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MGT 239: Topics in Accounting - Financial Statement Analysis: Corporate Governance

Here is the resource page for the comparative financial statement analysis project.

Where can I get information related to corporate governance?

Biographic information and news on executives and board members 

Use "Search by Content Type" dropdown box in Lexis-Nexis Academic, and choose Biographical Information search. Try also under a company's Hoovers Profile ("Search by Content Type" Company Profiles)

For additional info, use  any one or more of these:
Business Insights: Global
Business Source Complete,
Regional Business News, or
Wall Street Journal

Seach individual executives' names as keywords to see if they've written anything, or been interviewed in the press


Management compensation

Use "Search by Content Type" dropdown in Lexis-Nexis Academic and choose Biographical Information, or Hoover’s profiles under "Search by Content Type" Company Profiles.

Mergent Online
Executives 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:


Ownership structure

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Research tab


Independent auditing firm

See the Investor Relations segment of the company’s website, or the latest annual report

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Once you open an individual company's record, the auditor appears in the blue header, just under the address.

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