Does Board Behaviour Matter for Board Effectiveness in Small and Medium Industries (SMEs)?: A Preliminary Observation

  • Nazir Adi Department of Business Management, Faculty of Technology Management and Business, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), 86400, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia.
  • Wan Fauziah Wan Yusoff Department of Business Management, Faculty of Technology Management and Business, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), 86400, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia.
  • Arifha Mohamad Department of Business Management, Faculty of Technology Management and Business, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), 86400, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia.
Keywords: Corporate governance, Board behaviour, Small and medium-sized enterprises


The issue of corporate governance affects big corporations and small businesses. Maintaining a well-functioning board of directors in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is one of the most effective ways of increasing the efficacy of the board. This article examines previous studies on board behaviour that are critical to the effectiveness of boards of directors in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Previous literature found several attributes of directors that need to be nurtured. Having a different view relating to the task in a boardroom, preparedness, involvement, use of specific knowledge and skills are among them. In short, more empirical studies relating to these antecedents are recommended to understand board behaviour better, especially when making a decision.


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How to Cite
Adi, N., Wan Yusoff, W. F. and Mohamad, A. (2022) “Does Board Behaviour Matter for Board Effectiveness in Small and Medium Industries (SMEs)?: A Preliminary Observation”, Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 7(2), p. e001276. doi: 10.47405/mjssh.v7i2.1276.