The Impact of Corporate Board Characteristics on Firm Value: A Literature Survey

  • Ismail LahlouEmail author


This chapter provides a review of theoretical and empirical studies that analyze the effects of board characteristics on firm performance. It serves the purpose of demonstrating different approaches to studying corporate board characteristics as well as the importance of examining these characteristics, namely, board size, board independence, board leadership, gender diversity, board busyness and staggered boards.


Firm performance Board characteristics Board structure Gender diversity Board business Staggered boards 


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