Dr TK Whitaker receiving the inaugural award from Minister O'Cuiv TD
The Irish academy of Management make three special annual awards. The award of Fellowship of the Irish Academy of Management is in recognition of a contribution to the discipline and/or practice of management and to the Irish Academy of Management organisation. The Irish Academy of Management Whitaker Award is awarded in recognition of exceptional, usually lifetime, contribution to the discipline and/or practice of management in Ireland. The Irish Academy of Management Distinguished Contribution to Business Journalism Award recognises the contribution of a business journalist who has reported in depth on an area such that it has made a significant impact on the public’s understanding of that area, typically by clarifying a large amount of complex or contradictory detail to inform policy debate further.