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The Publishing Process: The Struggle for Meaning

The Publishing Process: The Struggle for Meaning

The publishing process: The struggle for meaning
Susan J.Ashford

For 10 years before I entered the field of organizational behavior, I played with clay. Happily pinching, pulling, centering, sculpting, and glazing, I learned and joyfully engaged in the creative demands of the ceramist's craft. When I was 15, my dad lost his job and had little hope of getting another. My five siblings and I were left with an uncertain financial future, questionable opportunities for college careers, and a feeling of fear in the pits of our stomachs that has never quite gone away. For me, publishing in the organizational sciences has always been a mixture of these two realities: the creative and the pragmatic, the expressive and the instrumental, ...

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