsibility and an assessment of corporate governance specifics by industry.

Finally, Andrews Owusu focuses on the effect of board practices on the firm performance of Ghanian firms and finds that CEO duality has a negative impact on firm performance, the smaller Ghanaian board size appears to be optimal because it has a positive impact on firm performance, and the larger non-executive director representation on the board has no impact on firm performance.

We hope that the papers of this issue will be welcomed by experts in the field, academic researchers and professionals. These papers use a wide range of methodologies and provide insightful findings that may also trigger future research in various corporate governance challenging issues associated with the COVID-19 period.