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MACC 5P61: Corporate Governance

A brief guide to researching corporate governance issues.

Academic Integrity & Plagiarism

Brock University's Academic Integrity Policy provides clear expectations for the ethical use of sources and examples of inappropriate academic behaviour related to essays, assignments, and major research papers include: "Using direct quotations or large sections of paraphrased material without acknowledgment" (See Appendix Two of the policy for a complete list).

How to Avoid Plagiarism

Some students might be confused about when to quote, when to paraphrase, and how to avoid plagiarism. The following sources may provide additional insight into the difference between summarizing, paraphrasing, quoting and plagiarism, so that you can give appropriate credit for the sources that you rely on in your academic work.

Writing Guides

American Accounting Association Style

The following resources provide assistance in citing sources according to the American Accounting Association's style guide, which is based on the Chicago Manual of Style. 

It may be helpful to scan recent issues of journals published by the AAA such as: The Accounting Review or Accounting Horizons to see examples of different types of citations.

EndNote Basic / EndNote Online

EndNote Basic is a free, online reference manager. You can export references from many of our Library Databases into EndNote including: Web of Science, ABI/Inform, and Business Source Complete.