Cork is Ireland’s second largest city but the locals consider it the ‘real capital of Ireland’! The city centre is surrounded by interesting waterways and is full ofexcellent restaurants driving a burgeoning food scene. The River Lee flows around the centre, an island packed with grand Georgian parades, cramped 17th-century alleys and modern masterpieces such as the Opera House, Crawford Art Gallery and the famous English Market. St Patrick’s Street runs from St Patrick’s Bridge on the North Channel of the River Lee, through the city’s main shopping and commercial area, to the Georgian Grand Parade, which leads to the river’s South Channel. North and south of St Patrick’s Street lie the city’s most entertaining quarters: webs of narrow streets crammed with pubs, cafes, restaurants and shops.
Cork’s dynamism is reflected in contemporary buildings, bars and artscentres. The best of the city is still happily traditional – snug pubs with live-music sessions most of the week, excellent local produce and a genuinely proud welcome from the locals. Within a short distance of the city are the legendary Blarney Stone and Castle, the historic town of Kinsale, and the Jameson Whiskey Distillery. The county of Cork is within the province of Munster and is within driving distance of the Cliffs of Moher, the Aran Islands, the botanically important Burren Region, Bunratty Castle, the Ring of Kerry, and the lakes of Killarney.
Information on travelling to Cork and accommodation for the conference can be found here, while details on registration and submissions are available here.
We are delighted to welcome two high profile keynote speakers to the conference:
Professor Carol T. Kulik is a Research Professor of Human Resource Management at the University of South Australia Business School, and a senior researcher within the Centre for Workplace Excellence (CWeX). Her research focuses on the effective management of workforce diversity and organisational fairness. Current projects are investigating strategies for closing the gender gap in salary negotiations, reducing stereotype threat among mature-age workers, and motivating organisations to invest in diversity management practice. Professor Kulik has been an Associate Editor at the Academy of Management Journal and the Journal of Management. She is in a 5-year leadership track at the Academy of Management (AOM); the track includes serving as AOM President in 2019.
Vice Admiral Mark Mellett (DSM) is Chief of Staff of the Irish Defence Forces. His first Command was the LÉ ORLA in 1992 and he subsequently commanded the LÉ CIARA in 1997 and the Irish Naval Flagship LÉ EITHNE in 2005.
Vice Admiral (VADM) Mellett has held a broad range of appointments in Naval Headquarters and more recently prior to his appointment as Flag Officer in 2010 he was Officer Commanding Naval Operations Command. VADM Mellett was also Commandant of the Naval College and Associate Head of the National Maritime College of Ireland. Prior to his current position, VADM Mellett was the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Irish Defence Forces where he had responsibility for material and support functions, including personnel, finance and logistics in the Army, Air Corps and Naval Service. He has thirty-eight years service, much of it seagoing, including three naval commands.
Conference Theme: Does Management Matter?
The theme of this year’s conference reflects the changing nature of the employment relationship. As employees take greater control of their careers and have a more individual-led association with the organisation, scholars are reflecting on the consequences of these developments for management. So, in light of the social, political and economic turbulence of recent years there is a need for academics to pause, and to re-examine the role of management in 2018.
For this year’s conference, we invite submissions however broadly, in the following tracks:
- Accounting, Finance and Corporate Governance
- Education, Teaching and Learning
- Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
- Industrial Relations
- Human Resource Management
- CSR, Business Ethics and Sustainability
- Operations and Distribution Management
- Strategic Management
- Leadership & Organisational Behaviour
- Critical, Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Management
- International Business
- Technology and Innovation Management
- Marketing and Services Management
- Healthcare and Public Sector Management
- Tourism, Hospitality and Food
In addition to the keynote speeches and paper presentations, the conference will also feature:
- a Doctoral Colloquium
- a Meet the Editors session
- an Early Career Workshop
- a symposium on research funding
- Special Interest Groups symposia