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One of the arguments that one increasingly hears these days is that corporate governance in the new economy will be all about the “story” of the company, not about its performance or assets. Value will be primarily dependent on the narrative of future growth.
The role of boards in the future will therefore be to weave this story and make it as credible as possible to investors and other resource providers.
This argument is partly right. The shareholder value of “growth” companies is not a result of the palt
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