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Does Management Matter?

Posted on: 31 Aug 2018

Does Management Matter?

Chaired by Dr. Ronan Carbery and Dr. Ultan Sherman, the 21st Irish Academy of Management Conference will take place at UCC from the 3rd to 5th September 2018.

Since its formation in 1997, UCC academics have played a significant part in the Irish Academy of Management becoming the leading professional association for management studies, research and education on the island of Ireland.

Dr. Jim Walsh, a former lecturer at UCC, served as IAM’s first Chair and organised the first Conference on Management Research in Ireland in 1996. In addition, CUBS faculty members Professor Anthony McDonnell and Dr. Carol Kelleher previously served as editorial board members of IAM’s prestigious journal, the Irish Journal of Management.

With over 240 attendees, the 2018 conference will be IAM’s largest to date and include an array of global speakers who will asking “Does Management Matter”.

Among those addressing the conference are keynote speakers; Professor Carol T. Kulik and Vice Admiral Mark Mellett.

As a leading expert in gender diversity and President of the Academy of Management, Professor Kulick’s address on gender equity initiatives is highly anticipated among HR professionals, particularly as the conference will be her only speaking engagement outside of the US and Australia this year.

As the Chief of Staff of the Irish Defence Forces, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett will lean on his extensive experience to argue for a valued based leadership system which promotes greater autonomy, employee voice and risk management.

In addition to the keynote speeches and paper presentations, the conference will also feature a number of specialist masterclasses.

Chaired by Professor Matthias Beck and Professor Thomas Lawton, the Doctoral Colloquium will focus on the role of publications and conference presentations during the PhD journey.

The Meet the Editor Session is chaired by Professor Edel Conway (Human Resource Management Journal) and features editors from a number of prestigious journals including; Professor David Collings (Journal of World Business), Professor Anthony McDonnell (Human Resource Management Journal), Professor James Cunningham (The Journal of Technology Transfer), Professor Thomas Lawton (Long Range Planning), and Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan (Irish Journal of Management), and Professor Michael Morley (European Management Review).

Led by IAM Vice Chair, Dr. Christine Cross, the Early Career Workshop provides an opportunity for academics early in their careers to learn about some of the key skills necessary to advance their career in academia, grow their network, and to receive advice and guidance from our panel.

Dr. Sean Lucey chairs the Research Funding Symposium, which seeks to provide useful advice on how to identify funding opportunities and how to craft successful funding applications.

Professor Bill Roche will host an Employment and Organisation Special Interest Group Symposium, discussing the emergence, nature and effects of the gig economy.

Finally, Professor Alma McCarthy will lead a symposium charting the Impact of Technology on Leadership in Organisations.