Irish Academy of Management Conference 2015

The 2015 Irish Academy of Management conference takes place on the campus of NUI Galway on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th September, preceded by a doctoral/PhD colloquium on Wednesday 2nd September.

The 2015 IAM conference theme is ‘Towards Socially Responsible Management?’ which will examine key issues and debates regarding the future of management in its broadest sense using a multi-stakeholder approach. The keynote plenary sessions will focus on the future of management education and research.

Check out http://iamireland.ie/annual-conference/2015-annual-conference-nuigalway.html  for more information.

1st International Conference on Self-Initiated Expatriation

Greetings from the prestigious Toulouse Business School (EQUIS, AACSB, AMBA accredited), which is hosting the 1st international conference on self-initiated expatriation (28-29 May 2015). With ca. 50 participants representing institutions as far away as Massey University New Zealand and the key academics in this growing field, the inaugural conference is a huge success. Self-initiated expatriation is a phenomenon which has been receiving increasing academic attention in international management and international human resource management literature in the past decade. It highlights the fact that most international mobility is self initiated as opposed to sponsored by organizations, and that much research remains to be done in this area, unpacking the motivations, experiences and challenges Continue reading here [...]

WSJ EXPAT

WSJ EXPAT is The Wall Street Journal’s new hub for expatriates and global nomads spanning the globe. They have a wide range of stories, both practical and anecdotal—covering topics like housing, personal finance, and cultural “expatiquette,” to adjustment, family challenges, and global careers.

They would love to know — and write — about the research you may be pursuing in this area, with full credit to you and your colleagues. Please send them content they can cover.

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The WSJ Expat team

Seminar by Anna-Kaisa Kuusisto-Arponen, Migration, Transnationalism & Diaspora Cluster, Maynooth University

Maynooth University Visiting Professor of Geography, Anna-Kaisa Kuusisto-Arponen, will be giving a special seminar about her research this Wednesday 25th March at 4pm in the NIRSA/NCG Seminar Room, Maynooth University north campus. All are welcome! ”Try not to recall -- forget, that is the only way you will survive here”: Practices of institutional care & transcultural emotional ties among unaccompanied refugee minors  Unaccompanied refugee youth must confront the gap between institutional care (government agencies and NGOs) and their own existential subjectivities which include a complex of transcultural emotional ties, whether real or imagined. Recent changes to Finnish national immigration law has meant that family reunification is now almost impossible for minors; many unaccompanied Continue reading here [...]

Prof Anja Weiss meeting with Maynooth University Migration, Transnationalism & Diaspora Research Cluster

Prof Anja Weiss (https://www.uni-due.de/soziologie/weiss.php) is visiting Maynooth University (as part of the ‘New Deals’ research project) on Tuesday 24th February and will meet with the Migration, Transnationalism & Diaspora Research Cluster (https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/research/research-themes/people-place-and-environment) from 10:30-11:30 (venue: NIRSA seminar room, 2nd floor, Iontas Building). 
Her work is wide-ranging, but key areas of interest include skilled migration, (transnational) approaches to social inequalities, and the glocalisation of medical knowledge.

National University of Ireland Maynooth’s Postgraduate Scholarships

Note the upcoming deadlines for National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM) postgraduate scholarships. The John & Pat Hume scholarship closes on 6th May 2014. The Taught Masters Bursaries deadline is 2nd June 2014. Application forms and terms and conditions for both schemes will be available for download from the Graduate Studies website. Click on the website link for the respective application form and further information: http://www.nuim.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships 

What national and regional overviews of sustainability in business, management and executive education tell us (and what they don’t!).

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 My recent study of the growth of the sustainability discourse in the field of business, management and executive education indicated that the field has undergone considerable growth over the last two decades, and that this growth accelerated in recent years.  … Continue reading

Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference 2014

The 17th Irish Academy of Management conference takes place at the University of Limerick from 3-5 September 2014. The conference theme - Managing in a Changing Climate: Leading to New Realities - encourages participants to explore important and new issues in management in the context of a business and social environment that is in constant change. Hosted by the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, abstracts are being sought from a broad range of management disciplines, with PhD candidates and postgraduate researchers, as well as more seasoned academics invited to participate. There is a doctoral colloquium on 3rd September, with the conference proper taking place on 4th and 5th September. Abstracts of 500 words (250 words for the doctoral track) should be uploaded online Continue reading here [...]

Harvard Business Review ‘Data into Action’ Blog by Dr Christina Donnelly

This month Harvard Business Review is focusing on ‘Data into Action’, and have published a blog focusing on the research of Dr Christina Donnelly, Programme Director for Marketing within the School of Business. This blog captures insight taken from Dr Donnelly’s most recent publication on Small Business and the use of loyalty card data published in the International Small Business Journal. This discussion focuses on the small and medium-size firms’ access to highly formalised data (big data). The blog acknowledges that even if these businesses do manage to acquire consumer data, there’s still more work to be done... View this Post at http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/12/small-businesses-need-big-data-too/ Continue reading here [...]

Sabbatical Post – Crossing The Line

Nicosia is the last divided city in Europe - a title inherited when Berlin was unified over 20 years ago. You can step across the Green Line dividing the city without much fuss these days. The authorities on the south side minimise the perception that this is a de facto border. Those on the north side make every attempt to convince you that you have stepped into another jurisdiction.  Most of what first hits you in the narrow lanes there are street vendors selling cheap goods of all sorts to attract the southern and tourist euro. But there are some interesting sights to see that have been left over from previous occupations. Selimye mosque is one such venue. Built by the Lusignans in the 12th century it was subsequently taken over by the Ottomans in the Middle Ages when it became a mosque. Continue reading here [...]