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2015 Annual Conference, NUI Galway

Welcome to the 18th Annual IAM Conference which will be hosted by the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) from 3-4 September 2015. The conference will be preceded by the Doctoral Colloquium 2 September 2015. The IAM conference is a blind peer-reviewed international conference.

NUI Galway is situated along the banks of the River Corrib in Galway city on a 260-acre campus with picturesque grounds, state-of-the art facilities, and first class recreational amenities.

Conference Programme & Schedule

The Doctor Colloquium takes place 2nd September 2015 from 8.15am – 5.00pm. The conference takes place 3rd and 4th September 2015. The full schedule of speakers, symposia, parallel tracks and presentations is available here.

Fuseami – the smarter networking app

To improve business networking, the 2015 Irish Academy of Management Conference is pleased to adopt the fuseami networking app. fuseami is a revolutionary new mobile app to help you to business network smarter. Discover and connect with those other professionals that are most relevant to you at this conference.

  • Automatic discovery – fuseami will automatically discover and recommend the most relevant professionals for you to
  • Relevance – what makes fuseami special is it’s custom relevance engine. This intelligently searches for areas of relevance
  • In common – fuseami will show you what you have most in common with the recommended connections.
  • Control - fuseami puts you in control of your networking activity. Only connect and communicate with those that you want
  • Your unique requirements – fuseami allows you to search for professionals with unique skills or other requirements.
  • Pre-conference – with fuseami, you can start networking with other attendees before the conference even starts.

Simply – download, login with your LinkedIn account, choose the 2015 Irish Academy of Management Conference and start networking with other delegates.

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Conference Theme

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

Conference Venue – NUI Galway

Since its establishment in 1845, NUI Galway has developed a strong tradition of research and scholarship within an academic environment that emphasises the student experience. From an initial intake of 63 students in 1849, NUI Galway is now a thriving community of 17,000 students, of which over 2,000 are international students, representing some 92 countries across the globe. NUI Galway is a leading international, research-intensive university, ranked among the top 250 universities in the world. Many of NUI Galway’s alumni and academics have become leaders in their fields in Ireland and far beyond, including physicist, George Johnstone Stoney, who discovered and named the electron; Alice Perry, the first woman engineer in the world; many leaders in political and public life, including President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins; writers and actors, John McGahern, Thomas Kilroy and the founders of the renowned Druid Theatre Company.

The J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics at NUI Galway has grown rapidly in recent years to over 2,100 undergraduate and postgraduate students and a teaching staff of over 60 spread across the Disciplines of Accountancy and Finance, Business Information Systems, Economics, Management and Marketing. The School has built a reputation for teaching and research excellence, confirmed by external quality evaluations and accreditations (including AMBA, EPAS and CIPD), as well as wide-ranging exemptions for major accounting bodies. The School offers a wide range of programmes, from undergraduate degrees to executive education, tailored to deliver the specific professional skills required to succeed in a globalised and competitive environment. The School’s outstanding faculty are recognised as experts in their field by practitioners and by other academics, and its ambitious and motivated students come from over 40 countries. The School’s graduates are highly employable and many of its 14,000+ commerce, business and management alumni have become leaders in their fields.

Conference Location – Galway City

The IAM Conference also provides an excellent opportunity for delegates to visit Galway city and its hinterland. Galway is located on the West Coast of Ireland, which sits on the River Corrib between Lough Corrib and Galway Bay. Galway is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city steeped in culture, rich in folklore and famous for its cobble-stoned streets, quaint shops, charming restaurants, and is known as Ireland's Cultural Heart and is renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals, celebrations and events.

Home to the world-renowned Druid Theatre Company, Macnas Street Theatre Company and An Taibhdhearc, there is much to do in this wonderful city.

From the prehistoric fort of Dun Aengus on the Arann Islands, the most westerly point in Europe, to Connemara and the Burren, Galway boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

This video provides a brief snapshot of some of what Galway city and its hinterland region has to offer. Further information on Ireland’s idyllic West Coast region is available here and the Wild Atlantic Way is a world-famous coastal route that spans seven of Ireland's counties, with some breath-taking scenery along the way from Donegal in the north to Cork in the south and taking in Counties Sligo, Galway, Clare, Limerick and Kerry, the Wild Atlantic Way is a journey of discovery.

See the Travel and Accommodation webpage for more information on Galway and its hinterland.

Dun Aengus, Arann Islands
Dun Aengus, Arann Islands

The Burren, Co Clare
The Burren, Co Clare

This video provides a brief snapshot of some of what the city and region has to offer. Further information on Ireland’s idyllic West Coast region is available here.


We look forward to welcoming you to Galway.

      Dr. Alma McCarthy                        Dr. James Cunningham                        Dr. Andrea McNamara                        Emma Brinton
       Conference Chair                       Doctoral Colloquium Chair                       Conference Manager                       Conference Manager
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