Poetry, prose, literature and insights

Martin-Sardesai, Ann and Daff, Lyn ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8977-3872 (2019) Poetry, prose, literature and insights. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 32 (6). pp. 1858-1859. ISSN 1368-0668

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The text in this paper is written in the form of a poem. The purpose of this paper is to draw attention to the destruction of value and passion of research by presenting the elements that are ruining this passion. The inspiration of this was Parker and Guthrie’s (2019) comment that accounting research suffered when science dominated universities privileged the science and medicine focussed impact factors, when most of the accounting journals were not even included in the rankings.

The poem is written in free verse, which mimics the nuances and cadences of spoken English. Frequent media coverage of university rankings and outcomes of research assessment exercises and the close monitoring of academic research grants and publications have become fashionable clichés. The poem is an outcome of careful collection and coordination of different research papers that have highlighted the impact of research assessment exercises. The ideas shared in the poem ring so true to the hearts of the authors who are accounting scholars themselves.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
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Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce (1 Jul 2013 - 17 Jan 2021)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce (1 Jul 2013 - 17 Jan 2021)
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2020 05:40
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2020 05:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: higher education; university rankings; accounting research; research assessment
Fields of Research (2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability > 150199 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3501 Accounting, auditing and accountability > 350199 Accounting, auditing and accountability not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939903 Equity and Access to Education
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/AAAJ-12-2018-3775
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37674

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