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    The external ties of boards of directors and the execution of directors' function 

    Issara Titheesawad (Assumption University, 2012)

    The present paper examined the influence of the external network ties of boards of directors on their execution of the monitoring, advising, and environmental scanning function. The results from multiple regression analysis indicated that the external ties of boards of directors did not decrease directors' involvement and contribution on the focal firm's board; rather such ties enhance the execution of directors' function. Ties pro- vided opportunities for directors to scan the external environment and acquire knowledge ...