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Conference Paper

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Accepted Version.

Kempster, S., Stewart, J., & Parry, K. (2008). Exploring co-produced autoethnography. Paper presented at the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management 22nd ANZAM conference 2008: Managing in the Pacific century, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

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2008 HERDC submission. FoR Code: 1503

© Copyright Stephen Kempster, James Stewart & Ken Parry, 2008


The paper explores co-produced autoethnography in the development of situated leadership practice of a Chief Operating Officer (COO). The argument for using an autoethnographic approach is in response to accepted problems of researching the development of leadership practice. The approach of a co-produced narrative is outlined and illustrated with two empirical accounts. The paper makes a contribution to understanding the usefulness of autoethnographic research and its justification as a suitable method for social scientists to use alongside more traditional approaches.



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