Boardroom Behaviors of Outside Directors: The Effects of Trust and Distrust on CEO-Director Relations

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Conference Paper

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This paper presents a conceptual model that incorporates theoretical advancements in research in organizational behavior to examine CEO-director relations. We focus specifically on the effects of trust and distrust on the boardroom behaviors of corporate director; and how these behaviors affect the effectiveness of the director. We suggest that the levels of trust and distrust between a CEO and an individual director affect a director’s relative emphasis on monitoring or advisory roles.


Organizational Behavior and Theory | Strategic Management Policy

Research Areas

Strategy and Organisation


Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Annual Conference, Niagara Falls, June 2009

City or Country

Niagara Falls