Jean O’Grady, JD, MLS

Business & FinanceThat is the query that we (myself, Roger Mayer of NC State and Jing Zhao at Portland State) not too long ago studied in a paper that’s forthcoming within the finance journal: Monetary Management. Two years in the past, I stopped going to conferences at all until I was being paid to talk or required to attend. Once I did go, I discovered good folks, but additionally, tiresome trappings: large rooms, unhealthy lighting, deadening panel discussions, an limitless stream of honorifics squeezing the clock. I stopped feeling inspired and energized by them. I found methods to make the journeys meaningful-normally by staying with treasured colleagues and all of us agreeing to play hooky and do some real work together. I felt annoyed that I couldn’t simply go with them on a trip to be taught collectively. The tax we needed to pay to take action was to attend a convention. … Read More