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dc.contributor.authorBaldacchino, Peter J.-
dc.contributor.authorCamilleri, Amy-
dc.contributor.authorSchembri, Brandon-
dc.contributor.authorGrima, Simon-
dc.contributor.authorThalassinos, Yannis E.-
dc.identifier.citationBaldacchino, P. J., Camilleri, A., Schembri, B., Grima, S., & Thalassinos, Y. E. (2020). Performance evaluation of the board of directors in listed companies: a small state perspective. International Journal of Finance, Insurance and Risk Management, 10(1), 99-119.en_GB
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The objectives of this paper are to analyse both individual and overall performance evaluations of the Board of Directors as carried out by Maltese Listed Companies (MLCs) and to assess the importance of such board evaluations to small shareholders. Design/Approach/Methodology: The study was designed around semi-structured interviews with fifteen MLC representatives and seven stockbrokers, as well as questionnaires administered to twenty-nine small shareholders. Findings: The findings indicate that, while Boards of Director evaluations are carried out in MLCs, they lack the necessary formal structures that specify critical evaluation measures. Thus one may infer that those charged with the responsibility of conducting evaluations are not being well determined. By departing from the recommendations of the Maltese Corporate Governance Code on performance evaluations, MLCs have generally opted to resort to an inward and more restricted style of evaluation, doing away with external or independent parties in the process. Practical Implications: Recommendations include the promotion of shareholder interest by enhancing their awareness of the benefits they will stand to gain from the process and by involving them more in the process. Originality/Value: The paper considers possible evaluation measures that may be aimed to enhance both shareholder and public confidence in the exercise and also other ways by which it may be improved. It thus contributes to the literature, as yet scarce, which relates to corporate governance in small states.en_GB
dc.publisherISMASYSTEMS Scientific Researchen_GB
dc.subjectCorporate governance -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectDirectors of corporations -- Evaluationen_GB
dc.subjectBoards of directors -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectBoards of directors -- Evaluationen_GB
dc.titlePerformance evaluation of the board of directors in listed companies : a small state perspectiveen_GB
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dc.publication.titleInternational Journal of Finance, Insurance and Risk Managementen_GB
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