The Comparison of Graph Partitioning Methods on Interlocking Directorates Network in Two-Tier Corporate Governance System

Nowak, Ondrej; Kubicek, Ales; Hnilica, Jiri
May 2014
World Applied Sciences Journal;2014, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p31
Academic Journal
Since board members are indirectly nominated as representatives of shareholders, companies sharing a board member may have something in common. This may include ownership structure, business groups or other forms of business cooperation. This paper introduces prerequisites to the analysis of potential overlap between interlocking directorate networks and empirical business environment. This includes designing the interlocking directorate network and the description of methods for its partitioning into smaller regions. The analysis was based on the data sample which included all active joint stock companies in the Czech Republic having more than 50 employees as of September 1, 2012. These criteria were satisfied by 2 906 companies.


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