CYGNA meet-up at AoM 2023 in Boston
Report and pictures by members of the CYGNA network at the AoM 2023 conference
With the 2024 AoM deadline just passed it seems like an opportune time to share this belated write-up of the wonderful face-to-face connections we made within the CYGNA network at the Academy of Management meeting in Boston. Let's hope we can have an equally nice meet-up in Chicago in 2024.
Over 20 Swans attended the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Boston. AOM is not an easy conference at which to organise a meet-up, because Swans belong to and attend different division activities at different hotels around the city.
However, we still managed to have an active WhatsApp group that allowed us to keep in touch, and thanks to the persistence of Tatiana Andreeva, we finally found a slot to meet and have dinner together.
Smaller groups of CYGNAs joined forces in attending conference socials and receptions of different divisions – for example, those organized by the Human Resources, Organisational Behaviour, Entrepreneurship and International Management divisions.
Aneeqa Suhail, Deirdre Anderson, Tania Biswas and Ciara O’Higgins at the CYGNA dinner
Ciara O’Higgins, Jelena Cerar and Tatiana Andreeva at the IM Division Reception
Also noteworthy is that a number of CYGNA members were recognised for Best Reviewer, here are those from the International Management (IM) Division.
Tania Biswas, Cordula Barzantny, Ciara O’Higgins and Rany Salvoldi
Finally, our very own Swan Rany Salvoldi was nominated for the IM Division CEIBS Best Paper Award, with her paper What’s in it for the Worker? Nonmobile Global Work, Structural Conditions, and Paradoxical Thinking.
How was the initiative received
The wordcloud of the answers provided speaks volumes, as do selected comments.
I knew I wasn’t alone, which was helpful at such a large, overwhelming conference .
Establish more personal relationships with colleagues is very nice through our Cygna events and then to meet at various conferences is a plus!
I was part of a community and not just a lonely junior scholar
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Ciara O’Higgins is a lecturer in strategy and international business at Deusto Business School in the Basque Country, Spain. Her (qualitative) research focusses on the international professional service firms (PSFs) and in particular the role of knowledge in their internationalisation. Prior to working at the University of Deusto, she worked for close to 20 years in international business, promoting the internationalisation of firms (in particular service and tech-based firms) and collaborating in international and economic development projects with multilateral funding (EuropeAid, InterAmerican Development Bank etc.). Having lived and worked in a number of countries, she is curious about all things multicultural and multilingual and seeks to continue applying and expanding her experience in this field to a variety of academic, social and corporate projects.