Professor David Collings elected to the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management
David Collings, Professor of HRM and Associate Dean for Research at Dublin City University Business School has been elected to the leadership track of the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management. During his five year term David will serve as PDW Chair, Program Chair, Division Chair-Elect, Division, Chair, and Past Division Chair. He is the first non-US based scholar to be elected to this position in the Division.
The Academy of Management is the preeminent professional association for management and organization scholars. Members are professors and Ph.D. students in business schools at universities, academics in related social science and other fields, and practitioners who value knowledge creation and application. Founded in 1936, the global membership today is nearly 20,000 strong, spanning more than 120 countries, with 71 members in Ireland.
The Human Resource Division is one of the largest Divisions of the Academy with approximately 3,500 members. The Division is dedicated to understanding, identifying, and improving the effectiveness of HR practices to facilitate organizational competitiveness nationally or internationally, encourage individual growth and development, and enhance individual performance, work-related attitudes, and well-being.
Commenting on his election, David noted
“It is such an honour to be elected by my colleagues to serve in this important leadership role. The HR Division is the leading global group of scholars focused on advancing our understanding of human resource management and our membership are at the cutting edge of global advancements in the area. It is exciting to play a small part in moving forward this agenda.”
He further noted
“My appointment as the first non-US based chair of the Division reinforces how international the Division now is. With almost half the membership now coming from outside the US the HR Division is now a truly global group. My predecessors have very put in place a number of initiatives to embrace this global diversity and engage our global members. These include a highly successful ambassadors programme and the development of an international conference which coincidently will be hosted by Dublin City University in 2019.”
David Collings is Professor of HRM at Dublin City University Business School in Ireland where he is co-director of the Leadership and Talent Institute. Prior to joining DCU, David held faculty positions at the National University of Ireland, Galway and the University of Sheffield. In 2017 he was a visiting Fulbright Scholar at Cornell University’s Industrial and Labor Relations School and he has also held visiting positions at King’s College London and Nanyang Business School in Singapore.
He is a leading international expert on talent management and global mobility. His work focuses on how organisations can develop more strategic approaches to managing talent and delivering sustainable performance. His current research explores issues such as the shifting nature of employment and managing performance in organisations. He is a regular speaker at corporate events and his recent speaking and consulting engagements include organisations such as the Bank of Ireland, the Danish Confederation of Industry, EADS Airbus, Enterprise Ireland, GE, Intel, KPMG, Medtronic, Novartis and Stryker. He has been named as one of the most influential thinkers in the field of HR for four consecutive years by HR Magazine (2014-2017). In 2017 SiliconRepublic named him as one of 14 people leading the discussion on the future of work. He has published numerous papers in leading international outlets and seven books and his work is regularly cited in media and other outlets. His most recent project, The Oxford Handbook of Talent Managementwith Wayne Cascio and Kamel Mellahi published 2017.
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