The Irish Academy of Management (IAM) Early Career Development Network (ECDN) aims to provide IAM members, most especially PhD candidates, post-doctoral researchers and early career academics with a range of professional and career development activities across the key strands of academic roles which ECDN refers to as FASTIR (Funding, Academic Service, Teaching, Impact, Research). It hosts a number of events and workshops throughout the year to support members in achieving FASTIR academic careers. It engages with IAM members and external contributors as relevant. The objectives of the ECDN are to:

  1. Encourage collaborative debate and learning on early academic career research, teaching, learning and professional development.
  2. Attract and build a community of scholars and practitioners interested in independent research, teaching & professional development practices.
  3. Establish a forum for discussion and debate on academic careers in an Irish and international context.
  4. Build the capacity, skills and networks of IAM members, particularly early career academics.
  5. Encourage the sharing of good practices in teaching, research and service amongst the IAM community

 

 

ECDN Committee Members

Claire is Chair of the ECDN Steering Group.  A Professor of Organisational Behaviour & HRM and the Director of the DCU Graduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership programme for Teagasc.  Previously Claire was a Fulbright Scholar at Carnegie Mellon University and visiting Professor in Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University in Riyadh. She is published in Human Resource Management (US), Organization Studies, Journal of Management Inquiry, Human Resource Management Journal, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Advances in Developing Human Resources, Human Resource Development Review and Journal of European Industrial Training and she is co-author of two books. Claire’s research interests centre around the domain of learning and development. She has over 20 years experience consulting with industry nationally and internationally. She serves on the council of the Irish Institute of Training & Development (IITD) and the Irish Academy of Management (IAM) and is a Fellow of the Centre for Evidence Based Management (CEBMa).

Anne is Full Professor of Human Resource Management (HRM) at University College Dublin, College of Business (Ireland). She previously worked at Rotterdam School of Management, Eramsus University Rotterdam and Amsterdam Business School, University of Amsterdam. Her primary research interests are HRM in online labor platforms, gig work and project-based organizations and her recent work draws on paradox theory and institutional theory. Her work is published in Human Resource Management Journal, Human Resource Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Journal of Applied Psychology, and International Journal of Project Management where she is former Associate Editor for HRM and OB and currently sits on the Strategic Advisory Board. She has contributed to scholarly handbooks including Oxford Handbook of Organizational ParadoxCambridge Handbook of Organizational Project Management, and the Elgar Introduction to Theories of Human Resources and Employment Relations.

Jonathan is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Work and Employment Studies, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick. He is a former IRCHSS Post-doctoral fellow, IRCHSS Government of Ireland Scholar and Marie Curie Scholar and has previously held the University of Limerick Alumni Scholarship and the Kemmy Business School Registrar’s Scholarship. His main research interests are in international and comparative employment relations, with a particular interest in issues such as trade union recognition and avoidance, employee voice and precarious employment. He has published articles in leading international journals including the Journal of International Business, Human Relations, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Journal, British Journal of Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management, European Journal of Industrial Relations, Journal of World Business and Economic and Industrial Democracy.

Dónal is a lecturer and researcher in Strategic Management and Global Strategy in Technological University Dublin. His research focuses on strategic management in international firms and specifically on the strategic activities of individual managers. He has been published in both the Global Strategy Journal and the Journal of World Business along with numerous book chapters and conference papers. He has received awards at both national and international conferences including the Hood and Young Prize for most original PhD work at the Academy of International Business UK & Ireland conference. Prior to assuming his current role Dr. O’Brien held the position of Assistant Professor in Management in Dublin City University where he received the President’s Award for Innovation in Teaching. In his current role he places a major emphasis on bringing the findings of his research into the classroom and engaging in innovative teaching approaches through simulations and case study teaching at undergraduate, postgraduate and executive levels. This pedagogical approach challenges the students to engage both inside and outside the classroom and to evaluate the latest developments in theory with a strong focus on their practical implications.

James is an Assistant Professor of Management and Organisational Behaviour at the School of Business, Maynooth University, Ireland. With a background in new media and technology, James’ research examines the automation of management practice, digitalisation at work, and the role of human resource management in the future workplace. Prior to joining Maynooth University, James completed his doctoral studies at Cork University Business School, University College Cork, Ireland, where his thesis explored the role of algorithmic management in shaping the experiences of app-based gig workers. A previous Irish Research Council scholarship awardee, James’ research has been published in outlets such as Human Resource Management Journal and the International Journal of Human Resource Management.

Maeve is an assistant professor of Human Resource Management and Decent Work at the University of Galway. Research to date has been primarily centred on identifying the factors influencing labour market inequalities and finding multi-level, impactful solutions to inform policy and improve individual work and organisational performance. Current research projects include a study on the impact of and attitudes towards menopause in the workplace; a Government of Ireland commissioned, trans-disciplinary project examining whether policy interventions are required in the workplace to better support people following pregnancy loss and a Low Pay Commission funded project examining job quality in the home care sector. Research findings are disseminated through leading high-ranking, peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, traditional and social media outlets and through invited speaker engagements. In addition, among others, Maeve is an invited grant assessor with the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council, a Research and Policy Committee member for Ireland’s TASC (Think-Tank for Action on Social Change) and an associate member of the CIPD.

