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.

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16th International Conference on Human Resource Development and Practice Across Europe

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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 [...]

Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference 2014

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Irish Academy of Management, WIT 2013

September is recognised by most in Education for the beginning of the new teaching year. But in more recent years, September has come to mean (for me personally) the arrival of the Irish Academy of Management. Last year, my colleagues and I in the Dept. of Management, School of Business had the pleasure of hosting the Conference here on the NUI Maynooth campus and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience (and learned a lot!). This year we ventured to Waterford Institute of Technology for the 16th Academy led by Dr. Felecity Kelliher & her team. I think this was my second visit to Waterford, and as a City I was impressed by the friendly people, the beautiful buildings and the surroundings of water, mountains and busy traffic! The weather did well to add to the overall positive experience. My Continue reading here [...]