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dc.contributor.authorIngley, C
dc.contributor.authorCarroll, B
dc.contributor.authorInkson, K
dc.contributor.authorLevy, L
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-28T20:25:56Z
dc.date.available2014-01-28T20:25:56Z
dc.date.copyright2013-09-25
dc.date.issued2014-01-29
dc.identifier.citationCentre for Governance, Accountability and Responsible Investment Conference held at Henley Business School, Reading University, Henley, England, 2013-09-25 to 2013-09-26
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/6602
dc.description.abstractThe paper analyses the discourses of corporate board members with regard to their world-views of governance and the influence that their collective mind-sets might have on the wider practice of governance. The metaphors employed by board members to describe corporate governance are examined and compared with the literature to establish the extent to which they reflect normative theory and prescription. Our analysis confirms an overwhelming pre-occupation among board members with compliance and control, which may have unintended consequences, as well as implications for organisational innovation and enterprising. The paper also contributes to the literature in examining the value of metaphor based, interpretive discourse analysis as a methodological approach outside the usual frameworks of corporate governance research that may contribute a new perspective on mental-models-in-existence among practitioners and enhance theory development.
dc.publisherHenley Business School, Reading University
dc.relation.urihttp://www.henley.ac.uk/events/annual-gari-international-conference-25-26-september-2013
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in (see Citation). The original publication is available at (see Publisher's Version).
dc.subjectBoards
dc.subjectDiscourse
dc.subjectMetaphor
dc.subjectCompliance
dc.subjectControl
dc.subjectUnintended consequences
dc.titleWhat are we saying when we talk about corporate governance?
dc.typeConference Contribution
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
aut.conference.typeOral Presentation - Paper Presentation
pubs.elements-id159506


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