A Multidisciplinary Review of the Director Selection Literature Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Director selection is a critical board process and outcome that influences the board and its overall performance. Because of this influence, research from a variety of different disciplinary areas examines the antecedents and outcomes of director selection. The authors offer a synthesis of this literature from these different disciplines. The authors first delineate the process that drives the selection of an individual to a board. They then review and categorize the director selection literature into two distinct perspectivesa rational economic perspective focused on the organization-level benefits driving the selection decision and a socialized perspective emphasizing the social processes that influence the director selection process. Finally, from their review, the authors suggest promising areas of future research regarding director selection.

published proceedings

  • JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT

altmetric score

  • 30.85

author list (cited authors)

  • Withers, M. C., Hillman, A. J., & Cannella, A.

citation count

  • 180

complete list of authors

  • Withers, Michael C||Hillman, Amy J||Cannella, Albert A Jr

publication date

  • January 1, 2012 11:11 AM