Stakeholder communication and the internet in UK electricity companies

Cooper, Stuart M. (2003). Stakeholder communication and the internet in UK electricity companies. Managerial Auditing Journal, 18 (3), pp. 232-243.


This paper is located within the corporate social reporting and stakeholder management literature. It is concerned with the use of the Internet as a way of communicating with stakeholders and the extent to which this communication is or is not two-way. The evidence from the electricity industry in the UK is that the Internet is used but this use is selective and there is little true dialogue. It appears that the Internet provides an opportunity for greater corporate accountability in the future but whether this potential will be fulfilled is as yet unclear. Further research of a longitudinal nature is required to see how the Internet and more specifically corporate social or stakeholder reporting develops over time.

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Divisions: Aston Business School > Accounting
Aston Business School > Economics finance & entrepreneurship
Aston Business School
Aston Business School > Accounting Research Group
Uncontrolled Keywords: accountability,electricity industry,information management,Internet,stakeholders,Business, Management and Accounting(all),Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management,Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
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Published Date: 2003
Authors: Cooper, Stuart M.

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