2019 Dr Joe MacDonagh
Dr Joe Mac Donagh being presented with his award by IAM Chair Dr Felicity Kelliher
It was with great pleasure that the IAM inducted Dr Joe MacDonagh of Technological University Dublin as the 2019 Irish Academy of Management Fellow. Dr Christine Cross, IAM vice-chair delivered Joe’s citation, while Dr Felicity Kelliher, IAM Chair presented the award.
Dr MacDonagh is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and lectures in the College of Business at the Technological University of Dublin. He comes from a long line of those committed to serving others. He is the grand-nephew of one of the signatories of The Proclamation. His granduncle Thomas MacDonagh was executed in Kilmainham Gaol in May 1916. Joe’s service to both the academic and the wider community is evident in his commitment to a variety of organisations. Joe served as President of The Psychological Society of Ireland from 2003 to 2004. He was appointed as a member of the Life and Ethical Committee of the Royal Irish Academy in 2018; he is Honorary Secretary of the History and Philosophy of Psychology Section of the British Academy of Management and he has been a member of the Research Ethics Board of St James Hospital and Tallaght University Hospital for many years. Additionally, Joe has been involved with the EU Commission’s Research Directorate since 2007, a role which involves reviewing, assessing and allocating research funding to individuals, groups and institutions from various countries within the EU.
Joe has demonstrated his leadership skills through his long-standing service and contributions to the Irish Academy of Management. He was an IAM council member from 2004 to 2016; he held the role of Vice-Chair of the IAM Council from 2011 to 2016 and held the Acting Chair role in 2012. Joe had special responsibility for and acted as Chair of the Awards Sub-Committee from its inception, which he was instrumental in initiating in 2009. This committee receives, considers and finalises nominations for Fellowship, the Whitaker Award and the Business Journalist Award. Finally, Joe was instrumental in leading the complex two-year long process that brought the IAM to incorporated status, as a Company Limited by Guarantee.
2018 Professor Edel Conway
Professor Edel Conway being presented her award by IAM Chair Dr. Felicity Kelliher
Professor Edel Conway is Head of the HRM and Organisational Psychology Group at DCU Business School. Edel is an organisational psychologist with expertise in the areas of Human Resource Management and Organisational Change.
Edel’s reputation as a leading national and international scholar in the HRM field is evidenced by her successful forging of numerous international collaborations and national and international research projects. She has a strong track record in the pursuit of excellent research in world-leading and internationally renowned peer-reviewed journals. She has forged successful collaborations with leading international scholars and is Associate Editor of Human Resource Management Journal and is a member of the editorial board of Personnel Review. A strong element of Edel’s work is her ability to build strong networks and research initiatives. At a wider national level, her reputation as a leading scholar is evidenced by her engagement with practitioners via appointments to advise both civil and public-sector bodies in Ireland. Her approach to collaborating with and mentoring of junior researchers in both DCU and the Irish Academy of Management is an indication of how she views her role in academia.
Edel has demonstrated her excellent leadership skills through her long-standing service and
contributions to the Irish Academy of Management. She was an IAM council member from 2004 to 2017; IAM conference chair in 2008; the Associate Editor of Irish Journal of Management between 2010 and 2012; and the Co-Editor of Irish Journal of Management from 2013 to 2016.
For her commitment to and for her efforts in promoting and developing the study of Human Resource Management and the advancement of the Irish Academy of Management it is with great pleasure that the Irish Academy of Management welcomes Edel Conway as a Fellow of the academy.
