BoardEx (access via WRDS)

BoardEx contains extensive data on publicly listed company and notable private company boards, board directors and senior managers

BoardEx (access via WRDS)

BoardEx contains extensive data on publicly listed company and notable private company boards, board directors and senior managers

BoardEx contents

BoardEx (North America, Europe, United Kingdom and Rest of the World) consists of compensation, employment, and relationship data on publicly listed company and notable private company boards, board directors and senior managers - from companies around the globe.

BoardEx provides data on e.g. age, gender, educational background, prior employment and the networks of the individuals.

BoardEx is divided into four regions:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • Rest of the World

BoardEx datasets in WRDS are available as Individual level datasets, e.g. Individual Profile and Compensation Analysis data and as Company level datasets e.g. Company Organization Summary and Company Profile.

Coverage

BoardEx contains details on over 20,000 companies across the world with about 70% of them being publicly listed and 30% of them being private companies.
In total, BoardEx has profiles on over 750,000 individuals and information on over 1 million non-profiled organizations

The database is updated daily and contains information from 1999 - present.

Hints from the librarian 

Searches and export of data in BoardEx via WRDS follow the same four-step procedure as for other searches in WRDS (link to more information):

  • Step 1: Selecting the date range
  • Step 2: Selecting the companies
  • Step 3: Selecting the data variables
  • Step 4: Selecting the output format

 

Information on the data variables:
BoardEx Data Dictionary contains details on the criteria and variables available

Information on the datasets available to academic institutions:
This spreadsheet describes the BoardEx data sets available to academic institutions for research purposes through the WRDS platform

Facts about BoardEx

Period 1999 - present
Geography The World
Provider BoardEx via Wharton Research Data Service

 

Subjects

The page was last edited by: CBS Library // 04/20/2021

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