Communicating Corporate Governance Via the Web

Jones, Dominic
December 2002
Financial Executive;Dec2002, Vol. 18 Issue 9, p39
Academic Journal
The article mentions research by Blunn & Co. concerning the posting of corporate governance information on organizational Web sites. The survey found that 84 percent of the 135 companies did not have a section on their Web sites for corporate governance information, less than 25 percent posted their corporate code of ethics, and about 70 percent posted proxy statements in PDF format. Five suggestions for improving communication with investors include that the Web site and information should be complete, familiar, verifiable, and easy to use.


Related Articles

  • Ocena punktowa jakosci ujawnien finansowych dokonywanych przez emitent�w gieldowych za posrednictwem korporacyjnych serwis�w inwestorskich. Dyczkowska, Joanna // Zeszyty Teoretyczne Rachunkowosci;2012, Vol. 69 Issue 125, p23 

    Through investor relations sections placed on corporate websites shareholders have an access to current information on stock issuers' activities. This enables investors to participate in discussions on decisions met by a board of a company. Transparent and understandable disclosure of financial...

  • What do institutional investors really want? Brown Jr., Hobson // Corporate Board;May/Jun96, Vol. 17 Issue 98, p5 

    Focuses on the role of institutional shareholders in corporate governance. Lack of shareholders' collective power to influence board membership or demand accountability; Governance reform movement; Trends emerging from the increased investor scrutiny in corporate governance.

  • Investor Relations Web Sites Come of Age. Koegel, John // Community Banker;Jun2007, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p26 

    The article discusses developments involving investor relations (IR) Web sites. SNL Financial LC corporate sales vice president Adam Fehd implied that IR Web sites already provide stock price data and management information. It cites that the factors influencing the trend toward having more...

  • What is the future of summary annual reports? Van Arsdeli, Stephen C.; Brain, David H. // Financial Executive;Nov/Dec89, Vol. 5 Issue 6, p48 

    The article mentions the outlook for summary annual reports and the financial reporting process for companies in the United States. A survey found that only one percent of the companies that report to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission are using summary reporting to communicate with...

  • Understanding And Communicating With Confidence. Lukaszewski, James E. // Vital Speeches of the Day;9/15/2001, Vol. 67 Issue 23, p717 

    Presents a speech by James E. Lukaszewski, Chairman, The Lukaszewski Group Inc., delivered to The Canadian Investor Relations Institute, Whistler, British Columbia, May 28, 2001. How corporations should manage bad news in the era of instant communications; Different types of crises; Impact of a...

  • TO THE BARRICADES. Surowiecki, James // New Yorker;6/9/2003, Vol. 79 Issue 15, p44 

    Reports on shareholder activism in the U.S. Notable shareholder activists; Link of the rise in shareholder activism to corporate scandals and the stock market bubble; Impact of shareholder activism on corporate governance.

  • Do corporate Web sites in Africa communicate investor information according to best practice guidelines? Nel, G.; Baard, R. // South African Journal of Information Management;Sep2007, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p3 

    Corporate Web sites have become very popular media of information over the past decade. The Investor Relations Society published best practice Web site guidelines in December 2006 to guide companies seeking to improve the quality of their on-line communication with investors via their corporate...

  • Forward-Looking Voluntary Disclosure in Proxy Contests. Baginski, Stephen P.; Clinton, Sarah B.; Mcguire, Sean T. // Contemporary Accounting Research;Winter2014, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p1008 

    Using a unique, hand-gathered sample of 893 forward-looking voluntary disclosures by 70 proxy contest firms during 1992–2001, we examine whether managers temporarily alter the frequency and tone of their disclosures during proxy contests. Broadly consistent with the corporate control...

  • Casting the Net. Temple, Peter // Director;Aug2000, Vol. 54 Issue 1, p52 

    Explains the importance of Web sites to investor relations. Characteristics of good investor relations sites; Practical contents that should be included; Findings of a research by relations consultancy Makinson Cowell on company Web sites.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics