Directors' attributes and corporate governance effectiveness in Hong Kong

Raymond S Y CHAN*, K L Alex LAU

*Corresponding author for this work

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The purpose of this study is to examine the perceptions of Hong Kong (HK) legal practitioners on how the major attributes of knowledge, continuous education, and qualification among directors in HK relate to their board of directors' corporate governance effectiveness. The results revealed that the respondents perceived directors' attributes in HK to be not good enough for discharging their legal obligations to their companies. The results also suggested that a company was more effectively governed if its directors were more qualified for their jobs and more familiar with company law and/or corporate governance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-104
Number of pages20
JournalAsia Pacific Business Review
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2003

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Business and International Management


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