Publisher: The Economist, 1998, 228 pages
Keywords: Board of Directors
The role of directors is being taken ever more seriously as attention has focused on the way companies are governed. A directorship is no longer a sinecure. Today, directors are expected to perform and they are exposed to increasing litigation and regulation. Yet few directors are trained for this role, which is quite different from management. Managers may run the a company but it is the directors' job to ensure that it is being well run and run in the right direction.
Pocket Director is a clear and lively guide to the subject of corporate governance. It is aimed at directors, managers and shareholders of every kind of business, and contains
A bit too British from time to time, but you could reference it often, as it is a treasure trove, despite its small format.