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MGT 300: Management Theory and Practice: APA Citation Style

This course guide is to assist those students taking Management Theory and Practice (300). [Originally created by Marty Branch, Business Librarian]

Writing Center

Be sure to use the Center for Academic Excellence's Writing Lab at South Alabama. They have great tips on writing your company analysis paper. They are located in the Marx Library, 2nd floor. Check out their website for their hours. You can schedule an appointment from their website.

Style Manuals

We have print copies of the Seventh Edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (sometimes referred to as The APA Manual) in the MCOB Reference Section. The call number is BF 76.7 .P83 2020.

Word 2010

Microsoft Word 2016 - look under the 'references' tab at the top of the screen.  Choose "APA" from the drop-down menu next to "style".  Next, choose on "Insert Citation" and "Add New Source".  Choose your format and then select "Show All Bibliography Fields" and enter required information for the resource you are using. 

Citing an Annual Report

Citing an Annual Report from a company's website should follow the following format in APA Style:

Name of company. (Year published). Title of the annual report. URL of website.

Ex:  Barnes & Noble. (2015). Barnes & Noble 2015 Annual Report.

Citing a Form 10-K

10-K in-text citation example:

Noted within the latest 10-K for the corporation (General Motor Corporation. 2008, February 28th):

"if U.S. vehicle sales do not meet our expectations, we may choose to reduce our production further . . .we anticipate that this will have a negative impact on our revenues and profits" (Item 1A.  Risk Factors, Economy and Industry Conditions, paragraph 1).


10-K cited in list of References will be in this format:

Official name of company as listed on Form 10-K including inc or corp. (Year of publication). Name of Form-10K including Fiscal Year End Date. URL for document., Inc. (2020). Form 10-K 2019.