Composition of Boards of Directors and Interlocks in New Zealand, 1987 to 1993

Fox, Mark A.; Roy, Matthew R.
May 1995
New Zealand Sociology;1995, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p17
Academic Journal
The article examines the formal positions of all directors of public listed companies in 1987, 1990 and 1993 in New Zealand. The class hegemony theory is used as the basis for examining directors and their influence in the country's public listed companies. The findings demonstrate the existence of an elite group within the elite of all directors. It also indicate that the classification of board members into insiders and outsiders may well be imprecise. It suggests that future research using qualitative methods is likely to have further implications for resource dependence and class hegemony research.


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