Poetry, prose, literature and insights

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Martin-Sardesai, Ann and Daff, Lyn. 2019. "Poetry, prose, literature and insights." Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal. 32 (6), pp. 1858-1859. https://doi.org/10.1108/AAAJ-12-2018-3775
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Poetry, prose, literature and insights

ERA Journal ID19061
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsMartin-Sardesai, Ann (Author) and Daff, Lyn (Author)
Journal TitleAccounting Auditing and Accountability Journal
Journal Citation32 (6), pp. 1858-1859
Number of Pages2
Year2019
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
Sydney
ISSN0951-3574
1368-0668
1758-4205
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1108/AAAJ-12-2018-3775
Web Address (URL)https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/AAAJ-12-2018-3775/full/html
Abstract

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.

Poem about university evaluation exercises

Keywordshigher education; university rankings; accounting research; research assessment
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020350199. Accounting, auditing and accountability not elsewhere classified
Byline AffiliationsCentral Queensland University
School of Commerce
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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