Management and accounting: useful websites

This page lists useful, free internet resources for management and accounting. See Databases for management and accounting for a list of key online sources purchased by the University to help you find information in this subject.

Key sites

  • Biz/ed
    Biz/ed is a dedicated business information gateway. It has a wide-ranging and regularly updated Internet catalogue, which contains over two thousand resources, all selected and described by subject experts

  • Business Information Sources
    A gateway maintained by Karen Blakeman at RBA Information Services. It is a selective and searchable guide to business information on the Internet with a European bias.

Guides and tutorials

  • Internet for business and management
    One of a series of tutorials written for the Intute Virtual Training Suite. This tutorial aims to improve Internet information skills, knowledge of key Internet sites, Internet search skills and critical thinking skills. The 'see the sights' section provides a useful listing of sites relevant to management. Another tutorial is available for Economics.

  • Evaluating websites: a guide
    Hints on assessing the reliability of information you find on the Internet.

  • The web
    A brief guide to finding information which includes links to the main search engines.

General management-related sites

  • Accounting web
    This is aimed a accountancy professionals, but is valuable for the academic community. News items are updated daily and there is an archive. Access is free of charge, but you need to register to use the site.

  • is a directory and search engine that focuses exclusively on business resources. The site includes company and industry profiles, business news as well as links to business-orientated web sites.

  • The British Library Business collections
    The British Library has an extensive collection of Business materials, as well as British Library Industry Guides for different business sectors, each with a range of links.

  • GlobalEDGE
    GlobalEDGE is a global business web portal created by the Centre for International Business Education and Research at Michigan State University. The site includes a collection of links to research materials, news, periodicals and trade information. It also offers a wealth of information on more than 180 countries including outlines of their political structure, economic climate, history and statistical data.

  • Management and Business Studies Portal
    This is a subject portal provided by the British Library. It aims to help you find and use high quality management research publications quickly and easily. It has research reports, summaries, briefings, working papers, conference papers and articles. You will need to register to access some of the features.

Company information

  • Annual
    A free service offering company annual reports on-line. It covers publically traded companies in the US.

  • Hoovers
    The Hoovers site offers access to company information, news and share prices. This US based site contains details on over 65,000 companies worldwide with varying levels of detail. Some information is only available to subscribers.

  • Northcote
    This online research tool links you to listed company information, including Financial Reports, Webcasts and Press Releases. Access is free of charge, but you need to register to use the site.

  • Companies House website
    Companies House provides free basic company details about UK registered companies. The web site can be used to track down companies that have changed their names several times. The site also includes information about the activities and strategic direction of Companies House.

    The EDGAR database gives free access to the documents filed by US companies with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), filings date back to 1993. Information available is similar to that filed at Companies House.

Country information

  • CIA World Factbook
    A useful site prepared by the CIA, which gives basic economic and political information about countries around the world.

  • US Department of State
    This American government site offers information on commercial and economic affairs, overseas opportunities and links to other sites. Particularly useful are the Background Notes which include detailed information on countries, including country's history, political conditions, economy and relations with other country.

Market research information

Market research reports are a valuable source of information about different markets sectors. Generally research reports are very expensive and the Internet provides limited access to such information. The following resources provide a good starting point:

  • Key Note Market Information Centre
    Keynote is a supplier of market research reports covering a wide range of consumer, business and industry sectors. Freely available are the executive summaries and contents pages of the reports.

  • Market Research World
    Various industry information including articles written by industry professionals (including market research in general, qualitative research, quantitative research, survey methods, statistics and various others), career and job related information, book lists, up-to-date news etc.

Organisations and institutions

Please note: our site descriptions are based on information available on the site described at the time it was evaluated.

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