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Isolation in Globalizing Academic Fields: A Collaborative Autoethnography of Early Career Researchers

Meriam Belkhir, Myriam Brouard, Katja H Brunk, Marlon Dalmoro, Marcia Christina Ferreira, Bernardo Figueiredo, Aimee Dinnin Huff, Daiane Scaraboto, Olivier Sibai, Andrew N Smith

Academy of Management Learning and Education | Academy of Management | Published : 2019


This study examines academic isolation—an involuntary perceived separation from the academic field to which one aspires to belong, associated with a perceived lack of agency in terms of one’s engagement with the field—as a key challenge for researchers in increasingly globalized academic careers. While prior research describes early career researchers’ isolation in their institutions, we theorize early career researchers’ isolation in their academic fields and reveal how they attempt to mitigate isolation to improve their career prospects. Using a collaborative autoethnographic approach, we generate and analyze a dataset focused on the experiences of 10 early career researchers in a globaliz..

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