2017 Professor Mary Keating
Prof. Mary Keating being presented her award by the IAM Chair, Prof. Margaret Linehan
Professor Mary Keating has had a long career, dedicated to the development of the Human Resource Profession in Ireland and beyond. An occupational psychologist, Mary is a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin, a Research Fellow of the International Institute for Integration Studies (IIIS) at TCD and a Fellow of the Salzburg Seminar. Her research Interests include: Cross-cultural Management with a focus on International Human Resource Management and Leadership and Human Resource Strategy and Practices. Mary’s significant professional contributions to management encompass a long history of publications in renowned academic journals, alongside key leader roles including chairperson of the Irish Association of Industrial Relations (2006), the Irish Country Coordinator for GLOBE (Global Leadership and Organisational Behaviour Effectiveness) Project and as Programme Director, MSc in International Business at TCD, ranked 5th in Western Europe for International Management (Eduniversal 2017). As a teacher and mentor Mary Keating has had a major formative influence on countless HR practitioners and others active in business and public life in Ireland and beyond. Her influence on the early careers of a number of senior HR academics and members of the IAM has also been profound. A major part of her legacy to the field and to the academy will be through her selfless and inspirational work as teacher, mentor and role model. It is with great pleasure that the Irish Academy of Management welcomes Mary as a Fellow of the academy.
2016 Dr. Leo Smyth
Dr. Leo Smyth, recipient of the 2016 award
Dr. Leo Smyth’s background is in psychology, as applied to business and the world of work. He was a founding member of the Psychological Society of Ireland, the professional body for psychologists in Ireland, and he sat on its first Council. He gained his Masters degree in psychology from University College Dublin and his doctorate from the University of Utrecht. After several years in industrial relations and HR he joined the staff of NUI Galway where he was a Visiting Scholar on the Negotiation course at Harvard Law School and then introduced negotiation courses to NUIG at undergraduate and MBA level. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri-Columbia and is on the editorial panel of the Negotiation Journal. Though he is retired from NUIG he still maintains a significant interest in developments within the Faculty of Business and the University as a whole, by supervising postgraduate students and through lecturing at undergraduate and MBA levels. Most of all he is an educator who has inspired generations of students, researchers and those who now lecture with him.
For the Irish Academy of Management he did a great service in organising the first IAM conference in 1998. This was a very important stepping stone, which has led to where the IAM is now. He was described as a “very deserving” recipient of Fellowship and by colleagues as “a really good colleague and advisor” and thus was deemed very worthy to receive Fellowship of the Irish Academy of Management.
2015 Professor Roy Greene
Prof. Roy Green being presented with his award by the IAM Chair, Dr. Margaret Linehan
Professor Roy Green is a former Chair of the Irish Academy of Management and is currently Dean of the Business School at the University of Technology Sydney. He graduated from the University of Adelaide and gained his PhD from the University of Cambridge, where he was also a Research Fellow. He has worked in universities, business and government in Australia and overseas, including as Dean of the Macquarie Graduate School of Management and here in the Business School at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Roy has advised governments in Ireland and Australia, and published widely, on areas including innovation policy and management as well as trends in business education. He has undertaken research projects with the OECD, European Commission and Enterprise Ireland. In particular, he recently co-ordinated an 18 month Australian Government funded project by the Australian Business Deans Council on The Future of Management Education.
He has played a substantial role in the development of the understanding of the role of business and of management education in Ireland’s and Australia’s economies and much of the material you read about him highlights this.
But it his personal qualities which stand out when I mention him to academics from different institutions. Most noticeably, that he is a person of great vision, who is able to create waves, positively, in dreaming up big ideas and big projects. One example of many is his asking the world renowned architect Frank Gehry to design the striking new Business School in the University of Technology in Sydney. Most of all he is regarded as someone who has had a profound effect on all who have worked with him. His contribution to management teaching, research and policy has been exceptional and so that is why Professor Roy Green is the 2015 recipient of Fellowship of the Irish Academy of Management.
2014 Dr.Noel Harvey
Dr. Noel Harvey being presented with his award by the IAM Chair, Dr. Margaret Linehan
Dr Noel Harvey of Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) received the 2014 Fellowship Award. Noel has a substantial record of service to the Irish Academy of Management, and has been on the Academy’s Council or worked as our Treasurer since soon after the Academy was founded. He has carried out his roles with generosity and courtesy and the IAM now has the healthiest finances in its history. Noel is a highly regarded Senior Lecturer at GMIT, where he has supervised many postgraduate students in his research area of industrial relations. He has been published by the LRC, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, and others. He is the Chairperson of the Irish Association of Industrial Relations and has organised the Countess Markievicz annual lecture and James Connolly Memorial Seminars. He has organised two very successful Irish Academy of Management annual conferences at GMIT, thus setting a precedent, which has been followed by many other conferences in recent years. Noel is a dedicated, honest and passionate individual who is a great ambassador for his college, for his research area and, especially, for the Irish Academy of Management. He is generous with his time and advice, and his courtesy in carrying out his duties is a model for all in his profession and it gave great pleasure to the Academy to award Noel a Fellowship of the Irish Academy of Management 2014.
