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A day in a stable

A day in a stable Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to convey the importance of scheduling dedicated research days. Design/methodology/approach – The paper takes the form of a poetic exposition. Findings – This paper highlights the necessity for reflective research days in suitably creative off-campus locations. Research limitations/implications – The paper emphasises the importance of research to academics and the need to allocate dedicated time in a school’s curriculum. Originality/value – The paper is a reflective piece written during a research day inspired by the proceedings. Keywords Research, Reflection Paper type Viewpoint A day in the stable A leafless and cold town, ice, light from the sun competing with mist, awakening Chatting, laughing, journey well spent, research accounting high, students and staff alike Earth salt, grasping coffee, intent determined, boots heavy, shirts checked, utes laden Stables used for different purpose now, stone of sand, soft and warm, wooden floor hewn Academics revelling in the form, comparisons to be made, beginnings old and steeped Venue bleak, history affects the tone, neighing, stamping, troughing full of merit Mares, fillies and stallions with passion and ferocity, field work hard done till dusk Leading to bridle removed, hay ruffled, gleaming sheen with rest, seeking serenity On metal horse though, lanes traversed, a different stable awaits, familiar not better Comparisons to be made, beginnings old and steeped, returning to earth salt Labour of different breed, fieldwork hard done, sleep comes the same. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal p. 814 q Emerald Group Publishing Limited To purchase reprints of this article please e-mail: reprints@emeraldinsight.com 0951-3574 Or visit our web site for further details: www.emeraldinsight.com/reprints DOI 10.1108/09513571111155555 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal Emerald Publishing

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Emerald Publishing
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0951-3574
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10.1108/09513571111155555
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to convey the importance of scheduling dedicated research days. Design/methodology/approach – The paper takes the form of a poetic exposition. Findings – This paper highlights the necessity for reflective research days in suitably creative off-campus locations. Research limitations/implications – The paper emphasises the importance of research to academics and the need to allocate dedicated time in a school’s curriculum. Originality/value – The paper is a reflective piece written during a research day inspired by the proceedings. Keywords Research, Reflection Paper type Viewpoint A day in the stable A leafless and cold town, ice, light from the sun competing with mist, awakening Chatting, laughing, journey well spent, research accounting high, students and staff alike Earth salt, grasping coffee, intent determined, boots heavy, shirts checked, utes laden Stables used for different purpose now, stone of sand, soft and warm, wooden floor hewn Academics revelling in the form, comparisons to be made, beginnings old and steeped Venue bleak, history affects the tone, neighing, stamping, troughing full of merit Mares, fillies and stallions with passion and ferocity, field work hard done till dusk Leading to bridle removed, hay ruffled, gleaming sheen with rest, seeking serenity On metal horse though, lanes traversed, a different stable awaits, familiar not better Comparisons to be made, beginnings old and steeped, returning to earth salt Labour of different breed, fieldwork hard done, sleep comes the same. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal p. 814 q Emerald Group Publishing Limited To purchase reprints of this article please e-mail: reprints@emeraldinsight.com 0951-3574 Or visit our web site for further details: www.emeraldinsight.com/reprints DOI 10.1108/09513571111155555

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Accounting, Auditing & Accountability JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 2, 2011

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