A question of economics

B.N. Oakman (Bendigo, Australia)

Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal

ISSN: 0951-3574

Publication date: 8 May 2009

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to reflect on unconsidered ethical implications of an allegedly strictly commercial decision.

Design/methodology/approach

Fictional poem.

Findings

Meditation on how we may ignore an ethical issue if profit is enhanced by so doing.

Research limitations/implications

Stimulate thought on the implications of unconstrained profit maximisation.

Originality/value

An individual comment and a questioning of deception as a tool of profit maximisation.

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Citation

Oakman, B. (2009), "A question of economics", Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Vol. 22 No. 4, pp. 662-662. https://doi.org/10.1108/09513570910955470

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Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2009, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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