2013 Professor Mike Morley
Professor Mike Morley, recipient of the 2013 award
Mike Morley is currently Professor of Management at the University of Limerick. He is a scholar of international repute who has contributed to the active and high impact research culture in his university. He has co-authored or edited fifteen books and over 100 journal articles and book chapters. Among his recent books are International Human Resource Management and International Assignments, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), and New Directions in Expatriate Research (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006). In addition to his own research he makes generous contributions to scholarly publications around the world. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Managerial Psychology, and is a member of the Editorial Board of nine other international journals.
As Mike is a proud and accomplished user of the Irish language part of the citation was delivered in Irish.
Is é atá tábhachtach a rá faoi Mike ná ní amháin go bhfuil saothar suntasach acadúil déanta aige, ar a bhfuil sé chomh umhal faoi, ach go bhfuil flaithiúlacht agus croí aige do dhaoine eile. Bhí sé seo soiléir in a chuid oibre daonnúla ar son na mbocht i Háití agus san Afraic Theas. Is duine é a fheiceann fulaingt a chomharsan agus a dhéanann a dhícheall cabhrú leis. Is duine freisin é atá an-fhial leo siúd atá níos sóisearaí ná é féin agus i ngach eagraíocht lena bhíonn baint aige. Níl in Acadamh Bainistíochta na hÉireann ach ceann amháin de na heagraíochtaí sin. Anuraidh thug sé onóir ní amháin do Ollscoil Luimnigh ach do ghairm bainistíochta na hÉireann ar fad nuair a rinne se sár-eagrú ar chomhdháil Chónaidhm Idirnáisiúnta na nAcadamh Léannta Bainistíochta (IFSAM). Thóg sé roinnt blianta de phleanáil agus beidh tairbhe againn ar feadh blianta fada le teacht. San IAM thug sé seirbhís fhada iomráiteach i ngach post, mar Eagarthóir ar Iris Bainistíochta na hÉireann agus mar Chathaoirleach ar an Acadamh san áireamh. Tá sé diograiseach faoi gach rud a dhéanann sé agus chomh maith le bheith paiseanta faoin ár dteanga Gaeilge, ár n-ealaín agus ár gcultúr is duine é a spreagann iad siúd a bhíonn ag obair leis. Mar gheall air seo agus ar go leor cúiseanna eile is duine fíor-fhiúntach é chun Comhaltacht Acadamh Bainistíochta na hÉireann a bhronnadh air.
What is important to say about Mike is not just his substantial academic contributions, about which he is very modest, but rather his generosity and concern for those around him. This was evidenced by his humanitarian work on the profound poverty in Haiti and in South Africa. He is someone who thinks a great deal about the suffering of others and tries to do something about it. He is also very generous with those more junior than himself and in every organisation to which he gives his time. The Irish Academy of Management is but one of many. Last year he honoured not only the University of Limerick but the Irish profession of management as a whole by successfully hosting the International Federation of Scholarly Academies of Management (IFSAM) conference. It took years of planning and will benefit us for many years to come.
In the IAM he has had a long and distinguished record of service at every level, including as Editor of the Irish Journal of Management and as Chair of the Academy. He is deeply committed to everything he does and besides being passionate about our Irish language, art and culture he is someone who inspires those with whom he works. For this and many other reasons he is a particularly worthy recipient of Fellowship of the Irish Academy of Management.
