The 3Ps of Publishing Your Research: Processes, Practices and Politics

Guest Speaker:
Professor Grant Michelson (BCom (Cant), MCom (Cant & Otago), PhD (Syd) Faculty of Business & Economics, Macquarie University, Sydney)
Professor Teck Eng (Henley Business School, University of Reading Malaysia and Centre for Global Business Enterprise & Cloud Analytics)
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Date & Time:
Tue, 24. April 2018, 15:00 h - 16:00 h
N3.24, University of Reading Malaysia - EduCity@Iskandar​


Across all disciplinary areas, doing research and then publishing it is often surrounded by mystique and mystery. Publishing is often regarded as a ‘black box’ where there appears to be much uncertainty and confusion about how to proceed. Consequently, new researchers often wonder how the publishing process actually works while even very experienced researchers find their work also gets rejected from international journals. In both cases, we find many scholars begin to doubt their ability and argue that it is simply ‘too hard’. In this presentation, the author seeks to reveal some of the ‘black box’ elements in publishing including the processes and practices. Importantly, some of the politics of the publishing game are also highlighted. The purpose is to provide additional tools for scholars to develop and succeed in their publication strategies.



Professor Grant Michelson is Head/Chair of the Department of Marketing and Management at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He has previously served as Associate Dean of Research and Higher Degrees in the Faculty of Business and Law at ECU in Perth, and was formerly Professor and Director of Research at Audencia Nantes School of Management – one of France’s leading grandes écoles. Since 2009, he has served on the research advisory board of EADA Business School in Barcelona. Prior to moving to France he worked for 12 years at the University of Sydney. He has also held a range of visiting positions including the Copenhagen Business School, and Texas A&M University. Prior to gaining his educational qualifications, he began his career in the meat export industry in New Zealand (audit and procurement related functions) before working in local government. Grant has an academic background in employment relations, business ethics and organisational behaviour. His research has appeared in about 40 international and national journals. He has also contributed many book chapters in well-regarded publications including Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press and Sage, as well as being an author/editor of three research books. His latest book is Just Work: Narratives of Employment in the 21st Century. London: Palgrave Macmillan. For more details, view Grant’s profile on ResearchGate and Google Scholar.

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