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Personal perspective: Reflections of the 2011 Academy of Management meeting

Candice D. Matthews (Graduate School of Education and Human Development, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA)

South Asian Journal of Global Business Research

ISSN: 2045-4457

Article publication date: 2 March 2012

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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.

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Citation

Matthews, C.D. (2012), "Personal perspective: Reflections of the 2011 Academy of Management meeting", South Asian Journal of Global Business Research, Vol. 1 No. 1, pp. 28-37. https://doi.org/10.1108/20454451211205932

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2012, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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