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In addition to the Annual Conference the Irish Academy of Management run a number of events throughout the year as cross academy and SIG events




Enhancing Research Visibility

through Social Media


Wednesday 2 June 2021 1pm – 2pm Webinar Zoom
**This will be a joint British and Irish Academy of Management event in the spirit of encouraging further partnership and conversations amongst our academic communities.

Researchers are under increasing pressure to enhance the visibility of their research. Funding bodies require dissemination of findings, institutions are measuring impact through a broader array of channels, while visibility can be beneficial for career recognition and progress. With so many social media channels and options, it can be difficult to discern how to best navigate and manage research visibility.

This session will draw on the experiences of 3 researchers who will share their experiences of using different channels to showcase research, research centres and journal output.

Brian Harney (Dublin City University) will draw on his experiences using Linkedin, including in the context of tracking dissemination for an EU funded project.

Rebecca Hewett (Erasmus University) will speak of her experience of using LinkedIn and Twitter including as Communications Editor for Human Resource Management Journal.

Matej Černe (University of Ljubljana) will detail how he has used Instagram as a means to profile his new humanizing digital work research centre.


Brian Harney, BA (Hons), MBS, PhD (Cambridge), MCIPD is Professor in Strategy & HRM at DCU Business School, Dublin City University, Ireland. Brian's research focuses on the intersection of Strategy and HRM, with a particular focus on SMEs, growth and knowledge-intensive sectors. Brian is currently guest editing special issues of HRM Review, IJHRM, International Small Business Journal and Employee Relations.

Rebecca (Bex) Hewett is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Organisation and Personnel Management, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Her research focuses on the interface between HR practices and people's everyday experiences at work and she is interested in how HR practices can enhance value for the organisation whilst benefiting the wellbeing of employees.

Matej Černe, PhD is an Associate Professor in the field of management and organization at the University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business (SEBLU). His research interests include non-technological innovations, creativity, organizational behaviour and psychology, leadership, digital work and multi-level issues in management. He has received numerous awards for his research and his research was published in top management journals

Who Should Attend?

While the event will be of general interests and bridges teaching, engagement and research, it is likely to be particularly relevant to early and mid-career researchers. 

Benefits of attending 
  • Learn about social media options for enhancing research visibility
  • Hear of different experiences of leading scholars engaging with linkedin, twitter and Instagram
  • Learn of the multiple ways you can use and engage with platforms
  • Get practical tips for maximizing impact
  • Join a discussion on most appropriate channels to raise visibility
To book a place at this event

To register / book this event: CLICK HERE NOW

Event Fee IAM Members: Free 


Teaching Effectively Online: Practical Perspectives & Learnings 
Thursday 22 April 2021 10.30 – 11.30am 
The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic saw higher education teaching move online over-night. Our higher education institutions are now coming to the end of the 2nd semester of the 2020/21 Academic Year in which most/all has been delivered online. With a return to ‘normal’ in no way clear at this juncture, online teaching may fully remain for some time to come. Even if there is a move back to on campus teaching and learning it is likely that institutions and individuals may seek a blended approach by to incorporating some virtual elements. Consequently, this webinar will be of interest and relevance to all educators in the higher education context. 
The structure of the webinar will consist of presentations for forty minutes followed by a Q&A for twenty minutes.
The webinar will involve:
• An overview of the planning activities that are needed to effectively teach online  
• An interactive element demonstrating best practice including signposting, landing pages, Moodle pages, the virtual lab environment etc.
• Q&A 
Log in details for the webinar, which will take place on MS Teams, will be provided after registration.  
Event Fee: This webinar is free to all institutional and individual members of the Irish Academy of Management. Non-institutional members are welcome to attend this event, but it requires you to join the IAM. To see the list of institutional members, learn of the benefits of IAM membership and to join the IAM please go to www.iamireland.ie/membership.html 

