2019 Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference,
National College of Ireland

August 28th to 30th, 2019

Conference Theme

Responsible Management

The National College of Ireland welcomes delegates to the 22nd IAM Annual Conference in 2019 in our modern city campus situated in the heart of Dublinu2019s Financial Services Centre and Silicon Docks. The theme of the 2019 conference reflects a current call globally to re-orient research and teaching in Business Schools in order to address core societal principles. These include, providing a service to society, involving key stakeholders, assessing social impact and addressing sustainable development. This conference seeks to explore and advance how business and management scholarship can be at the forefront and central, to solving societyu2019s current challenges.

Considerable debate continues regarding corporate governance, behavioural change, and policy learning at both an individual, institutional and societal level. There is now a growing realisation globally that business and approaches to management have to move to acknowledge the responsibility of wider society and governance systems.u00a0 In addressing the grand challenges of the day, management needs to shift focus away from a view that is focused on unlimited abundance and narrowly defined progress.u00a0 A clear need has been identified to create an environment where every individual and sector of society can play their part in achieving a good and prosperous society.

Chairperson: Dr Vivienne Byers

Vivienne Byers is a Senior Lecturer in the College of Business, Dublin Institute of Technology and lectures in healthcare and public sector policy, planning & management, as well as in organisational behaviour and change. She also lectures as adjunct faculty in University College Dublin in the area of healthcare management at postgraduate level and has carried out consultancy in the health sector. She has significant experience working in the health services in Ireland and internationally, as a health services manager and as a health professional.

She is currently undertaking a number of research projects in health policy, sustainability policy, ICT implementation, healthcare leadership and the patient experience. Outputs include peer reviewed publications, book chapters and conference presentations. She has won a number of student scholarship awards and attracted national funding (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Sustainability Funding Award, Fingal County Council). As a member of the leadership team of the Environmental, Sustainability and Health Institute she chairs the policy group. She is currently on the Management Committee of an EU networked project on cost containment and quality in healthcare. She continues to seek national & international funding through established consortia.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Anne Tsui

Professor Tsui is a distinguished Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame, U.S.A. She is a Past President of the Academy of Management, editor of the Academy of Management Journal and is a cou2013founder of the global project on u201cResponsible Research in Business and Managementu201d (www.RRBM.network). Through the RRBM network she works with a multi-disciplinary team of leading scholars in the fields of accounting, finance, marketing, management, and operations management from over 20 universities in ten countries in order to advance responsible science in terms of producing credible and useful knowledge in business and management.


Keynote Speaker: Peter McKiernan

Professor McKiernan is a distinguished Professor at University of Strathclyde. He is a Past President of the British Academy of Management (BAM) and of the European Academy of Management (EURAM). He holds the APS Bank Chair in Strategy at the University of Malta, a Distinguished Adjunct Professorship at Vesalius College, Vrje University of Brussels and a Fellowship of the Asian Research Centre at Murdoch University, Australia. He is also a co-founder and supporter of RRBM. His current research focus in supporting the RRBM mission is to address two key problems in research in business and management; poor science in the design and execution of research and a lack of relevance to business managers and other stakeholders.