Article | European Financial Review | August–September 2012

The Future of Boards: Meeting the Governance Challenges of the 21st Century

by Jay W. Lorsch

Abstract

Predicting the challenges boards will face in the years ahead requires an understanding of how they and the governance they have provided has evolved in past years, as well as the challenges they face in the years ahead. Since I have been serving on and doing research about public company boards over the past twenty-five years, I believe I have a clear sense of the state of corporate governance in the United States and in much of Western Europe. Not surprisingly, my crystal ball for predicting future developments and demands on boards cannot be so clear.

Keywords: boards of directors; corporate governance; governance; succession; compensation; Governing and Advisory Boards;

Citation:

Lorsch, Jay W. "The Future of Boards: Meeting the Governance Challenges of the 21st Century." European Financial Review (August–September 2012), 2–4.