Corporate governance research on the free web: a selected annotated guide

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Reference Services Review, ISSN: 0090-7324, Vol: 35, Issue: 3, Page: 497-514

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Sophie Bury, Richard Leblanc
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Purpose - The web offers a large and ever expanding range of information sources on the popular and widely researched topic of corporate governance. This paper aims to introduce keys sites of quality and relevance to those interested in researching the field of corporate governance using freely available web resources. It will also aims to prove useful to librarians who wish to develop web-based subject pathfinders in this field or who want simply to connect with and build their knowledge of major topics and participants in the field of corporate governance. Design/methodology/approach - By way of introduction important or groundbreaking works in the corporate governance literature are identified and cited in the paper to place selected web sites within the context of recent and historic developments in the area of corporate governance. A wide range of web-based sources were consulted and critically evaluated in the study. Findings - The result of this work is a significant sampling of quality web-based information sources with evaluative annotations. Originality/value - Given the recent explosion in information resources available on the topic of corporate governance, this paper will prove especially timely and useful to anyone interested in accessing and interacting with quality information on the free web from a wide range of significant players and stakeholders in the corporate governance arena.

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