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



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


Poetic exposition.


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.


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



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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