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Irene Mostert

Position and department:
PhD Candidate, Accounting

Short bio:
Irene Mostert obtained both her bachelor’s degree in psychology (2012, cum laude) and her master’s degree in business administration (specialization in Organizational & Management Control) (2015, cum laude) at the University of Groningen. In January 2016, she started her PhD project for both the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) and the University of Groningen. In her research, she focuses on corporate governance from a behavioral perspective and, therewith, combines the knowledge she obtained from her different studies.

Boards of directors reside at the apex of organizations and play a crucial role for the governance of organizations. Board effectiveness is a burgeoning research area. Scholars studying boards mainly focus, however, on structural (publicly visible) characteristics of boards (e.g., board composition in terms of independent directors or committees). Unfortunately, this has failed to materialize in unequivocal findings. By building on the governance literature and the organizational behavioral literature, Irene Mostert acknowledge that boards are social groups and that to understand what is driving board effectiveness, it is necessary to focus on the interplay between structure and behavior within boards.  

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