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When is a Corporate Board not a Board?

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This post explains the difference between a corporation’s board of directors and an advisory board – a point that may not be clearly understood by some people, especially those from other countries, where corporate governance is different from that in the U.S.

The board of directors is elected by the shareholders and is responsible for management of the company. It appoints and removes officers (who run the corporation’s day-to-day business) and makes important decisions about finances and other matters. (more…)