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With all due respect to the board

James Prescott (Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand)

Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal

ISSN: 0951-3574

Article publication date: 1 August 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to offer a reflection on what evidence might be persuasive, powerful, and influential in decision making.

Design/methodology/approach

Fictional poem.

Findings

Meditation on the way that we decide what to do, account for it, be responsible for it to others, and be accountable to them.

Research limitations/implications

Stimulates thought about how organisations construct an agreed set of terms and language for measuring progress and organising accountability.

Originality/value

An individual comment on assessing what language is appropriate for building organisations.

Keywords

Citation

Prescott, J. (2008), "With all due respect to the board", Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Vol. 21 No. 6, pp. 877-878. https://doi.org/10.1108/09513570810893281

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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