European board directors fall behind Canadian, and even U.S. peers, on many practices

Board directors in Europe showed “startling shortcomings that could be undermining their effectiveness.”

Corporate governance in Canada – and to a lesser degree in the United States – is seen as being superior on many fronts to that in Europe, based on an INSEAD survey and related study.

A study by the INSEAD Corporate Governance Initiative showed that European board directors “lag behind both their Canadian and US counterparts in governance practices,” according to a an article from Timothy Rowley, a visiting professor of Strategy at INSEAD, and Ludo Van der Heyden, who is academic director of the INSEAD Corporate Governance Initiative.

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