DCU Business School Professor David Collings became the Chair of the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management.


Professor David Collings of DCU Business School has become the 51st Chair of the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management. He is the first non-US scholar to be elected to this role. The Academy of Management is the largest academy of business and management academics, with approximately 20,000 members globally, and the HR Division is one of the largest Divisions in the Academy with over 3,500 members.

Commenting on his election Professor Collings noted:

“It is a tremendous honour to be elected Chair of the HR Division by my colleagues in the Division. The Division is the largest and highest impact group of HR scholars in the globe and celebrated its 50th anniversary in the past year. My election as the first non-US Chair of the Division is reflective of the increasing global impact of the Division, something that has been a key priority for the Division for a number of decades. My term also comes at a very important time for HR research and practice. The COVID-19 pandemic is at its core a human crisis and HR leaders have been core to organisational responses to the pandemic. Now more than ever HR researchers have a critical role to play in developing evidence-based guidance for organisations as they plan for the future of the workplace and the future of work.”

On behalf of the faculty, Professor O’Gorman, Executive Dean noted:

“On behalf of DCU Business School staff, I would like to congratulate Dave as he begins his term as Chair of the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management. We know that Dave will bring great expertise and experience as an eminent HR scholar to this role and we’re proud that he will represent DCU Business School on the global stage, particularly as the first non-US scholar to hold this role.”

David Collings is Professor of Human Resource Management and Associate Dean for Research at Dublin City University Business School. He previously held faculty positions at the University of Sheffield and National University of Ireland, Galway and visiting positions at King’s College London, Nanyang Business School in Singapore and Cornell University as a Fulbright Scholar. He is an elected Member of the Royal Irish Academy and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

He is a leading international expert on talent management, global mobility and the future of work. He has been named as one of the most influential thinkers in the field of HR years by HR Magazine on four occasions. He has published in leading international outlets including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management and Organization Science and eleven books. His work is regularly cited in media and other outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and the BBC.

He is Associate Editor of Academy of Management Perspectives, former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of World Business, Human Resource Management Journal and the Irish Journal of Management and sits on the editorial boards of multiple journals including Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management and Journal of Management Studies.

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