IAM Doctoral Colloquium 2020 hosted by DCU Business School
Eighty international and national PhD students and leading scholars attended the Irish Academy of Management doctoral colloquium on 26th August, hosted virtually by DCU Business School. This was the first time the event was hosted virtually. Professor Edel Conway of DCU Business School, co-chair of the colloquium, stated:
“Feedback from doctoral students and delegates was that the virtual colloquium was a resounding success”.
Professor Candida Brush, Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College, Professor Anne Keegan, Professor of Human Resource Management at University College Dublin and Professor Michael Morley, Professor of Management at the University of Limerick contributed to a panel discussion on the theme of ‘Stay Motivated and Keep Writing During Covid-19’.
Professor Colm O’Gorman, of DCU Business School and co-chair of the colloquium, stated:
“The panel of leading scholars outlined ways PhD scholars could address the challenges they face researching and writing during Covid-19. They discussed writing strategies, collecting data during COVID-19, and how to deal with feedback and rejection”.
World renowned OB scholar Professor Denise Rousseau, H.J. Heinz II University Professor of Organizational Behavior and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, delivered the keynote address entitled ‘True Grit & Your PhD: Passion and Perseverance on the Journey’.
Dr Margaret Heffernan, organiser of the colloquium, noted:
“Professor Denise Rousseau stressed the importance of both passion and perseverance in achieving long term goals and provided her unique insight into navigating the PhD journey”.
Twenty postgraduate students presented their work across five parallel tracks to experienced supervisors and leading scholars. Each track had a chair and two discussants who had read each paper and provided feedback on their research topic.
Best paper award went to doctoral student Deborah Mireles, from NUI Galway, for her paper ‘Understanding Subsidiary Manager’s Engagement in Strategic Activities in Response to Strategic Issues. How do they know what to do?” The award (in conjunction with British Academy of Management) includes attendance at the British Academy of Management Conference in 2021 and access to an academic mentor to help develop a British Academy of Management paper submission.
The 2020 Irish Academy of Management Doctoral Colloquium was co-chaired by Professor Edel Conway and Professor Colm O’Gorman, together with Dr Margaret Heffernan.