Governance Research

Supporting long-term corporate success through a strong board

IMD Global Board Center undertakes pioneering research into the diverse dimensions of governance challenges. We address real-world issues in ways that can be used by boards to improve their performance and play a strategic role in their company’s success. Our insights and thought leadership not only provide innovative material for our board education programs, but help set the agenda for better board practices and governance.

Most governance research and education focuses on executive control – but misses the active role of boards in contributing to company management and governance. IMD Global Board Center takes a different approach, with the express aim of developing boards into the competitive advantage that the complexity of today’s world requires.

Our approach is not abstract or rules-based, nor wedded to any particular governance system. It is about developing boards into a key asset for sustainable success.