2013 Professor Aidan Kelly
Professor Aidan Kelly, recipient of the 2012 award
William Aidan Kelly was educated in UCD, where he gained his basic, masters and doctoral degrees before becoming a lecturer there and eventually becoming UCD’s Professor of Business Administration in 1987 and then Dean of the Faculty of Commerce from 1989 to 1995. As Dean of Commerce he helped develop Ireland’s first Diploma in Business Studies (DBS) programme for non-business graduates. He then became UCD’s Vice-President for Development in addition to being a Governing Body member and a member of their Board of Asian Studies. He has most recently been active in promoting and delivering UCD’s business programmes in Asia, especially in China. He is highly regarded not only in Ireland and has held visiting appointments at Berkeley, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Shanghai, amongst others. He has also provided management development programmes for the United Nations throughout Africa and Asia.
His research interests span the fields of human resource management and industrial relations and his work has been published extensively. For many he is best known for his seminal research on changing patterns of industrial conflict, undertaken with his friend, colleague and Fellow of the IAM Dr Teresa Brannick. Also highly regarded was his work on white collar unionisation. Very importantly he founded and edited the Journal of Irish Business and Administrative Research (IBAR) in 1978 before overseeing its transition to the Irish Journal of Management. IBAR was an important milestone for business and management studies in Ireland and has provided an important outlet for Irish scholarship over several decades.
Beyond his many academic achievements, Aidan Kelly is probably best known as a kind, generous, friendly, modest and unassuming man who has acted as mentor to many people who have subsequently made their mark in business and academia. He takes great satisfaction from the achievements of former students and great pride in his native city of Limerick. A long distance runner of some repute, Aidan ran marathons when there were just a handful of competitors.
Aidan Kelly has shown his passion for business and management education, and his contribution to advancing scholarship in business and management studies in Ireland has been substantial and far reaching. He is therefore a very worthy recipient of the award of Fellowship of the Irish Academy of Management.
2012 Dr. Tom O'Toole
Dr Tom O'toole, recipient of the 2012 award
Fellowship is the highest award we can bestow to an IAM member and few are more worthy than Dr. Tom O’Toole, Head of the School of Business in Waterford Institute of Technology. He has extensive management and research experience working within the higher education sector in Ireland and overseas. He is a graduate of NUI Galway and of Strathclyde University where he gained his PhD. He is an active and a researcher who is generous with his time and advice in mentoring colleagues, student and members of the community. A mark of his success has been the €10 million in funding he attracted to WIT in research and knowledge transfer funding from national and EU sources.
In his own research he looks at market relationships and networks and more specifically, the governance of inter-organisational relationships. He also looks at social exchange theory to examine collaborative governance modes and the strength of inter-firm cooperation strategies. He has actively fostered research networks and linkages both in Ireland and internationally and he is the epitome of best research practice. Though he is very busy with his administrative and research work he has been an active member and leader within the Irish Academy of Management, as a member of the editorial board of the Irish Journal of Management, as the Chair of the Council of the IAM and in many other parts of the Academy.
His Chairmanship of the IAM was characterised by great clarity and by a desire to make the Academy all that it could be. He brought it to a new and even better developmental phase, building on what had been done before. Though he is no longer on the IAM Council he is a very generous supporter of the IAM with his time and his advice and that is something for which we are very grateful. He has achieved with other professional bodies and is also a Fellow of the Irish Marketing Institute plus being an important member of the Industrial Marketing and Purchasing Group (IMP - International Research Group). An indication of the esteem in which he is held can be seen from his having been asked to work on a large number of government working groups and national research evaluation committees.
Looking at his academic and community work I see a keen desire to improve the lot of his region, the South East, by sharing his expertise so as to nurture enterprise development and to help those who want to create employment in his area. He is also a board member of the Kilkenny Arts Festival and anyone who has attended that festival knows that it has been of significant economic and personal benefit to people from that region and to all who have had the pleasure of attending.