About our speakers

Prof Graham Heaslip Graham 

Graham is Head of the School of Engineering in GMIT and was previously the Head of the School of Business in GMIT. He obtained his B.E. and M.Eng.Sc degrees in Industrial Engineering from the National University of Ireland Galway and completed his PhD studies at the Logistics Institute, University of Hull and was awarded the James Cooper Memorial Cup for best PhD by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. His research has also been recognised by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) where is received a highly commended ranking. Prior to entering academia Graham spent fourteen years working in the Irish Defence Forces both at home and abroad in a variety of logistical appointments, as well as spending time seconded to Humanitarian agencies in a logistical capacity. Graham’s research interests are broadly in the intersections between global logistics / supply chain management, humanitarian logistics and organisational management development. His research-based teaching brings together themes of complex systems theory, innovation, resilience and risk with practical management disciplines such as supply chain management, operations management, and business continuity. Graham is widely published in various management and logistics journals and international conferences over the past few years. His research and consultancy interests span mainstream commercial, defence and other public service contexts examining supply chain management, and operations management issues which impact on organisational effectiveness or innovative practices. 

Eamon Walsh
Eamon is Head of Department, Enterprise & Technology, School of Business, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT). Eamon has worked in the high-tech industry for over 20 years working for both multi-nationals and SMEs in Ireland and overseas. He joined GMIT in 2014 as a lecturer in Software Development in the Department of Computing and Applied Physics. He is also a PhD candidate with the Dept of Business Information Systems at NUI Galway and his research area of interest is Digital Identity Management using Blockchain for use in the storage, verification, and distribution of Digital Academic Credentials. Professional goal in life is in helping students get the most from technology in an increasingly complex business environment. Hobbies include music, running, motorcycling and writing poetry! Personal blog site http://eamonwalsh.it/.



Distinguished International Scholar Event 2020

October 22 2020 (Online)

Download the Flyer here (PDF)

REGISTER here (Registration is closed)

Please join us at the Irish Academy of Management Inaugural Distinguished International Scholar Event 2020 on Thursday October 22nd at 4 pm (Irish Time)


 Public Services in Liminal Space

June 26 2020 (Online)


Slide from the session are available HERE

The recording of the seminar can be viewed below or HERE


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This was a joint IAM-BAM sponsored event, supported by the Clinton Leadership Institute in Queens University Belfast



Meet the Editors Online Event

Tuesday April 28th at 2pm GMT


 An audio-visual recording was captured and with the permission of the panelists, is now available through the BAM youtube link:



The Irish and British Academies of Management delivered this online event

This webinar offered an opportunity to meet the editors of our leading journals, for those seeking to get an editorial perspective on and practical advice on publishing. The session was facilitated by Dr Felicity Kelliher, Chair of the Irish Academy of Management and Prof George Frynas, Associate Editor of the British Journal of Management and International Journal of Management Reviews.

Our panel of editors include: 

British Journal of Management

Irish Journal of Management

International Journal of Management Reviews


Prof Pawan Budhwar,
Aston University, UK

Prof Douglas Cumming, Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, USA

Deputy Editor-in-Chief:

Prof Shlomo Tarba, University of Birmingham, UK


Dr Michelle O’Sullivan, University of Limerick, Ireland

Dr Jonathan Lavelle, University of Limerick, Ireland 



Dr Dermot Breslin, University of Sheffield, UK



The webinar commenced with a short overview by the editors that cover basic information about each journal (such as acceptance rates and key decision times), critical issues about their journals and what they expect from good submissions. The editors discussed specific issues concerning conceptual development, research methods, data analysis and how to demonstrate your paper’s added value (answering the ‘so what’ question). The session will be open for participants to share both positive and negative experiences of researching, writing, revising and publishing. 

When                                  The event took place on Tuesday 28th April at 14:00, GMT 

Registration                       Closed

                                            Your registration will only be officially approved when you receive the event joining details from our Zoom account. Due to limited spaces on the event, we will let
                                            you know if you were placed on our waiting list. 

