E‐mail infatuation

Lee Parker (School of Commerce, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia)

Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal

ISSN: 0951-3574

Publication date: 8 May 2009

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present a satirical critique on the dominant role of e‐mail communications in business and professional life.

Design/methodology/approach

Poetic exposition.

Findings

Takes the reader through a declining list of positive e‐mail attributes which metamorphose into increasingly dysfunctional attributes and personally stressful experiences. Highlights the addictive appeal and tensions in e‐mail usage.

Research limitations/implications

Raising awareness and pointing to issues regarding the commonly experienced advantages and disadvantages of the electronic business age.

Originality/value

Opens up the dysfunctional personal and working consequences of e‐mail communications in the world of work.

Keywords

Citation

Parker, L. (2009), "E‐mail infatuation", Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Vol. 22 No. 4, pp. 663-664. https://doi.org/10.1108/09513570910955489

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Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2009, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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