The APA citation rules are not a perfect fit for many of the resources used in business research. Identifying the precise type of resource as well as the key elements needed for a citation often requires interpretation of both the rules and the resource.
In creating this guide, we've tried to apply the rules consistently, resulting in predictable citations that adhere to a few guiding principles. Others may follow different interpretations of the citation elements, the resource types, or the APA rules.
When in doubt, always consider your audience and prepare your citations in an unambiguous and consistent way that will meet their needs. And if, as is the case with some instructors, they have made those needs known, be sure you follow their specific guidance rather than use this guide as an authority on citation interpretations.