But above all he is a person of integrity and everyone I asked about him said that he is very loyal and that he is a pleasure to work with. He is regarded with great affection by his colleagues, his students and certainly those who have worked with him on the IAM Council.He brings great professionalism to what he does as well as having great energy and passion for his research as well as for his friends and colleagues. Without him WIT would not have been what it now is and without him the IAM would not have been what it now is. He is a scholar and a person of the very highest standing and it is a great honour for me to be able to say that Dr. Tom O’Toole has been awarded Fellowship of the IAM.
2011 Dr. Terry Cradden
Dr Terry Cradden, recipient of the 2012 award
One of the reasons for this is the commitment, generosity and imagination of those who founded the Academy.
One of those people was Dr. Terry Cradden, who is now retired but who has worked hard to ensure that the discipline and study of management grows and prospers both in the north and south of Ireland.
From the very earliest days of the Irish Academy he organised cross border and cross community initiatives such as our conference when, as one person told me, it was neither easy nor fashionable. He was brave and visionary in asking Derry Council for funding for the IAM conference he organised, in the belief that such funding would be an investment in the social and human capital for the region and the island as a whole. We can see from the peace, prosperity and progress in our island how important this has been. One person suggested to me that he is a “good citizen” and that “his work and dealings have been marked by a profound commitment to social justice”
As a lecturer at the University of Ulster he contributed significantly to the development of business education in Northern Ireland, which has expanded significantly in the last twenty years.
In terms of research he is a former editor of IBAR, a forerunner of the Irish Journal of Management. Without journals, and those who edit them, academia in particular and society in general would be an impoverished place and this alone has been a significant contribution to the academic community and society as a whole.
One of his major research areas has been labour history. Given the economic pressure exerted on labour rights and human resources there is more need than ever for labour historians such as Dr Terry Cradden as, in the words of George Santayana, “those who cannot remember the past are destined to re-live it”
Personally he has seemed from all those I have talked to to be a “very popular person” and has made a great difference to the lives of all those with whom he has come in contact.
For these reasons and more Dr Terry Cradden is awarded Fellowship of the IAM.
2011 Professor Paul Teague
Professor Paul Teague, reciepient of the 2011 award
Paul Teague is the Martin Naughton Chair of Management in Queen’s University Belfast. His PhD is from the London School of Economics and has been a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Massachusetts.
A very well respected first-rate scholar and a kind and modest man, whose work has contributed to our understanding of the worlds of work and employment both in Europe and in Ireland, where he has undertaken important research in areas such as social partnership, workplace partnership and conflict resolution. He is at home in academia and in public policy, where his work has been influential.
He has written widely on the theme of the employment relations consequences of deeper European integration. His books on the subject include the first ever study of the impact of EU laws and policies on the British employment system and the first review of the social dimension to the European Union.
In addition to researching the dynamics of European integration, he has written extensively on the political economy of Northern Ireland, with a particular focus on the labour market performance of Catholics and Protestants. His book, with Paul Bew and Henry Patterson, Between Peace and War: The Economic and Political Future of Northern Ireland, was awarded Political Book of the Year by the Sunday Times in Ireland.
His current research activities concern social partnership and employment performance, and the role of Human Resources functions in dispute resolution during Recessionary times. He has worked with the Irish Government, the EU, plus foreign governments and labour organisations to develop policies and programmes in these areas.
Like Dr Terry Cradden Professor Paul Teague has retained a strong commitment to social justice throughout his career and his colleagues and his research field have felt the full benefit of his ongoing profound contributions. For this reasons and more Professor Paul Teague is awarded Fellowship of the IAM.
2010 Professor Bill Roche
Professor Bill Roche, recipient of the 2010 award
Fellowship of the Irish Academy of Management is the highest honour the Academy can bestow on one of its members and in 2010 it is awarded to Professor Bill Roche.
Bill Roche is Professor of Industrial Relations and Human Resources at the School of Business, University College Dublin and Honorary Professor at the School of Management, Queen's University Belfast. He is a graduate of UCD and completed his doctorate at the University of Oxford, where he was Heyworth Memorial Prize Research Fellow of Nuffield College. He graduated initially in sociology and this influence can be seen in much of his work. Some of his very many research interests include: Change in work and employment, Social Partnership and Union growth and decline. In the last year he was invited to deliver the 31st annual Countess Markievicz memorial lecture, in which he linked Sean Lemass’ contribution to public life to social partnership.
