Beyond an island experience: towards an archipelago of collaborative learning

Doherty, Daniel (2016) Beyond an island experience: towards an archipelago of collaborative learning. In: Empowering the Intangible: Art of Management & Organization Conference 2016, Conference Proceedings. Ward, Jenna and Linstead, Stephen, eds. University of York, York, pp. 116-127. ISBN 9780901931191. [Book Section]

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This paper constitutes an autoethnographic account of one’s delegate’s inner process post participation in the September 2016 Art of Management and Organisation Conference (AoMO) in Bled, Slovenia. This account troubles issues concerning the persistence of learning and social connection post the ‘island’ experience of a conference itself. It charts the ‘call and response’ patterns of written exchange between the autoethnographer and his respondents, relating the effects of this reflexive ‘call and response’ on both parties sense of self and sense of professional direction. The paper suggests that through this written exchange the conference experience ceases to be a nostalgia infused island and instead becomes a generative archipelago that clusters learning and propulsive action towards itself.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Conference: - Empowering the Intangible: Exploring, Feeling and Expressing Through the Arts, 8th Art of Management & Organization Conference, IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia, 1-4 September 2016
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations
Item ID: 21519
Notes on copyright: Published paper reprinted in this Repository ( with permission of the Art of Management & Organization
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Depositing User: Dr Daniel Doherty
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2017 16:51
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 21:22

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