Asia Pacific Media Educator


Nair, Basskaran (2003)
Investor Relations (Book 1 of From Main Street to Cyber Street: Changes in the Practice of Communication series)
Eastern Universities Press, Singapore,
106pp, ISBN 981 210 224 8

Reviewed by Kate Fitch

In theory, the Internet could help improve communication between corporations and investors and offer better opportunities for transparent and open governance. In practice, however, the case for the Internet enabling comprehensive disclosure and an ongoing dialogue with stakeholders is not so clear. The unprecedented levels of information now available on the Internet make it difficult for an organisation to ‘manage’ information about itself, and its online texts compete with those of independent analysts, financial journalists, disgruntled shareholders and activists.