Many practitioner-oriented literature and academic papers regularly address for segregation of the chair and CEO roles. An article written by Dennis Carey of Korn/Ferry provides additional insight into the situation. A couple of corporate leaders and associations have reacted to the heated argument about the merits and demerits of role segregation. In most prevailing debates based on agency theory, the segregation of the chair and CEO roles boosts the board’s independence from management, therefore, leading to improved control and supervision.

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