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Разнообразие на банковите бордове
Diversity on banks’ boards

Author(s): Miroslav Nedelchev
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Институт за икономически изследвания при Българска академия на науките
Keywords: corporate governance; diversity on corporate boards; commercial banks

Summary/Abstract: The paper examines the diversity on banks’ boards as an innovative tool to reduce the effects of the global crisis and a beginning of a long-term sustainable development worldwide. The expectations with regard to diversified boards are mainly associated with improving the quality of decisions, risk management methods and remuneration of executive directors. The EU recommendations for achieving of diversity on boards, incorporated in national policies and corporate practices, were analyzed for Bulgarian banks. The survey results show that there is diversity on banks’ boards by profession and nationality, while by gender the diversity is primarily due to the introduced regulations. The average values of the Bulgarian banks exceed those in the EU due to the specifics of our banking system. In parallel to the diversity of boards is raising the issue of economic and social effects of this diversification.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 71-91
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Bulgarian