A mix of gender and ethnic differences inside the boardroom is broadly accepted as better for a company's prospects. Recent research suggests, however, that diversity has more complex facets than previously understood.
There is more attention than ever on how companies recruit talent to their boards. Tim Copnell lists the key questions directors need to ask when recruiting new blood to join them round the boardroom table.
Recent court cases hint that some non-executives may be pursuing self-interest rather than company interests. Research looks at whether the self-interest of board members is well regulated by governance controls.