Event Fee                           Free online event 


If you are not an IAM member and would like to join IAM or find out more about the benefits of being an IAM member, please go to www.iamireland.ie/membership.html 




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


The interface of Human Resource Management, Innovation and

Entrepreneurship: A research/ policy incubator  


Nottingham Trent University

Friday 21st February 2020,

10:00am – 3:30pm


More information is available here: https://www.bam.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D3675%26amp%3Breset%3D1 


Developing and Managing an Academic Career

Early Career Development Network Launch Event

University of Limerick

Friday 6th March 2020,

09:30am – 12:30pm

The opening workshop of the ECDN focused on career paths and development. This event involved presentations, panel discussions, and Q&A around the variety of career paths available to early career scholars (i.e. PhD students, postdocs, early career lecturers etc along with teasing out the benefits, drawbacks, opportunities and challenges of the different options. It sought to provide guidance on how best to develop and manage your academic career and support your academic and research network.

How the academic job market works - Panel Discussion: The panel explored topics such as; what is looked for when recruiting early career academics, advice on best managing your academic career, challenges/advice in transitioning from a PhD student to academic staff member.

Panel Members:

  • Prof. Denis Harrington, Head of Graduate Business, Waterford Institute of Technology
  • Prof. Thia Hennessy, Dean of Cork University Business School, University College Cork
  • Dr. Christine Cross, Acting Dean, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick
  • Prof. Graham Heaslip, Head of the School of Business, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

Transitioning from PhD to Academic Career - Panel Discussion: This panel discussion involved colleagues from different backgrounds and who have taken different pathways of in their Academic Career. The topics explored included discussions around the challenge/advice in moving from being a PhD to academic staff member, completing your PhD while on academic staff; the value and pitfalls of international experience, taking up a lecturing post versus postdoc, other types of academic/research jobs, the academic jobs market and succeeding at interviews and so forth.

Panel Members:

  • Dr. Gail Sheppard, Technological University Dublin
  • Dr. Sinead Monaghan, Trinity College Dublin
  • Prof. Anne Keegan, University College Dublin
  • James Duggan, University College Cork

This workshop will be followed by lunch and the launch of Irish Academy of workshop Strategy 2020-2025


Event Location:               Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick

Event Date and Time:      9.30am to 12.30pm (followed by lunch and the IAM 2020-2025 Strategy Launch)

Event fee:                      Free of charge to Irish Academy and British Academy of Management Members

Booking form:                Closed


Irish Academy of Management Symposium

Business, Management and Economics Education in Ireland:

A Critical time?

Royal Society of 

Antiquaries of

Ireland (RSAI), 63

Merrion Sq., Dublin.



An exploration of criticality in the Irish Business School

Professor Marianna Fotaki, keynote speaker

This symposium begins an ongoing conversation among critical business, management and economics scholars in Ireland. We wish to explore what such approaches entail: the challenges, obstacles, and joys of working in this way. We are pleased to host speakers who have a long-standing commitment to critical approaches – in both their work and practice.

Professor Marianna Fotaki, Professor of Business Ethics, Warwick Business School: Prof Fotaki is Senior Editor for Organization Studies, and co-directs pro bono, an online think tank Centre for Health and the Public Interest a charity that aims to disseminate research informing the public and policy makers (http://chpi.org.uk). See Fotaki, M. and Prasad, A. (2015) "Questioning Neoliberal Capitalism and economic inequality in business schools", Academy of Management Learning & Education, 14, 4, 556-575.

Event location: Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (RSAI), 63 Merrion Sq., Dublin.

Event fee: Free but requires Eventbrite registration

Booking Form: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/iam-symposium-exploring-the-place-of-criticality-in-irish-business-school-tickets-89058312811 

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BAM-IAM Conference- The Education Focussed Professor- "Applied Research & Creating a Publication Profile based on Actionable Knowledge"- May 21st University of Ulster




(Prof Robert Galavan (Chair)

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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.

Cover Image Artixano, M Lonergan. The magician has set up a temporary table with symbols of infinite possibility.   




