NUI Galway's school of business to host major international conference

NUI Galway’s JE Cairnes School of Business and Economics will host the 18th annual Irish Academy of Management Conference 2015 on September 3/4.

Some 240 delegates from 17 countries will come together at NUI Galway for this international event, during which 140 research presentations will feature from a diverse range of speakers, focusing on the conference theme which is ‘Towards Socially Responsible Management'.

Dr Alma McCarthy, IAM Conference chair, says the conference promises to provide lively debates and insights on a broad range of business and management issues across all disciplines.

"Galway is a great venue for international conferences and this year the IAM conference has attracted a particularly high number of international delegates from countries including Japan, Australia, Israel, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada and the US.”

As well as research presentations, there are a number of keynotes and symposia taking place during the conference. A plenary roundtable discussion will examine the future of management education and research impact with panellists from Australia, the UK and Ireland. Three high-level thematic symposia will take place with panels of expert speakers.

The conference keynote address will be delivered by Professor Andrew Pettigrew, professor of strategy and organisation at Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. Professor Pettigrew’s address will examine the impact leaders have on organisational performance.

A gala dinner will be held for delegates in Hotel Meyrick on the evening of Thursday September 3. Conference sponsors include Fáilte Ireland, The Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway, the JE Cairnes School of Business and Economics, NUI Galway and Morans on the Weir.

Formed in 1997, the Irish Academy of Management is the leading professional association for management studies, research and education on the island of Ireland. The IAM conference has grown significantly in the past 18 years and now attracts leading academics in the business and management field in Ireland, as well as academics from universities across the globe.

For further information contact Dr Alma McCarthy, IAM conference chair, JE Cairnes School of Business and Economics, NUI Galway, at 091 492846 or email [email protected]

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