Business and Law

Irish Academy of Management 2018

The 2018 Irish Academy of Management conference will be held in Cork University Business School, UCC from the 3rd to 5th September 2018 and chaired by Dr. Ronan Carbery and Dr. Ultan Sherman.

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.

Category: Conferences: Business and Law
Time: 9am - 6pm
Location: Western Gateway Building
Target Audience: Academics
Admission Price: € 350
Contact: Ronan Carbery

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