Cork University Business School at UCC, are proud to host the 21st Irish Academy of Management (IAM) Conference in 2018.
Keynote speakers for the event will include Professor Carol T. Kulik and Vice Admiral Mark Mellet, Chief of Staff of the Irish Defence Forces.
The conference will focus on the theme “Does management matter” and will also feature: a Doctoral colloquium; Meet the Editors including Prof. David Collings (JWB) and Prof. Anthony McDonnell (HRMJ); Professional Development and an Early Career Workshop.
Does Management Matter?
The theme of this year’s conference reflects the dynamic nature of the business landscape. In light of the social, political and economic turbulence of recent years, there is a need to re-examine how organisations have been affected and subsequently have reacted to these developments. More pressing for management scholars is the need to reflect on the role of ‘management’ against the backdrop of this unrest.
Certainly, the urgency of change affecting organisations requires a re-evaluation of what is expected of managers in contemporary firms. Relatedly, what managers themselves now expect of the organisation is a growing line of enquiry too. Indeed, how both employees and employers have reacted to changes in the work environment such as the diversification of employment contracts, have given rise to the emergence of a more individual-led association between both parties, often weakening the centrality of the manager in maintaining an effective employment relationship. However, the advent of new forms of organisations yields novel work arrangements thus creating different requirements for managers at the same time. It may be a case that management is evolving not devolving. Nonetheless, established thought and prevailing truths in management scholarship are being challenged by changes at macro, meso and micro levels. Consequently, it is time for academics to pause and reflect on the consequences of these developments for management.
For more details visit https://www.cubsucc.com/events/irish-academy-of-management-annual-conference-2018/