Monday, March 18, 2024

Enlightening Swiss Students on Publishing Their Research

I continued my sabbatical travels by heading south to Fribourg, Switzerland.  Olivier Furrer arranged for me to give a one-day seminar to Swiss PhD students and post-doc scholars at the University of Fribourg.  Our room was a bit cramped, as there were not many rooms available on a Monday.

They were very attentive and asked many good questions.  They discussed issues that likely led to my paper on Service Loyalty being rejected at the Journal of Marketing.

As the seminar concluded, we all practiced our celebration skills as we anticipate future publication success.  (As you can tell from the photo below, we did not have to spend much time in discussing how to celebrate.)

Friday, March 15, 2024

Catching Up with a Good Friend While in Paderborn

I have likely been to more than a dozen universities in Germany over the past decade, and as a result have crossed paths with Christof Backhaus many times.  He took the train from Muenster to Paderborn today just to have a coffee with me.  Our visit was quick, but quite enjoyable.  And, Christof informed me of his upcoming wedding plans!
Christof and Dwayne in  Paderborn

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Confirming Celebration Skills at the Publishing Seminar in Paderborn

One aspect of the publication process that we discussed was celebrating key milestones in the process.  Obviously we should celebrate when our manuscripts are published, but we also discussed celebrating "revise and resubmit" invitations (and thus NOT receiving rejections).  I did not have to repeat the lecture points here...apparently many of them have been perfecting their celebration skills for years!

Michelle Mertens and the rest of the participants demonstrate their celebration skills!

Monday, March 11, 2024

Discussing Scholarly Research in Paderborn, Germany

Lena Steinhoff invited me to return to Paderborn, Germany, to conduct my "Publishing Scholarly Research" seminar.  (I had previously been to Paderborn in 2007 and 2015.)  We had 10 participants (3 from Paderborn, the rest from Germany and Austria) attend four day-long sessions as we discussed various topics related to publishing academic articles.  

Participants in the 2024 version of the "Publishing Scholarly Research" seminar.