He has held visiting professorships at the University of South Australia, Adelaide and at the University of Melbourne. He was a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence. He is a member of the editorial boards of leading journals, including The British Journal of Industrial Relations; Industrial Relations; Human Resource Management Journal and Labour and Industry. He publishes in the very top four star, journals and is one of the most respected scholars in his field internationally. It was suggested to me by one person that “I do not know of another person with his standing in Ireland”
He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He was the first Dean of the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, where he was also Director of Research and Head of the doctoral programme. He is the author and editor of numerous books.
He has led or contributed to significant strategic reviews undertaken by such bodies as the Labour Relations Commission, The National Economic and Social Council, the National Centre for Partnership and Performance and IBEC. He has served on the Councils of the Economic and Social Research Institute and of the National Centre for Partnership and Performance and on numerous boards in UCD. He is a regular contributor to TV, radio and newspaper coverage of human resource and industrial relations themes.
He has also played an important role in aspects of business and management education in Ireland including a role in the early development of the IAM and the Irish Journal of Management. In fact he has been a consistent contributor to Irish journals and to debates in this country as well as publishing in high impact international journals.
In spite of his busy schedule he finds time, as a proud Wexford man, to coach a hurling team. One of his colleagues told me that, as a true business lecturer, he had identified the inefficiencies in the team’s performance and produced a manual to optimise their playing patterns.
He is talked about with affection; as someone who is generous with his time and who shows great respect for those around him.Ultimately he is a great contributor who has made a difference to the lives of those around him.
An outstanding academic, member of the community and of the IAM, Professor Bill Roche is the very worthy recipient of Fellowship of the Academy.
2009 Dr Teresa Brannick
Dr Teresa Brannick, recipient of the 2009 award
Dr. Teresa Brannick was one of the first members of the Irish Academy of Management and was founding editor of IBAR. She is a past editor of The Irish Journal of Management and is currently its Editor in Chief. Her work as an academic editor of an important publication provided Irish academics with an outlet to share, and learn from, research experiences, ideas and interests.
Professionally, she was a Lecturer in Industrial Relations in UCD. What struck me when researching this citation was the great respect and affection in which she is held by her colleagues and by members of the IAM.
2009 Professor Patrick Gunnigle
Professor Patrick Gunnigle, recipient of the 2009 award
Prof. Patrick Gunnigle was Professor of Business Studies and Head of the Department of Personnel and Employment Relations at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick. A graduate of University College Dublin and Cranfield School of Management, he has authored or co-authored 16 books and over one 100 refereed journal papers and book chapters. He is considered one of Ireland’s leading human resource management scholars and was a founding member of the Irish Academy of Management. A former Fulbright Scholar and current Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD), Paddy is former co-editor of the Irish Journal of Management, and current member of the Editorial Boards of the Industrial Relations Journal., the Human Resource Management Journal and Employee Relations: The International Journal. He holds Visiting Professor appointments at Paris II University and the University of Cadiz.
2009 Professor Kathy Monks
Professor Kathy Monks, recipient of the 2009 award
Kathy Monks is Professor of Human Resource Management at Dublin City University. Kathy was a founding member of the IAM and was one of its first Chairpersons. Her substantial contribution continued when she worked as editor of the Irish Journal of Management. She organised the first conference of the Academy at DCU in 1997 and has always displayed an outstanding commitment to the Academy in whatever role she has occupied.
Professionally she is Director of the Learning, Knowledge and Innovation and Knowledge Centre at DCU. She is responsible for the very strong research culture in this centre and in other places in DCU. I am told she is, as a senior and eminent researcher, very supportive of her colleagues and has mentored very many people to develop personally and professionally. Those who spoke to meet wanted me to mention her kindness, solicity and generosity.
2009 Dr. Jim Walsh
Dr. Jim Walsh, recipient of the 2009 award
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.