South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences, Vol 12, No 2 (2009)

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Core corporate governance dilemmas facing boards: a South African perspective

Hyram Serretta, Mike Bendixen, Margie Sutherland

Abstract


Directors and boards face many challenges in terms of managing complexity. A key factor of success in practicing good corporate governance is the board’s ability to cope with paradox. The purpose of this research has been to explore the core corporate governance dilemmas facing boards. The investigation was qualitative in nature using the Delphi technique. Six core corporate governance dilemmas facing board members were identified one of which is not mentioned in the international literature. The findings should provide directors with an ability to identify the nature of the paradoxes they need to respond to.

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