Hong Kong Corpus of Corporate Governance Reports (HKCCGR)

Welcome to the HKCCGR developed by the Research Centre for Professional Communication in English of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

The one-million word HKCCGR consists of the corporate governance reports of 217 companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. These companies were carefully chosen to reflect the weighting of the four main sectors listed on the exchange (i.e. finance, utilities, property, and commercial and industrial). The moves which comprise the corporate governance reports were identified and 25 sub-corpora were compiled based on each move.

There are currently 1,034,673 words in the HKCCGR.

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The default setting displays up to 40 instances. You can click on the link at the top of the page to see all the instances in the HKCCGR.


Please cite this corpus with following information:

  Warren, M. (2017). Corpus-driven investigation of corporate governance reports. In E Friginal (Ed.). Studies in corpus-based sociolinguistics (pp. 275292). New York, NY: Routledge. doi: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/71191  



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The compilation of the HKCCGR was substantially supported by a grant from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Project No. PolyU 5440/13H)