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board of directors

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The governing body of a company, which appoints the company's officers. Most company directors are elected by shareholders at general meetings of the company, but a board may be given ...

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The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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Current Version:
2005

... of directors . Key decision-making body consisting of the directors of a company. Company law requires that certain validating actions are made by, and are recorded as having been made, at a meeting of a quorum of directors of a company, although individual directors may be given specific executive powers ( cf. finance director ; chief executive officer...

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
235 words

... of directors Companies can only operate through the agency of their human participants. In modern companies, extensive powers to manage and oversee the company's business are vested by the articles of association in the directors acting collectively as a board. It is therefore the board of directors, rather than the members, which has authority to act and transact in the company's name and on its behalf. It does not follow that the company can only act and transact through the board. The board is free to authorize individual directors or employees...

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A Dictionary of Economics (5 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
93 words

...board of directors The governing body of a company, which appoints the company’s officers. Most company directors are elected by shareholders at general meetings of the company, but a board may be given powers of co-option. Boards include executive directors, employed by the company full-time or for a major portion of their time, and may include non-executive directors. These usually either have suitable commercial experience, or are selected because they have titles or hold offices which make the company look respectable. Directors are normally paid fees...

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A Dictionary of Business and Management in China

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
76 words

... of directors A group that represents shareholders and is responsible for making major decisions for a firm. The board of directors helps to guide the strategy of the firm, hire high level executives and determine their compensation, and protect investors. The board also helps to develop a governance system for the firm. Chinese firms often have a board of directors, as well as a supervisory board to monitor the decisions of the board of directors...

board of directors

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Australian Law Dictionary (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
Length:
431 words

...the board may decide to authorise officers or agents to act. Control of the board of directors is by means of the enforceability of the constitution of the company, compliance with the law and the individual responsibility of directors not to breach statutory and general law duties, as well as general remedial provisions of oppression and winding up. Boards generally act so as to be reappointed; appointment to, and removal from, the office of director is by the general meeting of shareholders. The board is empowered to delegate some or all of its...

board of directors

board of directors  

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Subject:
Law
The governing body of a company, which appoints the company's officers. Most company directors are elected by shareholders at general meetings of the company, but a board may be given powers of ...
South Asian Genealogy

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Abi Husainy

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
3,254 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...Persian Manuscripts in Edinburgh University Library (1925). In most of Pakistan the reporting of births is not mandatory. It can be difficult to find records in rural areas. Major losses of records include the fires of 1948 , which engulfed the vast majority of the collections of vital statistics for the municipality of Karachi. The Registrar of Births and Deaths or the Director of Health Statistics in a municipality are the most likely sources for many types of birth record if they exist. For rural zones, consult the union council, district council, or...

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

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Michael Dobson and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
4,261 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
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1

...and was director. There is about the camera’s elegiac journey into and through the loneliness of the Prince a nostalgia which arguably reflects the mood of post-war Europe. Sixteen years later the Russian director Grigori Kozintsev made his Hamlet ( 1964 ). Like Olivier ’s, it was filmed in monochrome, but Kozintsev dramatized his images in a more arresting way. There is a starkly elemental basis to his cinematography and his is a more vigorously political view of the play than Olivier’s. Less cinematic was Tony Richardson ’s adaptation ( 1969 ) of his...

The Merchant of Venice

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Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
3,171 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
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1

...boy, bringing much of Shylock’s gold and jewellery. Antonio urges Graziano to join Bassanio on board their ship for Belmont. 2.7 Morocco chooses between the three caskets, which all bear mottoes: the lead ‘Who chooseth me must give and hazard all he hath’, the silver ‘Who chooseth me shall get as much as he deserves’, and the gold ‘Who chooseth me shall get what many men desire’. To Portia’s relief he chooses the gold casket, which contains a death’s head bearing a poem, ‘All that glisters is not gold…’ 2.8 Salerio and Solanio, associates of Bassanio, discuss...

Phrasal Adjectives

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
Length:
2,154 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...easier and faster. Following are examples drawn from four University of Chicago Press books published from 1987 to 2002 : absurd-sounding orders across-the-board discounts acute-care treatment agreed-upon answer AIDS-related complexes Anglo-American court average-cost compilation basing-point pricing best-known one bid-rotation schemes big-ticket item black-haired eagle-faced professor brain-bisected monkey broad-stroked depictions business-tort law certificate-of-need laws choice-of-evil situation class-action lawyers classical-formalist legal thinking...

worker director

worker director  

A director on the board of a company who is elected as a representative of the workforce. In Germany, worker directors are a legal requirement on the supervisory boards of large companies. Under the ...
company director

company director  

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A member of a company's board of directors. Directors may be executive, that is, full- or part-time employees of the company, or non-executive. Non-executive directors are chosen either for their ...
management board

management board  

The operational board of a company, which is formally accountable to a supervisory board, under the system of corporate governance that exists in Germany and other Continental European countries. In ...
two-tier board

two-tier board  

A method of running a large organization in which, in addition to a board of management, there is a supervisory board. It is claimed that this practice, which is common in Continental Europe, ...
staggered board provision

staggered board provision  

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A defence used against takeovers which involves arranging that the re-election of directors to the company be spread out over time and have service contracts which preclude removal without due ...
alternate director

alternate director  

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A person who can act temporarily in place of a named director of a company in his or her absence. An alternate director can only be present at a meeting of the board of directors if the articles of ...
boardroom

boardroom  

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1 A place where the board of directors holds its meetings.2 Also takes the meaning in the USA of a room where a broker's clients can watch current activity in the market (cf. ticker).[...]
managing director

managing director  

A director to whom management powers have been delegated, either absolutely or subject to supervision, by the other directors of the company under the terms of the articles of association. Managing ...
executive director

executive director  

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A director of a company who is also an employee (usually full-time) of that company. An executive director will often have a specified role in the management of the company, such as finance director, ...
supervisory board

supervisory board  

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A board of non-executive directors who appoint and oversee the members of the executive board of a company. This arrangement is common in Continental Europe.

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