A collaborative autoethnographic journey of collective storying: Transitioning between the ‘I’, the ‘We’ and the ‘They’

Suzette Dyer, Fiona Hurd, Amy Kenworthy, Peggy Hedges, Tony Wall*, Shankar Shankaran, David Raymond Jones

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The story we share here is about lessons learned during a three-year, collaborative autoethnographic journey beginning in January 2020. Our story is one of conducting a meaningful inquiry into our shared lived experience amid the changes brought about by COVID-19 lockdowns. Our insights speak to how we collaboratively reflected and researched across institutions, countries, disciplines, and career stages. More importantly, in making our process explicit, we highlight the way storying was experienced within our collective space. In doing so, we explore insights about how stories are adapted and transformed through a process of navigating the development of, and transitions between, pre-public and public spaces. Using an Arendtian lens, we explore the question, How are autoethnographic collaborative stories crafted for research in an academic context? Our insights present a cyclical and developmental frame within which to process collaborative storying and indeed collaborative academic work.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
JournalManagement Learning
Early online date21 Mar 2024
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 21 Mar 2024

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