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: http://daniels.du.edu/faculty-staff/donald-bergh/#sthash.KMEEshw7.dpuf

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



Prof. Denis Harrington (chair)

Past SIG Chairs: Dr. Noel Harvey, GMIT and Dr. Simon Stephens, LYIT.


Past Events


Perspectives on teaching and learning interventions for the modern workforce – SIG event hosted by WIT in association with Irish Academy of Management

The Irish Academy of Management in association with WIT recently hosted a half day SIG Teaching and Learning seminar on the theme: ‘Teaching and learning interventions for the modern workforce – exploring new ideas and partnering models’.

The event was aimed at academics, researchers and doctoral students in business/management who are interested in the ways in which business school academics are responding to the new teaching and learning dynamics of the modern workforce.

Speaking at the launch of the event Professor Denis Harrington, chair of the SIG group spoke of the growth and use of new learning platforms and the emergence of digital technologies as a key trend evident in both business and educational environments.

“In the business context a focus has been placed on elaborating the challenges for leaders as they work to harness technology to enhance an organisation’s competitiveness. Equally in the business school environment, efforts have been made to encourage the application of digital technologies to enhance the flexibility of offerings and the ease with which executives and students might access teaching and learning materials. However while the importance of applying new innovations and technologies in the classroom is well considered, less attention has been given to the competencies and resources required to teach and learn in this new digital environment. This seminar sought to address some of these concerns”

The seminar event brought together academics and practitioners with expertise in managing and applying new technologies in the facilitation of executive education. It also explored changing workforce learning needs and customised learning developments and partnerships with industry. Keynote speaker at the conference, Prof. Tazeeb Rajwani, Director of Executive Education at Essex University commented: “This event organised by WIT and the Irish Academy of Management was timely, as it ensured all the participants were considering all aspects of blending learning designs with purpose and impact. The key speakers shared their pedagogic intentions in their learning designs and explored how data enabled their academics to understand whether or not learner behaviour was corresponding to different technologies. Furthermore, the workshop was important in building confidence and supporting participants through a range of key actions, processes and questions that informed responsible choices in using digital technologies. From this interactive event, I can see that Ireland and it’s higher education establishments are experimenting with these innovative platforms and are starting to be in the forefront of this digital revolution.”

For further information on this event please contact the seminar organiser: Prof Denis Harrington – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  , IAM Teaching and Learning SIG Chair

Download slides from the event here

                                                       Professor Tazeeb Rajwani

                                                       Professor Lisa Andersen

Best practice PhD supervision & High impact academic research publication

14th June 2018, IT Tallaght

IT Tallaght is very pleased to announce a one day conference on best practice PhD supervision and high impact research publication.

This free one day conference, on Thursday June 14th 2018 from 10am to 4pm, is not just relevant to PhD supervisors but also to academics at any career stage who want to maximise their publication impact.

Areas to be covered:

  • Best Practice in Research Supervision
  • Recruiting for and Successfully Completing a PhD by Publication
  • Publishing after a PhD: the joys and the pitfalls
  • Ensuring Successful PhD Completion: some case studies
  • Life after a PhD: Successful Funding Application and a High Impact Research Career

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Matthias Beck- Head of Research, UCC Business School
  • Professor Mary McNamara- Head of DIT Graduate Research School
  • Dr Martin Quinn- Business School, Dublin City University
  • Dr Melrona Kirrane- Business School, Dublin City University
  • Dr Garvan Whelan- School of Business, IT Tallaght

Tea and Coffee and pastries will be provided at 9:30am in the college foyer and a light lunch will be available to attendees on the day.

Places are limited and if you are not immediately successful in gaining a place your name can be added to the Eventbrite waiting list and you will be informed as soon as a place becomes available. Details of how to travel to IT Tallaght are available on our web site.

