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Academy of Management Conference Upcoming Live-Blogging

2010 August 3

AOM 2010 Conference Coverage
Pre-Conference 1 | Pre-Conference 2 | Planned Schedule
Monday Live-Blog | Post-Conference

There’s been a noticeable lack of posts in the last two weeks, and there are a few reasons for that.

First of all, it’s the summer, and that means academics (like me) are all out traveling.  I’ve been away on various business and personal trips for the last month or so, which makes it a little hard to prepare blog posts.

Second, and more importantly, the Academy of Management [AOM] 2010 conference is coming up in a week!  This is the largest and arguably most important conference to management scholars, where the latest in academic management research is presented.  This year, I am participating in three major presentations: 1) a professional development workshop teaching attendees about social media and its potential, 2) a panel discussion with several prominent management folks discussing best practices and challenges associated with deploying and handling social media in actual organizations, and 3) a caucus where Gordon Schmidt and I will be discussing social media in a much more open format with anyone who happens to stop by.

I am also the technology czar for the Organizational Behavior division of AOM, which means I have service responsibilities while I’m there too.  So if you happen to be attending any official OB division AOM events, look for the people in executive committee dress (which I believe will be blue polo shirts this year!) and say hello!  I will most likely be the man behind the camera.

As I did during SIOP 2010, I plan to live-blog my experiences and the presentations that I attend.  I’ll also be posting a tentative schedule in the next couple of days so that readers will know roughly what to expect.  The conference is in Montreal.  Because I don’t have an international phone plan, that unfortunately means that I will be tethered to wireless Internet access points.  As a result, live-blogging may not be possible – for now, we’ll just hope.

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  1. August 3, 2010

    Sounds good. I look forward to following your commentary from afar.

  2. Fabrice Gabarrot permalink
    August 6, 2010

    Hi,

    Just to say, I attended to the workshop on social media, and it was really interesting. I personaly use Facebook, Twitter and a personal blog to ‘discuss’ of professional topics. Before this all web 2.0 social networking tools, I was a regular user and contributor of a (french-speaking) social psychology forum. I really think social networking tools can provide the academic with a great way to share, discuss, promote, etc., research in his or her field, and may overcome the biases of the traditional publishing system in science (for instance, by providing a researcher the opportunity to review a paper that he or she would have liked to review, or to publish controversial thought, comments, ideas or research, without the fear of being rejected, or worse, to end his or her career prematurely). So I really enjoyed your presentation. I hope I’ll have the opportunity to attend at least the caucus, and discuss with you of some related topics.

    Cheers,
    F.

  3. August 6, 2010

    I’m glad you enjoyed it! It was really intended to be a beginner’s introduction, so I am glad you still got something out of it. We’ll be going in much more depth at the panel and caucus, so I hope that will be even better!

    The power to publish anonymously though is a double-edged sword – greater freedom, but less accountability. I’m not convinced either way whether it’s really a good idea.

  4. Nicole permalink
    August 6, 2010

    I recently did research for my employer regarding social media! I think we are considering creating an official policy for employees regulating what they should/can say on social media websites. It also might be more of a suggestion, than a real policy. I’m not sure.

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