Sunday, June 25, 2017

Traveling From London Back Home ..."There's No Place Like Home"...

After 6 weeks on the road, in Europe, we headed home.  A good experience for both of us. To see things from Mallory's perspective, check out her blog (click here)...
Heading Out for Heathrow Airport 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

One Final Day of Fun with Mallory in London, England

I caught up with Mallory on Saturday morning (after taking the train in from Birmingham).  We went to an Alice in Wonderland "underground" performance.  Very interesting.
Playing "Flamingo Croquet" in the Alice in Wonderland Bar
Check out our (very brief) video that we made after the Alice in Wonderland performance...

video

After that experience, we went to see "The Book of Mormon"...also a very interesting (but quite different) experience. We finished it off with Thai food for dinner.  An expensive, but fun, day!

Friday, June 23, 2017

"Critical Incident Technique" Workshop at Aston Research Camp, Birmingham, England

The final "working" day of this trip (some would say I didn't really work at all on the trip) was to conduct a workshop on the Critical Incident Technique as part of the 6th Aston Business School Research Camp.  I was honored to be asked by my good friend, Christof Backhaus, to be a part of the event, which also included speakers Rajesh Chandy (London Business School) and Russell Belk (York University).

The workshop included some coding of sample incidents using the Bitner, Booms, and Mohr (1994) coding rules...which I had done as a doctoral research assistant at ASU back in 1990.
CIT Seminar participants.


Thursday, June 22, 2017

"Publishing Scholarly Research" (One-day) Seminar at Aston Business School, Birmingham, England

Today I had another opportunity to spend time with PhD students and new Assistant Professors from around England in giving an abbreviated version of the Publishing seminar.
An eager group with many GREAT questions!
And, at the end of the day, we discussed (and worked on) the final part of the publishing process...celebrating success...my favorite part of the seminar...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Wrap-up of Publishing Seminar in Toulouse, France

We finished the two-day seminar today.  Just before lunch we went outside our meeting room and posed for a picture
The Toulouse Crew!
And, as is generally my practice, I treated the students to a drink after the seminar ended so that we could work on the most important skill...celebrating our (research) accomplishments!!!  Turns out, they really didn't need much practice with developing THIS skill.

Monday, June 19, 2017

"Publishing Scholarly Research" Seminar in Toulouse, France

I was invited by Lars Meyer-Waarden to conduct my publishing seminar at IAE Toulouse School of Management.  Although we were in a very warm classroom (it was about 95 degrees outside), there were about a dozen attendees who asked many good questions!
The next generation of business scholars!

Not sure why I wore black on such a hot day!
After a full day of discussing the publication process, Lars (and the University of Toulouse) treated me to a nice dinner at a restaurant along the Place du Capitole.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

A Weekend of Work in Toulouse, France

After what seems like nonstop teaching, travel, and a conference over the past 5 weeks, I needed the weekend to catch up on things and to get ready for the upcoming (busy) week.  So, once I arrived at my (hot) apartment in Toulouse I spent most of Saturday and Sunday inside (or, on the balcony).  I worked a bit on tweaking the Publishing Scholarly Research seminar, preparing for my upcoming Critical Incident Technique workshop, and working on a research paper.
My luxurious apartment balcony in Toulouse!
The temperature over the weekend climbed into the mid 90s each day, but I did explore Toulouse a bit in the evenings.  Below is the Fountaine de Wilson, about 1/2 mile from my apartment.
Fountaine de Wilson in Toulouse