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Accounting Resources: Corporate Governance

This research guide provides high quality resources for Masters of Accounting program and others studying accounting at UC San Diego

Where can I get information related to corporate governance?

Ownership structure

  • Audit Analytics (coming soon)
  • Mergent Online
  • Leadership Library
    This resource isn't as comprehensive a company listing as the first two ("top 1000" of U.S. and International public companies, primarily), but also includes non-profits and associations, law and lobbying firms, news media, and governments (federal, state and local).
  • Business Insights: Global
    Covers U.S and international, public and private companies.

Independent auditing firm

  • See the Investor Relations segment of the company’s website, or the latest annual report
  • Audit Analytics (coming soon)
  • Mergent Online
    Once you open an individual company's record, the auditor appears in the blue header, just under the address.

Management compensation

  • Nexis Uni
    Use the Hoover's in-depth reports sift through company filings and news reports to cull all public compensation information. Steps: On landing page, click "All Nexis Uni" down arrow near search box; next, next select Company & Financial and Directories, then do your search. In the results list, enter "Hoover's Company Records" in the search within results box.
  • Mergent Online
    Executives tab
  • ThomsonONE/Investext
    Uses IE browser only. Search under Officers & Directors tab.
  • The above resources pick up the current compensation as reported to the SEC. Go here for more background on which forms to see if a., you can't find someone's, or b., you want additional years' info:

Biographical information and news on executives and board members

  • Nexis Uni
    On landing page, click "All Nexis Uni" down arrow near search box; next, next select; next select News, then check Profiles & Biographies, Interviews, and/or Letters & Comments; lastly, enter the personal or company name you'd like to find in search box.
  • You may have to supplement with additional news items from one or more of these sources. Search individual executives' names as keywords to see if they've written anything, or been interviewed in the press:
  • Leadership Library, covers 40,000+ major U.S. and international businesses, news media, law and lobbying firms, nonprofit organizations, and U.S. government entities (federal, state and local). Details include contact information for leadership, boards of directors and key staff details. For top executives, it often includes education and related background info.

Research Help

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Adele Barsh
Economics & Business Librarian

UC San Diego Library

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Dr. 0175R

La Jolla, CA 92093-0175