The role of the Board in the strategic management

S. Choose either ranking and get the most recent listing of the top 10. Look up the financial information on one company on the list. Look up information on the Board of Directors of this company. What conclusions might you draw about the role of the Board in the strategic management of these most admired companies? Please No wikapedia references and also provide any refereneces used.  Thank YouHelpful links
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