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Boards of Directors

Case Number: 7-104-003, Year Published: 2004

HBS Number: KEL131

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Authors: Steven Rogers; Mark C Manuel

Key Concepts

Board Membership, Business Communication, Corporate Governance, Entrepreneurship, Family Business, Leadership, Small Business


This note gives a straightforward overview of the business governance topic. Issues discussed include: why a board is needed, the ideal size of a board, and the differences between a board of directors and an advisory board.

Number of Pages: 10

Extended Case Information

Teaching Areas: Entrepreneurship, Family Business, Management, Organizational Behavior

Geographic: NA

Industry: NA

Organization Name: NA

Organization Department: NA

Decision Maker Position: NA

Year of Case: 1999