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dc.contributor.advisorCannella, Albert A., Jr.en_US
dc.creatorLester, Richard H.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2004-09-30T02:05:11Z
dc.date.available2004-09-30T02:05:11Z
dc.date.created2003-08en_US
dc.date.issued2004-09-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/493
dc.description.abstractUsing human capital theory and social capital theory, I develop a model to explain the circumstances surrounding outside director appointments, patterns of outside board affiliations and outside director exits. I investigate why individuals become outside directors, why they continue to serve as directors after appointment, and why they terminate their service on boards. I find that an executive's home firm career and prestigious affiliations predict the likelihood and patterns of outside directorship service. Outside directors are critical to effective corporate governance, and to understand the board-governance process we need a better understanding of outside director service.en_US
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dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.format.mimetypetext/plain
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M Universityen_US
dc.subjectoutside directorsen_US
dc.subjecthuman capitalen_US
dc.subjectsocial capitalen_US
dc.titleA road less traveled: Investigating the outside directors of America's corporate boardsen_US
dc.typeBooken
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentManagementen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineManagementen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPoston, Dudley L., Jr.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCerto, Trevisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWoodman, Richarden_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDeNisi, Angeloen_US
dc.type.genreElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
dc.format.digitalOriginborn digitalen_US


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