Professor Roy Smith is featured in an article about Barnes & Noble's lack of transparency around the termination of its CEO
— July 8, 2018
Excerpt from Directors & Boards -- "'I think they just tried to bury whatever it is he did,' he continues, 'and not have it be part of the public discussion about Barnes & Noble. But that doesn’t mean they can bury it forever.' Smith acknowledges it is unusual for a board not to disclose the reasons for a top executive’s termination, but he sees Barnes & Noble’s board as an outlier overall given the number of CEOs that the firm has gone through in recent years."