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Peter Crow

Doctor of Philosophy, (Corporate Governance)
Study Completed: 2017
Massey Business School


Thesis Title
Understanding corporate governance, strategic management and firm performance: As evidenced from the boardroom

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Boards of directors have been the subject of considerable research attention in recent decades. While a large body of knowledge has been published, substantive evidence to explain how boards actually exert influence over firm performance from the boardroom has remained elusive. Mr Crow conducted a longitudinal multiple-case study of two large New Zealand-based high growth companies. Data was collected from direct observations of boards in session, and multiple secondary and tertiary sources, creating a rich and rare data resource. His analysis revealed numerous insights, leading to a mechanism-based model of the governance–performance relationship and an explanation of how boards can exert influence beyond the boardroom including firm performance

Dr James Lockhart
Associate Professor Kate Lewis