The following have been awarded Fellowship of the Irish Academy of Management in recognition of their contribution to the discipline and/or practice of management and to the Irish Academy of Management organisation:
Tom O'Toole. Waterford Institute of Technology
Fellowship is the highest award we can bestow to an IAM member and few are more worthy than Dr Tom O’Toole, Head of the School of Business in Waterford Institute of Technology. He has extensive management and research experience working within the higher education sector in Ireland and overseas. He is a graduate of NUI Galway and of Strathclyde University where he gained his PhD. He is an active and a researcher who is generous with his time and advice in mentoring colleagues, student and members of the community. A mark of his success has been the €10 million in funding he attracted to WIT in research and knowledge transfer funding from national and EU sources.
In his own research he looks at market relationships and networks and more specifically, the governance of inter-organisational relationships. He also looks at social exchange theory to examine collaborative governance modes and the strength of inter-firm cooperation strategies. He has actively fostered research networks and linkages both in Ireland and internationally and he is the epitome of best research practice. Though he is very busy with his administrative and research work he has been an active member and leader within the Irish Academy of Management, as a member of the editorial board of the Irish Journal of Management, as the Chair of the Council of the IAM and in many other parts of the Academy.
His Chairmanship of the IAM was characterised by great clarity and by a desire to make the Academy all that it could be. He brought it to a new and even better developmental phase, building on what had been done before. Though he is no longer on the IAM Council he is a very generous supporter of the IAM with his time and his advice and that is something for which we are very grateful. He has achieved with other professional bodies and is also a Fellow of the Irish Marketing Institute plus being an important member of the Industrial Marketing and Purchasing Group (IMP - International Research Group). An indication of the esteem in which he is held can be seen from his having been asked to work on a large number of government working groups and national research evaluation committees.
Looking at his academic and community work I see a keen desire to improve the lot of his region, the South East, by sharing his expertise so as to nurture enterprise development and to help those who want to create employment in his area. He is also a board member of the Kilkenny Arts Festival and anyone who has attended that festival knows that it has been of significant economic and personal benefit to people from that region and to all who have had the pleasure of attending.
But above all he is a person of integrity and everyone I asked about him said that he is very loyal and that he is a pleasure to work with. He is regarded with great affection by his colleagues, his students and certainly those who have worked with him on the IAM Council.He brings great professionalism to what he does as well as having great energy and passion for his research as well as for his friends and colleagues. Without him WIT would not have been what it now is and without him the IAM would not have been what it now is. He is a scholar and a person of the very highest standing and it is a great honour for me to be able to say that Dr Tom O’Toole has been awarded Fellowship of the IAM.
Terry Cradden. University of Ulster
Even though the Irish Academy of Management is only about 14 years old we’ve come a long way. One of the reasons for this is the commitment, generosity and imagination of those who founded the Academy.
One of those people was Dr Terry Cradden, who is now retired but who has worked hard to ensure that the discipline and study of management grows and prospers both in the north and south of Ireland.
From the very earliest days of the Irish Academy he organised cross border and cross community initiatives such as our conference when, as one person told me, it was neither easy nor fashionable. He was brave and visionary in asking Derry Council for funding for the IAM conference he organised, in the belief that such funding would be an investment in the social and human capital for the region and the island as a whole. We can see from the peace, prosperity and progress in our island how important this has been. One person suggested to me that he is a “good citizen” and that “his work and dealings have been marked by a profound commitment to social justice”
As a lecturer at the University of Ulster he contributed significantly to the development of business education in Northern Ireland, which has expanded significantly in the last twenty years.
In terms of research he is a former editor of IBAR, a forerunner of the Irish Journal of Management. Without journals, and those who edit them, academia in particular and society in general would be an impoverished place and this alone has been a significant contribution to the academic community and society as a whole.
One of his major research areas has been labour history. Given the economic pressure exerted on labour rights and human resources there is more need than ever for labour historians such as Dr Terry Cradden as, in the words of George Santayana, “those who cannot remember the past are destined to re-live it”
Personally he has seemed from all those I have talked to to be a “very popular person” and has made a great difference to the lives of all those with whom he has come in contact.
For these reasons and more Dr Terry Cradden is awarded Fellowship of the IAM.
Paul Teague. Professor of Management, Queens University Belfast
You will have seen our next Fellowship awardee deliver an excellent key note speech/talk this morning on the HR implications of the recession. He is a regular attender and contributor to our conference and has been for quite a number of years.
Paul Teague is the Martin Naughton Chair of Management in Queen’s University Belfast. His PhD is from the London School of Economics and has been a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Massachusetts.
A very well respected first-rate scholar and a kind and modest man, whose work has contributed to our understanding of the worlds of work and employment both in Europe and in Ireland, where he has undertaken important research in areas such as social partnership, workplace partnership and conflict resolution. He is at home in academia and in public policy, where his work has been influential.
He has written widely on the theme of the employment relations consequences of deeper European integration. His books on the subject include the first ever study of the impact of EU laws and policies on the British employment system and the first review of the social dimension to the European Union.
In addition to researching the dynamics of European integration, he has written extensively on the political economy of Northern Ireland, with a particular focus on the labour market performance of Catholics and Protestants. His book, with Paul Bew and Henry Patterson, Between Peace and War: The Economic and Political Future of Northern Ireland, was awarded Political Book of the Year by the Sunday Times in Ireland.
