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Personal perspective Reflections of the 2011 Academy of Management meeting

Personal perspective Reflections of the 2011 Academy of Management meeting Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to share a personal perspective on the 2011 Academy of Management meeting held in San Antonio, Texas. It explores the author's experience of the conference theme of “West meets East: Enlightening, Balancing and Transcending” as well as providing a doctoral student's overall reflections of a major conference. Design/methodology/approach – The paper uses a constructivist perspective in order to reflect upon conference experiences. Observations and the gathering of conference materials helped inform the approach. Findings – This paper argued that the Academy of Management Annual meeting is likely to have a lasting impact on the author. The author was inspired to continue to discover how to become an engaged scholar and practitioner, as well as broadening her understanding of East‐West management practices and cultures. Originality/value – This paper has value as it presents a personal perspective of a first‐year doctoral student attending her first large, international conference. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png South Asian Journal of Global Business Research Emerald Publishing

Personal perspective Reflections of the 2011 Academy of Management meeting

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
2045-4457
DOI
10.1108/20454451211205932
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to share a personal perspective on the 2011 Academy of Management meeting held in San Antonio, Texas. It explores the author's experience of the conference theme of “West meets East: Enlightening, Balancing and Transcending” as well as providing a doctoral student's overall reflections of a major conference. Design/methodology/approach – The paper uses a constructivist perspective in order to reflect upon conference experiences. Observations and the gathering of conference materials helped inform the approach. Findings – This paper argued that the Academy of Management Annual meeting is likely to have a lasting impact on the author. The author was inspired to continue to discover how to become an engaged scholar and practitioner, as well as broadening her understanding of East‐West management practices and cultures. Originality/value – This paper has value as it presents a personal perspective of a first‐year doctoral student attending her first large, international conference.

Journal

South Asian Journal of Global Business ResearchEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 2, 2012

Keywords: South Asia; Conferences; Attendance; Academy of Management; Constructivist; Reflection; West

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