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IAM Symposium: The place of critique in the Irish Business School

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March 5th, 2-5 pm Irish Academy of Management Symposium: The place of critique in the Irish Business School

Professor Marianna Fotaki, keynote speaker followed by a panel discussion

Critical research into business, management, and economics is vital if universities want to stay relevant. Mainstream and traditional ways of doing business, and teaching business, have repeatedly been shown to be lacking. Yet in Ireland’s business and management schools, scholarship that challenges and critiques long-standing assumptions about the best way to study and to practice is often sidelined or dismissed. The pursuit of short-term economic goals is frequently prioritized at the expense of examining its negative impacts, and of exploring alternatives. In this focus, Irish business schools mirror those in the UK and the US, as is often the case in our open island.

But today, critical and reflexive thought is essential if we wish to prevent mistakes and injustices to which previous frameworks have given rise. It is a good time to do this. It is ten years since the financial crisis. With a nationwide expansion of the business school sector, we are seeing new research avenues and curricula proposed. Debate on the nature of this sector is urgent—what issues need researching? How should we reflect on the sector’s past? What is the role of the Irish business school in critiquing the status quo?

This symposium begins an ongoing conversation among critical business, management and economics scholars in Ireland. We wish to explore what such approaches entail: the challenges, obstacles, and joys of working in this way. We are pleased to host speakers who have a long-standing commitment to critical approaches – in both their work and practice.

Critical Management Studies has a growing presence worldwide. It is an established division of the Academy of Management, the leading association for management and organization scholars. The Critical Management Studies conference takes place bi-annually in the UK and forms a second focus for critical management scholars across the globe.

Professor Marianna Fotaki, Professor of Business Ethics, Warwick Business School

Prof Fotaki is Senior Editor for Organization Studies and co-directs pro bono, an online think tank Centre for Health and the Public Interest a charity that aims to disseminate research informing the public and policymakers (http://chpi.org.uk).

See Fotaki, M. and Prasad, A. (2015) "Questioning Neoliberal Capitalism and economic inequality in business schools", Academy of Management Learning & Education, 14, 4, 556-575.

Event location: Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (RSAI), 63 Merrion Sq., Dublin.
Event fee: Free but requires registration. Kindly supported by the Moral Foundations of Economy & Society Research Centre (UCC/WIT)
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: kate.kenny@nuigalway.ie or rgriffin@wit.ie (Corresponding)

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