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JSCM Asia-Pacific Webinar on "Conducting research with vulnerable individuals": Join us for a discussion of method issues relevant to vulnerable populations

  • 1.  JSCM Asia-Pacific Webinar on "Conducting research with vulnerable individuals": Join us for a discussion of method issues relevant to vulnerable populations

    Posted 21 days ago
    The Journal of Supply Chain Management team for Asia Pacific, is hosting host a webinar on: "Conducting research involving vulnerable persons: how context, sensitivities, identity, and informant voice should inform your methodology". If you are interested in doing qualitative or quantitative research that involves non-managers (e.g. workers and communities) then please join us for a discussion of methodology issues you should consider!
    7th of September at 10am AEST (or 6th September, 8pm EST/5pm PST) 

    Summary: Research involving persons that are vulnerable – for example exploited, migrant, or undocumented workers; and/or groups marginalized because of caste, class, ethnicity, gender, indigeneity, and race – is not often found in the operations and supply chain management domain. Such workers and/or groups, however, frequently intersect with supply chains and contribute significantly to labor, and occasionally possess business ownership in supply chains. As such, vulnerability should be considered in our research designs, and appropriately factored into research problems that involve workers in OM/SCM. Vulnerability should inform how we design our research, which informants we speak to, how we speak with them, and how we understand our data. For example, workers' marginalization affects what they reveal to us. In this session, three scholars will discuss their experiences with research involving workers that are vulnerable for different reasons, and what this means for the research process. We will also discuss some of the complexities around vulnerability and how this may affect publishing in management journals.

    Panelists: Marie Segrave (Monash U), Hari Bapuji (Melbourne U), Ajnesh Prasad (Royal Roads)
    Moderated by: Dayna Simpson (Monash U), Vikram Bhakoo (Melbourne U)


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    Dayna Simpson
    Associate Professor
    Monash University
    Caulfield VIC
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