My nine-day visit to the UK and Ireland to discuss board and corporate governance topics and to share emerging research with board directors, executives and academics is drawing to a close. From meetings in the hallowed halls of the Institute of Directors on Pall Mall, office buildings, various fine dining restaurants and cafés, and university premises in Wolverhampton and Ulster; to master class presentations and a guest lecture, it has been a delight to engage with people who are deeply interested in corporate governance and the board's role in business performance. Thank you.
Now, the task of addressing the numerous requests for more information, and to schedule future meetings, speaking and advisory engagements beckons. This is my priority over the coming days.
Amongst the enquiries and discussion notes, several people have asked for more information about strategy in the boardroom. While I have written about this in the past, and strategy has been a core element in my doctoral research, interest in up-to-date applied research appears to be high. Given this, my intention is investigate some of the practical challenges faced by boards over the coming months and to publish the findings. However, such research needs willing participants...
If you or your company board might be interested in participating in research, please get in touch. I am particularly interested in publicly-listed firms, high-growth businesses and social enterprises; in the UK, Europe, the US and Australia. Your expression of interest and any decision to participate (or not) would be entirely confidential, and neither you nor nor your company or social enterprise would be identifiable in any research report that ensues.
Thoughts on corporate governance, strategy and effective board practice; our place in the world; and, other things that catch my attention.