No barter

Ray Stuart (Kersbrook, Australia)

Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal

ISSN: 0951-3574

Publication date: 1 December 2005

Abstract

Purpose

To reflect on the process of trade between cultures.

Design/methodology/approach

Fictional poem.

Findings

The poem considers the trading positions of two cultures and the needs of both sides. It suggests a separation of commodities, regular items under contract being treated differently from those produced as unique and more highly valued artefacts.

Originality/value

Promotes reflection on the respective values of the two sides in the negotiation; of their needs and wants, and their economic backgrounds. Provides a unique account of negotiation and settling on price where different cultures meet.

Keywords

Citation

Stuart, R. (2005), "No barter", Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Vol. 18 No. 6, pp. 889-889. https://doi.org/10.1108/09513570510627775

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Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2005, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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