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Session Type: PDW Workshop
Program Session: 78 | Submission: 13691 | Sponsor(s): (CMS)
Scheduled: Friday, Aug 4 2017 10:15AM - 11:45AM at Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Marquis M202
At the Interface of Research and Art: Exploring Critical and Creative Ways of Reporting Research
Critical Creative Reporting
TeachingTheme: At the InterfaceResearch

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Participant: Lakshmi Balachandran Nair, Utrecht U.
Coordinator: Pauline Fatien, Pontificia U. Javeriana
Participant: Réka Anna Lassu, U. of Central Florida
Participant: Dima Louis, American U. of Beirut
When reporting their studies, management researchers traditionally use structured verbal, written, and tabular means, which primarily target cognitive abilities. This workshop invites participants to contemplate and experiment with alternative ways of reporting research as a way to facilitate broader, more participatory and emancipatory engagement. Specifically, we discuss the use of creative mediums in reporting. Ranging from visual (e.g., collage, painting) to performing (e.g., film, music) to literary arts (e.g., poetry, narrative), these mediums build on the expressive qualities of form to convey meaning where information is displayed in an evocative, disruptive, yet informative way. Thus, by triggering unconventional, critical, and multi-sensory experiences, creative mediums act as visual, aural, kinaesthetic, and tactile aids, helping the audience to perceive, conceptualize, and personally relate to the research. Starting with a short improvisation activity as an icebreaker, this PDW offers examples of disruptive, creative ways of reporting research, discusses the rationale for constructing such an interface between research and creative mediums, explicates how this fits in with CMS, and finally, through a hands-on Pecha Kucha activity, invites the audience to experiment by creatively reporting their own research. By the end of the workshop, participants have a basic tool- kit of creative mediums, which can be added on to, adopted, or adapted to suit various reporting requirements. By building bridges between creative mediums and research, we simultaneously embrace the CMS ethos to challenge assumptions and the status-quo as well as address the 2017 AOM theme “At the interface”.
Pre-registration is required for this session. To register online, please visit The deadline to register online is August 5, 2017.
Search Terms: Creativity | Innovation | Art
KEY TO SYMBOLS Teaching-oriented Teaching-oriented   Practice-oriented Practice-oriented   International-oriented International-oriented   Theme-oriented Theme-oriented   Research-oriented Research-oriented   Teaching-oriented Diversity-oriented
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