A question of economics

B.N. Oakman (Bendigo, Australia)

Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal

ISSN: 0951-3574

Publication date: 8 May 2009



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


Fictional poem.


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.


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



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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