Workshop on The Employment Relationship and the Quality of Work

22nd January 2016, 10.30am – 1.00pm, Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast



Laura Gardiner, Resolution Foundation, A steady job? The UK’s record on labour market security and stability since the millennium

Michelle O’Sullivan, Juliet MacMahon, Lorraine Ryan, University of Limerick, Regulating Zero Hours Contracts in Ireland

Chiara Benassi, Royal Holloway University of London, Institutions and Inequality in Liberalizing Markets: Explaining Different Trajectories of Institutional Change in Social Europe




Managing Workplace Conflict: Alternative Dispute Resolution in Ireland

The Principal of the UCD College of Business and the Dean of the UCD Schools of Business, Prof. Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, and the authors of a new book published by the Institute of Public Administration wish to invite you to a book-launch event.


‘Workplace Conflict and ADR in Ireland’

Prof Paul Teague and Prof Bill Roche

‘Round-Table Discussion on Developments in ADR’: Dr John O’Dowd (chair), John O’Dowd Consultants Ltd. and University College Dublin; Kieran Mulvey, CEO, Workplace Relations Commission; Peter Cassells, Director, Edward M Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention, Maynooth University; Lily Regan, Human Resource Management Specialist, Institute of Public Administration; Gerry Rooney, Lead Investigator/Mediator & Managing Director, Acrux Consulting Ltd

Lecture Theatre 1, The Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School UCD. Tuesday, 1st December 2015, 4.00pm-5.30pm.


Followed at 5.30pm-6.00pm by a reception in the Main Hall of the Smurfit School, and launch by Kieran Mulvey of: Managing Workplace Conflict: Alternative Dispute Resolution in Ireland by Paul Teague, William K. Roche, Tom Gormley and Denise Currie

CLICK HERE for details of book



IAM Annual Conference, NUI Galway, 3-4 September 2015

Round-Table Discussion

Work, Employment and Organization in the Euro Crisis

Prof Paul Teague, Queen’s University Belfast – Presentation on The Euro War of Attrition and the EU Social Model

Dr Stavroula Demetriades, Eurofound, Dublin – Presentation on Workplace Practices: Patterns, Performance and Well-being. The 3rd European Company Survey

Dr Roland Erne, University College Dublin


‘Navigating Publication’

Tuesday 2nd of December, 2014

DCU Business School 

In 2013 the Irish Academy of Management established a special interest group (SIG) in the allied academic fields of HRM, industrial relations, organizational behaviour and psychology, sociology and political economy. The mission of the SIG is to foster dialogue and co-operation between members and research students working in these areas. Following on from the successful inaugural event ‘Building an academic career’, convened by Prof Bill Roche at UCD in May 2014 and a roundtable event ‘Work, Employment and Organization in Austerity and Recovery’ at the IAM annual conference, DCU will host the next SIG meeting on the theme of ‘Navigating Publication’.  This event will involve sharing experiences and lessons on how individuals and research teams have positioned, revised and managed the impact of their research in a context where there are increasing pressures for success in this domain.  All IAM members working in the SIG disciplines are welcome to attend, as are PhD students in these disciplines.



Tales of recently published papers

(from gestation, through reviews, resubmissions, responding to reviewers to publication).


Editors Roundtable:

Discussion on the role, expectations and challenges associated with an editorial position.  


Navigating publication: A career reflective

Keynote address by Professor William Brown, Emeritus Master of Darwin College and Emeritus Professor of Industrial Relations at Cambridge University. Professor Brown has published widely in the areas of collective bargaining, workplace trade union organisation, pay determination, payment systems, arbitration, and minimum wages. 




SIG Round Table: Work, Employment & Organization in Recession and Recovery

Thursday 4th September 2014, 4.45pm, KBS

Panel: Prof. Bill Roche, University College Dublin, 

Prof. Patrick Flood, Dublin City University, 

Dr. Jonathan Lavelle, University of Limerick, 

Dr. Michelle O’Sullivan, University of Limerick

Panel Chair: Prof. Maura Sheehan, National University of Ireland, Galway


Bulletin July 2014


Inaugural SIG Event: ‘Building an Academic Career’


I am pleased to report that the SIG’s inaugural event at UCD on May 1st, ‘Building an Academic Career’, was a great success, attracting some 60 participants and contributors. There was much lively and frank discussion on such themes as challenges in teaching and learning, research and publishing and career balance and progression.


Thanks are due to all contributors to the day’s activities and to the UCD School of Business, and its Dean, Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, for generously supporting the event.


Following discussion at the May meeting of the IAM Council, a number of proposals were approved regarding the ongoing activities of the SIG.


Meeting and Roundtable at the IAM Annual Conference at UL


A ‘general meeting’ of SIG members will be held at UL during the 2014 Annual Conference, followed by a roundtable discussion on the theme of ‘Work, Employment and Organization in Austerity and Recovery’. The session is scheduled for Thursday September 4th at 4.45pm. 


Other SIG Events in 2014-2015 and Beyond – Proposals Welcome!


The Council decided that ideally two SIG events would be held each year in addition to any events held in conjunction with IAM annual conferences.


One of these might be held in winter, possibly during December, and another in spring, during May.


It was agreed by Council that the key to the success of the SIG is for members and their institutions to organize and host these events and to put forward proposals as to their focus and format. Events could range from evening and half-day to daylong sessions and involve seminars, roundtables, symposiums, workshops, lectures etc.


In this way SIG activities would generate wide participation by members and events rotated across universities and colleges. The IAM Council is prepared to provide reasonable support for organizers of SIG activities.


I would be delighted to receive proposals for SIG events in winter 2014 and during 2015, and these can also be discussed at the IAM Annual Conference session on September 4th and by the SIG Organizing Group endorsed at the 2013 Annual Conference.



Bill Roche, UCD

SIG Convenor