Chairperson - Vivienne Byers
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 Dublin’s 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 society’s 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. 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. 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.
Dublin is the capital and largest city in Ireland. Dublin is situated in the province of Leinster on the east coast of Ireland, at the mouth of the River Liffey and bordered on the south by the Wicklow Mountains. The Dublin Region is the economic centre of Ireland with a population of 1.3 million which extends to 1.9 million when the greater Dublin area is included. Dublin is crammed with some of the country’s greatest buildings, monuments and sights and a history dating back over a thousand years. The River Liffey flows through the centre of the city and broadens into the Dublin Port. Dublin has numerous cultural, historical a social attractions including the famous Temple Bar area which disports many retail outlets and quirky boutiques along with excellent hotels, bars and restaurants. The city is home to the National Museum of Ireland, the National Gallery of Ireland, Trinity College of Dublin and the Book of Kells, as well as attractions with a more nuanced appeal such as the Jameson distilleries, the Guinness Storehouse experience and the Little Museum of Dublin. The city has many famous squares and green spaces such as St Stephen’s Green and Merrion Square along with many excellent Georgian parks surrounded by beautifully preserved houses from that era. It is home to two great Cathedrals of Ireland, Christ Church Cathedral and St Patricks Cathedral. Dublin’s contemporary culture and economic significance is well reflected in its many new buildings, particularly within the financial services district east of the Customs House, where the conference venue is situated, and its extensive and modern tram network.
Information on travelling to Dublin and accommodation for the conference can be found here (Travel & Accommodation 2019), while details on registration and submissions are available here (Submission & Registration 2019). For more information on the conference schedule please visit here (Conference Schedule 2019).
The Irish Academy of Management Conference 2019 will attend to the key challenges of Responsible Management in tandem with other global academies, and are delighted to welcome two high profile keynote speakers: Professor Anne Tsui and Professor Peter McKiernan.
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 co–founder of the global project on “Responsible Research in Business and Management” (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.
Professor 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.
For this year’s conference, we invite submissions however broadly (see https://iam2019.exordo.com/) in the following tracks:
- Accounting, Finance and Corporate Governance
- Education, Teaching and Learning
- Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
- Work, Employment & Organisation
- CSR, Business Ethics and Sustainability
- Operations and Distribution Management
- Strategic Management
- Leadership & Organisational Behaviour
- Critical, Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Management
- International Business
- Technology and Innovation Management
- Marketing and Services Management
- Healthcare and Public Sector Management
- Tourism, Hospitality and Food
In addition to the keynote speeches and paper presentations, the conference
will also feature:
- Doctoral Colloquium
- Meet the Editors session
- Early Career Workshop
- IAM Special Interest Group and other Symposia