If you have any further queries please contact Romy Leitch, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

This is a joint IT Tallaght and Irish Academy of Management Teaching and Learning Special Interest Group event which is generously partly sponsored by the Irish Academy of Management


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

May 1st  at Waterford Institute of Technology Business School from 0930-1300

The IAM Teaching and Learning Special Interest Group is pleased to announce that a SIG event ‘Teaching and learning interventions for the modern workforce – exploring new ideas and partnering models’  will take place on May 1st  at Waterford Institute of Technology Business School from 9.30-1pm.

The growth and use of new learning platforms and the emergence of digital technologies has become a key trend evident in both business and educational environments. In the business context a focus has been placed on elaborating the challenges for leaders as they work to harness technology to enhance an organisation’s competitiveness. Equally in the business school environment, efforts have been made to encourage the application of digital technologies to enhance the flexibility of offerings and the ease with which executives and students might access teaching and learning materials. However while the importance of applying new innovations and technologies in the classroom is well considered, less attention has been given to the competencies and resources required to teach and learn in this new digital environment. This seminar will seek to address some of these concerns.

We will bring together academics with expertise in managing and applying new technologies in the facilitation of executive education and explore a case study of the use and application of blended learning in supporting the delivery of a new part-time offering. Finally we will examine changing workforce learning needs and customised learning developments and partnerships with industry.

The purpose of the SIG event will be to outline new developments and innovations in teaching and learning with a specific focus on executive and part-time learners. 

The value of the SIG event will be to share research and expose colleagues to developing and new practices in a range of business school contexts. It is also hoped that participants will contribute to the discussions and examine potential fruitful avenues for collaboration or further research in this area.   

Who Should Attend

This event is aimed at academics, researchers and doctoral students in business/management who are interested in the ways in which business school academics are responding to the new teaching and learning dynamics of the modern workforce.


Professor Tazeeb Rajwani, Professor and Head of Executive Education, Essex University

Professor Lisa Andersen, Associate Dean Postgraduate, Liverpool University

Dr Anthony Foley, Lecturer in Marketing, WIT Business School

Professor Irene Sheridan, Head of Extended Campus, CIT

Event Fee 

IAM Student members: FREE

IAM members: FREE

Non-IAM members: €20


For further information on this event please contact the seminar organiser: 

Prof. Denis Harrington – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , IAM Teaching and Learning SIG Chair

Date: Tuesday 1st May
Time: 09.00 – 13.00
Venue: Business School, Waterford Institute of Technology (Auditorium, Tourism and Leisure Building), Main Campus, Waterford

IAM /British Academy of Management Research Methodology SIG

Teaching Research Methods to Business and Management Students

All Day Event, 31st March 2017

UCD Smurfit Business School

Cost: £30/€36 for IAM members 

Contact: Organiser Dr Joe McDonagh  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for payment details

Theme: “Your Research Methodology Class Has HOW MANY Students?!”

Imparting our knowledge and love of Research Methods can be difficult, particularly with large class/lecture sizes. So, this year the Research Methods SIG of BAM is concentrating on how to teach/lecture/instruct on Research Methods to large, challenging and diverse groups of business/management students. The key focus will be on gaining student attention and keeping it and the speakers will provide space and time for structured collective discussions and activities.


  • Professor Mark Saunders (University of Birmingham)- “Ways of engaging 400 plus students that have worked (at least for me)”

Mark is a well-regarded and very engaging speaker and has made great contributions to previous SIG workshops and conferences. He will speak on how to gain the attention of students in ever growing classes to instil in them a love of, and passion for, research methods in all its wonderful guises. His talk will be based on his undergraduate and postgraduate teaching experience in Britain and throughout the world.

Bio: Professor Mark Saunders is Professor of Business Research Methods.

  • Professor Edel Conway (Dublin City University)- “The interface between teaching and research: Integrating theory, methods and tools.”

This session presents theory as the foundation to understanding research, and research as fundamental to the development of theory. It demonstrates how students can develop better thinking skills and present logically informed arguments based on theory and evidence. Using explicit examples, it shows how such learning can be applied and reinforced through exercises and course assessments.

