15th Annual Conference of the Irish Academy of Management
5th - 7th September 2012
"Transforming Management Research & Education:"
In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, and the looming environmental crisis, management researchers have increasingly addressed the fundamental cultural, economic and organizational challenges that societies across the world are facing. The unifying theme of the 2012 conference is that of 'transformation': what new methodologies, theory-building approaches and areas of investigation does the management academy need to create value for our stakeholders.
The conference will have 2 keynote addresses this year, by Prof Martin Curley Director of Intel Labs Europe and co-director of the Innovation Value Institute and Prof Peter McKiernan Professor of Management, Strathclyde University, Business School.
The first keynote address is to be given by Prof Martin Curley Director of Intel Labs Europe and co-director of the Innovation Value Institute on: Industry-Academic Partnerships: using open Innovation to Accelerate Development.
Professor Curley is uniquely placed to comment on industry academic partnerships. While head of IT Innovation at Intel he wrote his doctoral dissertation on the development of the Information Technology Capability Maturity Framework (IT-CMF). This framework, which is rapidly becoming the global standard for IT Management, is at the heart of the Innovation Value Institute an industry-academic open innovation research partnership based in NUI Maynooth. In 2011 the Irish government awarded the centre funding as a national competence centre. Professor Curley will explore the challenges, opportunities and benefits of high impact open innovation networks.
Prof Peter McKiernan Professor of Management, Strathclyde University, Business School, will deliver the second keynote address on: 21st Century Academic Career. The last generation of academics in business and management have experienced a seismic change in their portfolio of duties. Where previously there was a more gentile lifestyle of community based teaching and some writing, now there are rankings and a multitude of metrics that goes with the audit society in which we work. But, what of the future? The evolving technological context might change the shape of higher education beyond our recognition and alter the duties of the next generation of academics or even led to the end of the species itself. The lecture will explore the future of higher education from a European base and address the challenging times ahead.
On Friday 7th for the first time the IAM conference will run 3 Professional Development Workshops:
by Professor Anne Sigismund Huff, Professor of Research Development at NUI Maynooth
In this interactive and practical session Professor Huff will give the benefit of her experience supporting research and publication by academics and practitioners. The focus is on finding and developing links with those who have similar interests as a way of deepening scholarship.
by Dr Theo Lynn, Director of MarketingLab, DCU
This session will discuss what shapes citations of academic publications and their influence. It will explores how new forces in social networks and search engine optimisation impact these processes. Participants will gain an understanding of social network processes and practical actions that they can take to leverage social media for their own academic impact while minimising reputational risk.
by Professor Peter McKiernan, University of Strathclyde Business School
In this interactive session, Peter will share his experience as an editor, journal founder, academy leader, and former head of school.
Full details of the conference, and the doctoral colloquium, can be obtained on the Irish Academy of Management's website: http://www.iamireland.ie
Last updated: August 15, 2012