1. Article: Board Shake up at Troubled CBA
Board members should only hold their positions for 2 x 3 year periods and then new board members should be appointed. Being on the board longer than that makes the board member complacent and subject to being co-opted by management.
Discuss. Use Agency theory and Stewardship Theory to support your answer. 10 marks
2. Article: No Women on the Board? Companies warned they could face Gender Quotas
The only way to improve board diversity is to impose quotas as has occurred in Norway.
Discuss. Use Resource Dependency theory and Stakeholder theory to support your arguments. 10 marks
3. Article: Unions, Superfunds’ Human Rights push
Superannuation (Pension) funds and activist groups including trade unions have the right and responsibility to pressure companies in regard to monitoring human rights in their supply chain and wage fraud as well as allowing shareholders to put forward resolutions at AGMs.
Discuss. Use Stakeholder theory and Stewardship theory to illustrate your answer. 10 marks
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