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2016 Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference

Dates: 31st of August - 2nd of September

The 19th Annual IAM Conference will be hosted by the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, which is situated in Blackrock on the south side of Dublin.

The conference starts at lunchtime on Wednesday 31st August and concludes at lunchtime on Friday 2nd September 2016. The conference will be preceded by a PhD symposium on the morning of Wednesday 31st of August.

The IAM Conference also provides an excellent opportunity for delegates to visit Dublin, which is the centre of celebrations for the 2016 anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising and Proclamation.


Programme Summary:

Wednesday 31st August

The doctoral colloquium begins at 8.30am with a presentation from Professor Jason Shaw, incoming editor-in-chief of the Academy of Management Journal. Details of the colloquium will be e-mailed to participants. PhD students who have submitted papers to the main conference and also wish to attend the colloquium may do so but should e-mail Prof. John Geary (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

The Main Conference commences at 1.30pm with a parallel paper session. A light lunch will be available from 12.30. The registration desk will be open from 8am. The conference welcome reception will be held in the UCD Smurfit Restaurant at 17.30.


Thursday 1st September.

Parallel paper sessions commence at 9am and finish at 5.30pm. The conference dinner starts at 7.30pm at the Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge.


Friday 2nd September

Parallel paper sessions commence at 9am. The conference finishes with lunch at 1pm.


A detailed programme with individual paper times can be found here: http://programme.exordo.com/iam2016/ 


Plenary Sessions

We have a number of interesting roundtable plenary sessions relating to the conference theme:

Wednesday: 4.00pm - 5.30 pm: Business and Economic Development in Ireland, 1916-2016, featuring two of Ireland's leading historians Professor Mary Daly (President of the RIA) and Professor Cormac O' Grada (UCD) and two prominent business and economics journalists Dan O'Brien and Brian Carey (Sunday Times), and chaired by Professor Bill Roche (UCD).

Thursday: 2.00pm - 3.30pm: Looking forward for Ireland: How do we become sustainable? featuring Stephen and David Flynn (the Happy Pear), Aoife Connaughton (2Degrees) and Carmel McQuaid (M&S), chaired by Professor Andy Prothero and Dr Donna Marshall (UCD).

Thursday: 2.00pm -3.30pm: Towards a pluriversal world of academies of management, Professors Bill Cooke and Nic Beech representing the British Academy of Management.

Friday: 11.00am -12.00pm: The Annual Countess Markievicz Lecture 'Re-imagining Labour: attempts at reforming trade unionism from within, 1864-1975' delivered by Dr Emmet O'Connor one of Ireland's most distinguished labour historians, in association with the Irish Association of Industrial Relations.

Friday: 11.00am -12.00pm:  'Shared Value: What is it, how does it work, how does it matter, and to whom?', a roundtable panel discussing the concept of Shared Value and the Shared Value Ireland network, featuring  Dr Maeve Houlihan (UCD College of Business VP T&L), Dr Penelope Muzanehamo (UCD VAA Proudly Made in Africa Fellow), Mr Killian Stokes (Entrepreneur, Lecturer in Business and Global Development), Ms Marian Curry (Ericsson and Chair Shared Value Ireland Founder Group) and Mr Conall O'Caoimh (Director Value Added in Africa).

Friday: 12.00 - 1.00pm: Ethics and employment in 2016, featuring Patricia King (ICTU), Rhona Murphy (IBEC) and Michelle O'Sullivan (University of Limerick), chaired by Professor John Geary (UCD).



We look forward to meeting you in Dublin.


Conference Chair, Dr. Colm McLaughlin
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Abstract submission is now open closed. Conference registration is now open at http://iam2016.exordo.com/  (you will be required to set up an account first if you haven't one already).

Conference Theme: 'Ireland 2016: Re-imagining business and the role of ethics'

UCD Outside

The 2016 commemorations of the 1916 Easter Rising invite us to remember our past and imagine a better future. As part of these commemorations, the 2016 Irish Academy of Management Conference will examine ethics in business – past, present and future.

There will be papers and symposiums that explore the concept of ethics in its broadest sense and across multiple levels – individual, organisational, sectoral, national and international. The conference will examine the ways in which business and the business community can make a contribution to building a sustainable and ethical economy and society.

The recent financial and economic crises provide fertile ground for the exploration of ethics in business and the role of institutions and regulations in supporting ethical behaviour and we have a number of contributions exploring these issues. We also received submissions that will examine what we can learn about ethics in business through analysing unethical behaviour and good ethical practices and which celebrate the positive contribution of business to building an ethical, sustainable and inclusive society.

2016 also provides us with the opportunity to reflect further and more broadly on the contribution of management, trade unions, policy makers and other organisational actors to the creation and development of the Irish state, and we have a number of plenary sessions that will do this.

Key Dates

CONFERENCE 31st August - 2nd September 2016

Doctoral Colloqium 31st August 2016, 8.30am

  • Registration NOW Open at: http://iam2016.exordo.com/
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline: June 15th 2016
  • Submission of Final Papers: June 30th 2016

Conference Director: Dr. Colm McLaughlin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Conference Manager: Bernie Cramp (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Doctoral Colloquium Chairs: Profs John Geary and Donncha Kavanagh (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Contact and further information

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Website: www.iamireland.ie

Registration and full paper submission: http://iam2016.exordo.com/ 

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Registered Charity

The Irish Academy of Management Research and Education trading as The Irish Academy of Management. Registered in Ireland under Company Registration Number: 582083. Registered Charity Number: 20108106 
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