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Data integrity and the Internet: implications for management

Richard G. Mathieu (Assistant Professor in the Department of Production and Decision Sciences, Cameron School of Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA)
Robert L. Woodard (Assistant Professor in the Department of Production and Decision Sciences, Cameron School of Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA)

Internet Research

ISSN: 1066-2243

Article publication date: 1 March 1996

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Abstract

The Internet is increasingly used by management professionals to support information gathering and research activities. However, the different sources of information on the Internet (i.e. electronic journals, online databases, messages posted to groups of readers, and e‐mail) must be carefully utilized by the prudent manager. In particular, examines three issues surrounding the use and citation of information received via the Internet. The first issue addresses problems surrounding the accuracy and recency of information obtained on the Internet. The second issue focusses on properly categorizing the type of information received. The last issue examines how to reference properly information obtained from the Internet that is used in academic and industrial research. Concludes with a section on ethical issues related to electronic media.

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Mathieu, R.G. and Woodard, R.L. (1996), "Data integrity and the Internet: implications for management", Internet Research, Vol. 6 No. 1, pp. 92-96. https://doi.org/10.1108/10662249610123737

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MCB UP Ltd

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