Bio: Professor Edel Conway (Dublin City University) is Head of the HRM/ Organisational Psychology group at DCU Business School.

  • Christina O'Connor (Maynooth University)- “Case studies: how lived business problems can help students solve problems”

Case studies are a very valuable way of showing students examples of lived business practice and can provide them with the tools to understand the sophisticated nature of business planning and decision-making. Dr Christina O’Connor will suggest some ways in which case studies can be used as a methodology to get students interested in day to day business problems. She will use her experience in marketing practice and research to provide practical examples to help lecturers in lecturing to increasingly large groups of students.

Bio: Dr. Christina O'Connor is Programme Director (Marketing) in Maynooth University School of Business.

  • Professor David Coghlan (Trinity College Dublin)- Title: “Fostering Undergraduate Research through Insider Inquiry: Making Use of Student Work Experiences”.

This session introduces the notion of inquiry from the inside, whereby members of an organisation question their direct organisational experiences from the perspective of being ‘backstage’ and seek to understand its dynamics. It explores how undergraduate students, as participating observers, on placements or in part-time jobs, can develop insider inquiry skills in the mode of clinical research and thereby develop an advanced management capability for their future.

Bio: Professor David Coghlan is a Professor Emeritus and Fellow Emeritus at the Trinity Business School.

The Supervision and Assessment of Research at Postgraduate Level

21st April 2017

National College of Ireland

Further details to follow

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you wish to contribute

Innovative Assessment Approaches in Business Schools

8th April 2016 

National College of Ireland

We are delighted to enclose video link of the recent Irish Academy of Management Teaching and Learning SIG event hosted by the National College of Ireland.


The Sharing of Experience and Research Relating to the Teaching of Management
IAM Teaching and Learning SIG event hosted by National College of Ireland, 29th April 2015  

The Irish Academy of Management hosted its first Teaching and Learning Seminar at the National College of Ireland on April 29, 2015. Titled ‘The Sharing of Experience and Research Relating to the Teaching of Management’ the seminar was a great success with a good number of people attending and a wider diaspora accessing the Seminar online.  

Speakers included: Dr. Mary Fitzpatrick and Dr. Conor Carroll from the University of Limerick, Dr. Simon Stephens from Letterkenny  Institute of Technology, Dr. Claire Gubbins from Dublin City University and Prof. Gary Davies from the University of Manchester.

On the day, a Special Interest Group (SIG) in Teaching and Learning was established. This is the fourth SIG to be established by the IAM.The seminar was funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education.




Professor Bill Roche (Chair)


Past Events

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

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.


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SIG Event 2015

A successful paper development workshop was hosted by NUI Galway on Monday 18th May and was organised by Dr Josephine Igoe, Discipline of Management, JE School of Business & Economics, NUI Galway. Professor Rajneesh Narula, The John H Dunning Chair of International Business at Henley Business School, facilitated this 6 hour International Business paper development workshop.  The workshop had paper presentations by attendees from UCD, DCU, DIT, GMIT and NUIG. The following is the list of presenters:

Dr Josephine Igoe, Lecturer, NUI Galway

Dr Esther Tippman, Lecturer, UCD

Margaret Talbot, PhD student, NUI Galway

Dr Marty Reilly, Lecturer, DCU

Jennifer Dann, PhD student DIT.

The workshop was kindly supported by the Irish Academy of Management and Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway.

SIG Event 2014

The 2nd Annual Paper Development Workshop of the Irish Academy of Management SIG in International Business, will be held on Wednesday, 17th December 2014 at the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, UCD, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. The workshop will begin at 10.30 and will be followed by a social evening. Ideas papers, short papers and full competitive papers are all welcome (competitive entry), to be submitted by close on business on the 5th of December, 2014 to one of the conference organisers, Dr Esther Tippmann, UCD; Professor Pamela Sharkey Scott, University of Maynooth,  or Dr Sinead Monaghan of Rutgers University. Further details on our LinkedIn page above.

















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