Online from: 1988
Subject Area: Accounting and Finance
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|Title:||She pays her bills, mate|
|Author(s):||Ray Tyndale, (Semaphore, Australia)|
|Citation:||Ray Tyndale, (2011) "She pays her bills, mate", Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Vol. 24 Iss: 7, pp.938 - 938|
|Keywords:||Business, Money, Respect, Role conflict, Sexual discrimination, Symbolism, Women|
|DOI:||10.1108/09513571111161675 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – This poem aims to offer a concise representation of practised gender bias, in favour of the male, in business dealings, and to challenge that behaviour.
Design/methodology/approach – The poem takes a fictional form.
Findings – The poem emphasises the value of money as a symbol of power capable of overriding assumptions about the relative dominance of the male in business negotiations, together with assertive behaviour on the part of the female.
Research limitations/implications – The poem underlines and challenges the tendency of some men to assume that women have only limited control over wealth in the world of commerce.
Originality/value – The brief poem, rendered as an account in the first-person point-of-view, presents an encounter in which a chauvinistic environment must adjust to the reality that women necessarily perform an important financial role.
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