Why academics attend conferences: an extended career self-management framework

Sanders, K., Kraimer, M., Greco, L., Morgeson, F., Budhwar, P., Sun, J.-M., Shipton, H. ORCID: 0000-0003-4006-7923 and Sang, X., 2020. Why academics attend conferences: an extended career self-management framework. Human Resource Management Review: 100793. ISSN 1053-4822

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Abstract

Academics, like many other professionals, such as accountants, lawyers, and medical doctors, are primarily responsible for their own ongoing professional development. One of the ways academics are expected to pursue their professional development is by attending conferences structured around their professional associations. However, professional development is a broad construct and we lack a framework for understanding the numerous, specific motivations and goals related to why professionals choose to attend these conferences. To address this issue, we extend ​King's (2004)​ career self-management framework in three ways: a) we apply and extend the positioning behaviors of King’'s model for the situation of academics, b) extend the antecedents of these positioning behaviors from a single to a multi-level framework (including individual, university, and national level antecedents), and c) discuss cross-level effects of these antecedents. Implications and guidance for HR practitioners and future research are also discussed.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Human Resource Management Review
Creators: Sanders, K., Kraimer, M., Greco, L., Morgeson, F., Budhwar, P., Sun, J.-M., Shipton, H. and Sang, X.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: 30 November 2020
ISSN: 1053-4822
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1016/j.hrmr.2020.100793DOI
S1053482220300668Publisher Item Identifier
1388790Other
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 11 Jan 2021 09:44
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 15:08
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/41991

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