His current research activities concern social partnership and employment performance, and the role of Human Resources functions in dispute resolution during Recessionary times. He has worked with the Irish Government, the EU, plus foreign governments and labour organisations to develop policies and programmes in these areas.
Like Dr Terry Cradden Professor Paul Teague has retained a strong commitment to social justice throughout his career and his colleagues and his research field have felt the full benefit of his ongoing profound contributions. For this reasons and more Professor Paul Teague is awarded Fellowship of the IAM.
Bill Roche. Professor of Industrial Relations, University College Dublin
Fellowship of the Irish Academy of Management is the highest honour the Academy can bestow on one of its members and in 2010 it is awarded to Professor Bill Roche.
Bill Roche is Professor of Industrial Relations and Human Resources at the School of Business, University College Dublin and Honorary Professor at the School of Management, Queen's University Belfast. He is a graduate of UCD and completed his doctorate at the University of Oxford, where he was Heyworth Memorial Prize Research Fellow of Nuffield College. He graduated initially in sociology and this influence can be seen in much of his work. Some of his very many research interests include: Change in work and employment, Social Partnership and Union growth and decline. In the last year he was invited to deliver the 31st annual Countess Markievicz memorial lecture, in which he linked Sean Lemass’ contribution to public life to social partnership.
He has held visiting professorships at the University of South Australia, Adelaide and at the University of Melbourne. He was a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence. He is a member of the editorial boards of leading journals, including The British Journal of Industrial Relations; Industrial Relations; Human Resource Management Journal and Labour and Industry. He publishes in the very top four star, journals and is one of the most respected scholars in his field internationally. It was suggested to me by one person that “I do not know of another person with his standing in Ireland”
He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He was the first Dean of the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, where he was also Director of Research and Head of the doctoral programme. He is the author and editor of numerous books.
He has led or contributed to significant strategic reviews undertaken by such bodies as the Labour Relations Commission, The National Economic and Social Council, the National Centre for Partnership and Performance and IBEC. He has served on the Councils of the Economic and Social Research Institute and of the National Centre for Partnership and Performance and on numerous boards in UCD. He is a regular contributor to TV, radio and newspaper coverage of human resource and industrial relations themes.
He has also played an important role in aspects of business and management education in Ireland including a role in the early development of the IAM and the Irish Journal of Management. In fact he has been a consistent contributor to Irish journals and to debates in this country as well as publishing in high impact international journals.
In spite of his busy schedule he finds time, as a proud Wexford man, to coach a hurling team. One of his colleagues told me that, as a true business lecturer, he had identified the inefficiencies in the team’s performance and produced a manual to optimise their playing patterns.
He is talked about with affection; as someone who is generous with his time and who shows great respect for those around him. Ultimately he is a great contributor who has made a difference to the lives of those around him.
An outstanding academic, member of the community and of the IAM, Professor Bill Roche is the very worthy recipient of Fellowship of the Academy.
Teresa Brannick (1950-2012). University College Dublin
Professor Teresa Brannick was one of the first members of the Irish Academy of Management and was founding editor of IBAR. She is a past editor of The Irish Journal of Management and is currently its Editor in Chief. Her work as an academic editor of an important publication provided Irish academics with an outlet to share, and learn from, research experiences, ideas and interests.
Professionally, she is a Lecturer in Industrial Relations in UCD. What struck me when researching this citation was the great respect and affection in which she is held by her colleagues and by members of the IAM.
Patrick Gunnigle. Professor of Business Studies, University of Limerick
Patrick Gunnigle is Professor of Business Studies and Head of the Department of Personnel and Employment Relations at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick. A graduate of University College Dublin and Cranfield School of Management, he has authored or co-authored 16 books and over one 100 refereed journal papers and book chapters. He is considered one of Ireland’s leading human resource management scholars and was a founding member of the Irish Academy of Management. A former Fulbright Scholar and current Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD), Paddy is former co-editor of the Irish Journal of Management, and current member of the Editorial Boards of the Industrial Relations Journal., the Human Resource Management Journal and Employee Relations: The International Journal. He holds Visiting Professor appointments at Paris II University and the University of Cadiz.
Kathy Monks. Professor of Human Resource Management. Dublin City University
Kathy Monks was a founding member of the IAM and was one of its first Chairpersons. Her substantial contribution continued when she worked as editor of the Irish Journal of Management. She organised the first conference of the Academy at DCU in 1997 and has always displayed an outstanding commitment to the Academy in whatever role she has occupied.
Professionally she is Director of the Learning, Knowledge and Innovation and Knowledge Centre at DCU. She is responsible for the very strong research culture in this centre and in other places in DCU. I am told she is, as a senior and eminent researcher, very supportive of her colleagues and has mentored very many people to develop personally and professionally. Those who spoke to meet wanted me to mention her kindness, solicity and generosity.
Jim Walsh. Lecturer in Management, University College Cork
Jim Walsh was the founding Chair of the Irish Academy of Management and was instrumental in growing the Academy’s membership and extending the network to include international academics and researchers. I think we can safely say that the multi-national representation at this and previous conferences is a testimony to his foundational work. He took a keen interest in the work of the Academy and contributed to its development and standing in our academic communities.
He is a Lecturer in UCC and is the Director of the MBA programme there and has made a significant contribution to the field of individual, executive and institutional learning. Personally he has been described to me as being witty, and having a great joie de vivre and sense of humour. He has made a substantial contribution to the IAM, to his profession and during his time in business.