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Fighting the Good Fight

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Cooking oil scandals, chemical pipeline explosions, and pollution exposés — a common thread runs through these headline-grabbing incidents in Taiwan in 2014. Beyond the lamentable suffering and social costs, they represent avoidable destruction of shareholder value that could have been mitigated with the effective oversight of an independent board of directors acting in the interests of all shareholders. Research suggests that there is a correlation among corporate governance, board effectiveness, and corporate performance. The Taiwan Stock Exchange Corp. (TWSE) is leading the effort to increase attention to board effectiveness and compliance in the ROC.

This article originally appeared in Taiwan Business TOPICS magazine.

For a Chinese translation of this article click here.

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