Upcoming ECDN Events

ECDN PhD Writers Retreat

October 21st – 25th 

Kindly hosted by Trinity College Dublin 

Details and registration will open in September

ECDN Spring Event
'Planting the Seeds for Impact'

Thursday, March 14th 2024

This is a virtual event hosted by the ECDN

Irish Academy of Management 2022 Distinguished International Scholar Event

PAST ECDN EVENTS

ECDN PhD Writers Retreat

February 19th – 23rd 2024

Kindly hosted by Atlantic Technology University 

ECDN PhD Writers Retreat

November 20th – 24th 2022

Kindly hosted by University College Dublin

 

Irish Academy of Management 2022 Distinguished International Scholar Event

ECDN Seminar/Symposium at IAM Annual Conference August 2023

August 22nd 2023

Mapping And Planning Your FASTIR Career

ECDN PhD writers retreat

May 8th to May 12th 2023

Kindly Hosted by University of Galway

 

ECDN Spring Event 2023 “Let’s Talk about Research

22nd March 2023

Kindly Hosted by University of Galway

ECDN PhD Writing Retreat

November 14th – 18th 2022

Hosted by University of Limerick

ECDN Early Career Workshop

24th August 2022                              Hosted by Trinity College Dublin

 

ECDN PhD Writers Retreat

March 21st – 25th 2022         

Hosted by TU Dublin   

ECDN Spring Event:
Navigating FASTIR Careers

04th March 2022                                  Hosted by Queens University Belfast

ECDN PhD Writing Retreat

December 06th – 10th 2021  

Hosted by University College Cork

ECDN PhD Writing Retreat

November 02nd – 06th 2021

Hosted by Dublin City University Business School

Virtual Paper Development Workshop

10th June 2021

ECDN PhD Writing Retreat

March 08th – 12th 2021 

Hosted by Waterford Institute of Technology 

ECDN
Launch and Workshop Event

06th March 2020                                          Kindly hosted by Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick

Distinguished International Scholar Event 2020

22nd October 2020
4 PM – 5:30 PM
Online

Meet the Editors Online Event

28th April 2020
2 PM

Joint BAM-IAM Event at Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham Trent University

6th March 2020
09:30 AM – 12:30 PM
University of Limerick

Twitter and Advances in Data Driven Strategies

18th June 2018
TCD

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT SIG

15th October 2018
9 AM – 1 PM
Charter Accountants House

“Publishing in leading academic journals: some reflections”

17th November 2014
4 PM – 5 PM
UCD Michael Smurfit

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT SIG

15th October 2018
9 AM – 1 PM
Charter Accountants House

Twitter and Advances in Data Driven Strategies

18th June 2018
TCD

“Publishing in leading academic journals: some reflections”

17th November 2014
4 PM – 5 PM
UCD Michael Smurfit

Best practice PhD supervision & High impact academic research publication

14th June 2018
10 AM – 4 PM
IT Tallaght

Teaching and learning interventions for the modern workforce – exploring new ideas and partnering models

1st May
9.30 AM – 1 PM
Waterford Institute of Technology Business School from 

The Supervision and Assessment of Research at Postgraduate Level

21st April 2017
National College of Ireland

Innovative Assessment Approaches in Business Schools

8th April 2016 
National College of Ireland

The Sharing of Experience and Research Relating to the Teaching of Management

29th  April 2015
National College of Ireland

Workshop on The Employment Relationship and the Quality of Work

22nd January 2016
10.30 AM – 1 PM
Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast

Managing Workplace Conflict: Alternative Dispute Resolution in Ireland

1st December 2015
4 PM – 5.30 PM
Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School UCD

IAM Annual Conference

3-4 September 2015
NUI Galway

Navigating Publication

2nd December 2014
DCU Business School 

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

4th September 2014
4.45pm
KBS

Inaugural SIG Event: ‘Building an Academic Career’

1st May
UCD

Meeting and Roundtable at the IAM Annual Conference at UL

4th September
4.45 PM

Enhancing Research Visibility through Social Media

2nd June, 2021
1 PM – 2 PM
Zoom Webinar

Teaching Effectively Online: Practical Perspectives & Learnings

22 April 2021
10.30 AM – 11.30 AM
Webinar

Distinguished International Scholar Event 2020

22nd October 2020
4 PM – 5:30 PM
Online

Public Services in Liminal Space

26th June 2020
2 PM – 3:30 PM
Online

Meet the Editors Online Event

28th April 2020
2 PM

Joint BAM-IAM Event at Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham Trent University

6th March 2020
09:30 AM – 12:30 PM
University of Limerick

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT SIG

15th October 2018
9 AM – 1 PM
Charter Accountants House

Twitter and Advances in Data Driven Strategies

18th June 2018
TCD

“Publishing in leading academic journals: some reflections”

17th November 2014
4 PM – 5 PM
UCD Michael Smurfit

Best practice PhD supervision & High impact academic research publication

14th June 2018
10 AM – 4 PM
IT Tallaght

Teaching and learning interventions for the modern workforce – exploring new ideas and partnering models

1st May
9.30 AM – 1 PM
Waterford Institute of Technology Business School from 

The Supervision and Assessment of Research at Postgraduate Level

21st April 2017
National College of Ireland

Innovative Assessment Approaches in Business Schools

8th April 2016 
National College of Ireland

The Sharing of Experience and Research Relating to the Teaching of Management

29th  April 2015
National College of Ireland

Workshop on The Employment Relationship and the Quality of Work

22nd January 2016
10.30 AM – 1 PM
Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast

Managing Workplace Conflict: Alternative Dispute Resolution in Ireland

1st December 2015
4 PM – 5.30 PM
Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School UCD

IAM Annual Conference

3-4 September 2015
NUI Galway

Navigating Publication

2nd December 2014
DCU Business School 

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

4th September 2014
4.45pm
KBS

Inaugural SIG Event: ‘Building an Academic Career’

1st May
UCD

Meeting and Roundtable at the IAM Annual Conference at UL

4th September
4.45 PM