Irish Academy of Management Conference 26-28 August 2020 

St Patricks Campus, Drumcondra, Dublin City University, Dublin

Please note that this conference has been postponed until 2021.
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The 23rd Annual Irish Academy of Management Conference will be hosted by DCU Business School, Dublin City University. The venue will be St Patricks Campus, DCU Drumcondra Campus, which is situated on the north side of Dublin.

The conference starts at lunchtime on Wednesday 26th August and concludes at lunchtime on Friday 28th August 2020. The conference will be preceded by a PhD doctoral colloquium on the morning of Wednesday 26th of August.

Conference Theme: Management for a Sustainable Future

The 2020 IAM conference theme is Management for a Sustainable Future.   Building organisations that are sustainable requires leaders that will effectively manage the whole of the organisation’s resources, including environmental, economic and human resources, from a sustainable, global perspective. In an increasingly uncertain world, the Academy must support and develop current and future business leaders that can meet these challenges.

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Abstract Submission Deadline:   Extended to 5 March 2020
  • Notification of Abstract Acceptance:  17 April 2020
  • Full Paper Submission:   27 July 2020
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline:  1 July 2020
  • Registration Deadline for paper presenters:  31 July 2020
  • Conference: 26 – 28 August 2020

The Main Conference Tracks are as follows

  • Accounting, Finance and Corporate Governance- Dr. Orla Feeney (DCU)
  • Education, Teaching and Learning – Dr. Mary Fitzpatrick (UL)
  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management- Dr. Simon Stephens (Letterkenny IT)
  • Work, Employment & Organisation   –  Associate Prof. Na Fu (TCD)
  • CSR, Business Ethics and Sustainability – Dr. Colette Kirwan (WIT)
  • Leadership & Organisational Behaviour – Ultan Sherman (UCC)
  • Strategy and International Business – Dr. Marty Reilly (DCU) and Dr. Donal O Brien (TU Dublin)
  • Technology and Innovation Management – Dr. Grace Fox (DCU)
  • Marketing and Services Management – Dr. Deirdre Fleming (Carlow IT)
  • Healthcare and Public Sector Management – Dr. Vivienne Byers (TU Dublin) 

Keynote Speakers

Amongst our keynotes we are delighted to welcome Professor Anthony Nyberg to the conference: Anthony J. Nyberg is Professor at the University of South Carolina. His research examines how organisations compete through people, specifically the strategic role of pay in the attraction, emergence, retention, and motivation of human capital resources. He publishes in top academic journals, and is currently serving as Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Journal. Prior to completing his PhD Anthony spent nine years as the managing partner for an international financial services firm.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The IAM Conference 2020 postponed until 2021

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and official advice of the Irish Government and Health Service Executive, the Irish Academy of Management has made the regrettable decision to postpone the in-person 2020 Conference until 2021, when we will be hosted by Waterford Institute of Technology. Please go to for further details.