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Director Mobility: The Role of Human and Social Capital in Board Appointments


Abstract This dissertation integrates research on boards of directors with human and social capital perspectives to examine board appointments. A director's appointment to a board is in part due to the belief that the individual can contribute critical resources and monitoring to the organization. The ability of a director to provide these resources and monitoring depends on his or her level of human and social capital. This dissertation more fully integrates human and social capital perspectives into our understanding of board appointment events. From these theoretical underpinnings, a model is developed proposing that several human and social capital indicators, including educational level, expertise, director experience, and access to network... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Withers, Michael C. (Author) / Hillman, Amy J. (Advisor) / Certo, S. Trevis (Committee member) / Khanna, Poonam (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Management / Boards of Directors / Director Selection / Human Capital / Social Capital
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 162 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Business Administration 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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