This invaluable source book offers guidance, support and advice for those contemplating or involved in academic careers. The contributions provide rich, personal, sometimes poignant and often humorous accounts of shared and unique experiences of those in the world of academia.

Becoming a Journal Editor

Becoming a journal editor
Janice M.Beyer

I was working at home when the phone call came. It was Bob Duncan, and he began his conversation with what seemed like a rather extended set of remarks about duty to the field and to our colleagues. I didn't listen very carefully because my mind was racing. Why was he calling? What was he leading up to? Then I thought I knew—he wanted to ask me to run for the Board of Governors of the Academy. But why the big windup? It couldn't be that much work. Then he said words I was not expecting—editor of the Academy of Management Journal. I was astounded. Me? I don't think I asked him any questions. In the end ...

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