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WIT Business School in association the IAM will host a seminar

Practitioners as knowledge producers – pathways to advanced scholarship and learning in organizational contexts


April 5th 20173-5pm

Waterford Institute of Technology, Executive Room D01


The environment of the business school has changed radically in recent years with new demands on faculty and increased competition from decreased government financial support for third level education, competition among existing and new providers of business education, and the increased focus on quality of education. At the same time, business schools have also experienced increased demands from the business community for their services in supporting attempts to institutionalize innovation and enhance competitiveness.


For very many years however there has been concern about the limited impact of research on the practice of management. Recent contributions highlight requirements for increased flexibility, more integration with the professional workplace, a greater emphasis on partnership and a broader and more complex understanding of the production of new knowledge. The seminar presentation has been developed in response to such requirements and to facilitate discussion on the approaches through which practicing professionals can better access pathways to high-level knowledge development for themselves and their organisations. In short it will focus on how we can enable working executives to develop themselves in deeper and more concentrated areas of management theory so as to become knowledgeable in and contribute to the literature and practice of management.


The seminar will be facilitated by Professor Peter Stokes, Professor of Leadership and Professional Development in the Leicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University (Leicester, UK). Peter has taught, researched, published and reviewed extensively in leading journals in the areas of, among others: Management Learning and Development, Human Resource Management, Business Ethics, Management Philosophy, Organizational Design, Organizational Behaviour, Critical Management Studies, and Research Methodology.


He has applied his work through national and international knowledge transfer and consultancy projects across a range of business sectors encompassing utilities, construction, publishing, aerospace, diplomatic, emergency services and local government.






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