Dr. Jim Walsh was the founding Chair of the Irish Academy of Management and was instrumental in growing the Academy’s membership and extending the network to include international academics and researchers. The multi-national representation at this and previous conferences is a testimony to his foundational work. He has taken a keen interest in the work of the Academy and contributed to its development and standing in academic communities throughout Ireland and abroad.
He is a Senior Lecturer in UCC and is the Director of the MBA programme there and has made a significant contribution to the field of individual, executive and institutional learning. Personally he has been described to me as being witty and having a great joie de vivre and sense of humour. He has made a substantial contribution to the IAM, to his profession and during his time in business.
Most importantly, he has made a profound difference to the lives of many students, colleagues and those who have carried out research with him and his legacy is evident both in the IAM and in the significant influence of those who worked and studied with him. For these reasons and more he is awarded Fellowship of the IAM.