The Strategy SIG is a special interest group of the Irish Academy of Management. 
Committee: Prof Robert Galavan (Chair),  Prof Pat Gibbons UCD, Prof Brian Leavy DCU, Dr Jim Quinn TCD,  Dr Brian Harney DCU, Prof John Fahy UL, Prof Aidan O’Driscoll DIT.

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This unique event is jointly convened by the Irish Academy of Management (Strategy Special Interest Group) and the

British Academy of Management (Organisational Transformation, Change and Development Special Interest Group).

It was inspired by an engagement between the two academies and a desire to engage with a pluriverse of ideas. The session will be (lightly) chaired
by Professor Robert Galavan from Maynooth University and Dr Joanne Murphy from Queens University Belfast.

Dr Liz Hayes (CEO Corporate Community consultancy firm)
Dr Anne Clare Gillon (Senior Lecturer in Management, University of West Scotland)
Prof Bill Cooke (Professor in Strategic Management, University of York)

The communities of practice associated with Organisational Development are diverse, and nuanced as on-going debates around the ‘why’
and ‘how’ of building organisational capacity remain live and contested. At the same time, the challenges associated with creating organisations that
stay nimble and inclusive in an increasingly fragmented global context are causing a resurgence of interest in how values of human connection
and more autonomous forms of organising and leadership are possible.

The conversation will engage with several ‘intersections’ associated with framing organisational development as a strategic tool for human
resource management and/or as a starting point for ‘making sense’ of organisations using a framing that is more informed by context and a more
provocative analysis of politics and power.

The speakers bring differing perspectives to the topic. Dr Liz Hayes is CEO of Corporate Community, a hugely respected consultancy firm with over
25 years of practice working with companies to find sustainable ways to support change. Dr Anne Clare Gillon is a Senior Lecturer in Management
at the University of West Scotland and her most recent research interrogates the practice-academic divide in organisational development. Bill Cooke
is Professor in Strategic Management at the University of York and one of the leading thinkers and writers in the field. 

Who should attend?
The event will be of interest to strategic level practitioners and consultants engaged in organisational development, transformation or change.
It will also be of interest to academics researching and teaching in the field as it examines the reflection of academic rhetoric in practice.

The event will take place on Monday 15th October 2018 in the Lambay Room, Charter Accountants House, 47-49 Pearse Street Dublin 2
from 9 am to 1 pm.
Tea and coffee will be available at 8.30AM and mid way though.

We are grateful for the generous sponsorship by the Trinity Business School at TCD for this event.

Booking Attendance is free, but registration is essential as places are strictly limited.



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Twitter and Advances in Data Driven Strategies

 (18th June at TCD)

At 6000 tweets per second Twitter is building the largest of collection of public human thought. What would you do if you knew what people were thinking, anywhere in the world, on any topic at any moment in time.


In this talk, Dr Michael Carney, Director of Twitter’s EMEA Sales Finance and Monetisation operations, explored how Twitter’s data can help build a more informed and data driven strategy.



 The presentation is available on Slideshare



Based in Ireland, Michael has regional responsibility for Twitter’s inventory. Before joining Twitter Michael spent three years in Google’s European Headquarters developing sales strategies and revenue related investment proposals. He previously worked for Bain and Co in London, specialising in Tech Media and Telecoms sectors. Prior to that he worked in Bain Private Equity. Michael holds a PhD in Computer Science from TCD where he studied Machine Learning approaches to predicting degrees of uncertainty in volatile fat tail distributions. 





 “Publishing in leading academic journals: some reflections”

Professor Don Bergh

Monday 17th November 2014, 4.00-5.00 pm

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business Room C301


Donald Bergh is the Louis D. Beaumont Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Management at the Daniels College of Business. Prior to joining Daniels, he was an assistant professor and then associate professor at The Pennsylvania State University. Bergh also served as associate professor at Cornell University and Purdue University and was part-time professor and chair of management at University College Dublin. Bergh has published research articles in the leading academic journals of the management field, participated on the editorial review boards of those journals, and has served as an associate editor for the Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Research Methods, and the Journal of Management Studies. His book series (along with David Ketchen, Jr.), Research Methodology in Strategy and Management, is now in its 10 volume. – See more at:


The Presentation is available on Slideshare 








 10th April 2014, 18.30-20.00

Dublin City University Business School


Developing Strategic Leaders

Leadership Meta-Competencies for a Changing World

We face a competitive global environment characterized by turbulence, complexity and change. Developing leaders who can perform effectively under these conditions is an enormous challenge. Our research examines the leadership development practices and initiatives that foster essential meta-competencies for success today. This session will share some of the leadership development lessons and experiences from the Executive Development Roundtable, a Boston-based consortium of major corporate and non-profit organizations, as well as our own research and teaching at Boston University.

John F. (Jack) McCarthy, DBA 

Dr. Jack McCarthy is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Boston University School of Management, where he also serves as the Director of the Executive Development Roundtable, a major consortium and research center on leadership. With research interests in leadership, creativity, organizational change, and global sustainability, he is a frequent speaker and consultant on leadership and leading positive change. A native Bostonian, he holds an MBA from Babson College and a DBA from the School of Management at Boston University. A dynamic and innovative teacher, he was awarded the 2012 Broderick Prize for Excellence in Teaching at the Boston University School of Management, the school’s highest honor for teaching.