In this Procurement Perspectives podcast, Kelly Barner shares guest audio from Mark Hager, an author and professor at Arizona State University, discussing the different motivations for joining and engaging in professional associations. This topic is highly relevant right now for two reasons. The first is that we are fresh off of an annual conference marking ISM's 100th year in operation. The other is more disconcerting, and stems from the research Jon has been doing into the finances and operational health of the not for profit associations serving procurement.
If you want to hear the full Mark Hager podcast, you can access it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpc1n7OzYuQ
His paper on Engagement Motivations in Professional Associations is available as a PDF: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6865799/Hager%20NVSQ%202014.pdf
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