Whistleblowing and Whistleblowers: A Psychostructural Perspective

Date: Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Time: 12pm to 1pm

Venue: Eolas Meeting Room 1, First floor, Eolas Building, Maynooth University 

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Since scholarly research began on whistleblowing and whistle-blowers in the early 1970s, the amount of published peer-reviewed in the field has grown steadily. Most of the research tends to follow ‘classic’ definitions of whistleblowing which understand it as containing four main elements: (1) whistle-blowers; (2) the act of whistleblowing; (3) the recipient of the whistleblowing act, and; (4) the organisation who is complained about. Most of this work (which continues to rely on quantitative or experimental studies) continues to present whistle-blowers as heroines, heroes or villains.

This seminar will discuss how a more nuanced, and encompassing definition of whistleblowing can be developed by analysing whistleblowing cases from a psychostructural perspective. In doing so it will expand how we might understand whistle-blowers and whistleblowing. It will also suggest new research avenues which were previously considered ‘settled’ or un-researchable in organisational studies of whistleblowing.

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Are Schwartz & Carroll’s 5 Business & Society Frameworks Still Dominant?

In 2008, Business & Society published Schwartz and Carroll’s description of five central frameworks that had come to dominate the field of Business & Society. Although frequently cited, there has been no empirical analysis or verification of these frameworks or inter-relationships between them. I’ve just completed a paper (which you can download here) which aims to address this by providing bibliometric data on peer-reviewed research outputs conducted on these frameworks since this article first appeared. ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ and ‘Stakeholder Management Theory’ are clearly the most researched frameworks, and ‘Sustainability’ has demonstrated significant growth over the ten years since the article was first published. ‘Business Ethics’ and (to a greater extent) ‘Corporate Citizenship’ appear to have grown less as research fields, but there may be some evidence of areas of ‘cross-over’ between fields. The limitations of this research are discussed alongside avenues and opportunities for developing deeper understanding of these business & society frameworks.

Animals & Organisations – An Ethic of Care Framework

Despite recent developments in the field of human–animal studies and a surge of growth in scholarship in this area, organisational theory has been accused of facilitating the “virtual exclusion” of the non-human animal. This article (now available in online first format), written with Lucy Connolly attempts to address this through its investigation of the non-human in the business and management literature within an ethic of care framework. It does this through a bibliometric review of the articles available in the Social Sciences Citation Index. The focus of investigation is the nature of the human–animal relationship within the articles. It is hoped that this framework will assist scholars in attempts to increase the visibility of animals within our organisations and enhance their moral consideration, as well as facilitate the review of other literatures relating to the marginalised within our organisations.

Publishing from Teaching: How to Turn Teaching Practices into Published Scholarship

A workshop with Journal of Management Education editors Professor Kathy Lund Dean (Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota) and Professor Jeanie M. Forray (Western New England University, Springfield, MA) hosted by School of Business, Maynooth University.

Venue: Maynooth University School of Business

Thursday 24th August 2017 (10.30 – 13.00)

The scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL) research domain has dramatically advanced over the last decade, bringing pedagogical research to the forefront of many institutions’ interests. As an increasing number of important institutional stakeholders gain interest in student learning outcomes, SOTL work can highlight how faculty are engaging with students in meaningful ways. Please join Jeanie and Kathy for an interactive seminar sharing ways to help you turn many forms of your teaching practice into SOTL publications. The facilitators, co-Editors of the Journal of Management Education, will share important publishing process steps and offer a space for small group discussion and individual development of SOTL projects.

After a brief introduction to the session’s aims, workshop participants will discuss their own ideas and current working papers with the facilitators and other session participants. Workshop time will also include whole-group discussion and Q&A, ending with developmental suggestions for participants’ possible SOTL submissions.

This seminar will be of interest to management educators in all third level institutions.  Attendance is free but places are limited.  To book a place, please email john.g.cullen@nuim.ie

Professor Kathy Lund Dean holds the inaugural Board of Trustees Distinguished Chair in Leadership & Ethics in the Dept of Economics and Management at Gustavus Adolphus College.  She has held a number of long-term leadership positions in the Academy of Management and the OBTS Teaching Society for Management Educators.  She is co-editor of the Journal of Management Education, one of the most influential journals in the field of management education, and is founding co-editor of Management Teaching Review.  Her research streams are diverse and range across ethical decision-making in new managers, and spirituality and religion in the workplace and she has published in a number of highly ranked management publications including Academy of Management Learning & Education, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management Education, Journal of Management Inquiry, Organisational Research Methods, Journal of Organisational Change Management, and Academy of Management Executive. 

 

Dr. Jeanie Forray is Professor of Management and Director of the Management Institute at Western New England University. She is a Fellow of the Eastern Academy of Management and past-President of the OBTS Teaching Society for Management Educators. Jeanie spent 15 years as a manager in the entertainment industry prior to her academic work. Jeanie teaches in the areas of organizational behavior and theory, leadership and change, cross-cultural management, developing intercultural competence, and business and its environment/corporate social responsibility.

Jeanie’s current research focuses on the development of leadership skills, the use of experiential teaching methods in management education, and career development within higher education.  Her articles have appeared in Journal of Management Education, Management Learning, Journal of Management Inquiry, Organization Studies, Group & Organization Management, and a number of edited volumes.

Jeanie is co-editor of the Journal of Management Education (JME) and was the founding editor of Organization Management Journal and founding co-editor of Management Teaching Review. Jeanie has served as guest co-editor for special issues on the Principles of Management Education (for Journal of Management Education) and Human Resource Management and Organizational Change (for Journal of Organizational Change Management).

 

Summer Internships & Graduate Opportunities in Deloitte.

The deadline for applying for a Summer internship is this Friday at 5pm.  Michael Delaney is a recent Maynooth Business & Accounting Graduate who participated in the Summer Internship Programme and went on to train in the Graduate Programme for Consulting with Deloitte.  I spoke with Michael recently about the Summer Internship programme and other opportunities for Maynooth business students and graduates in Deloitte.

You can watch this video (7 minutes and 30 seconds) by clicking here.

Some additional information is below.

The Deloitte 2017 Summer Internship Programme is now open!

The Deloitte Summer Internship is now open for applications. Every year we welcome over 100 undergraduates to the internship programme, which will run from June to August 2017.

All positions are now available for applications on www.deloitte.ie/students.

We accept applications from all disciplines and diverse backgrounds including science, engineering and arts.

An internship at Deloitte is a fantastic way to get up close to the world of business. As well as vital work experience, every intern will get a good idea of whether we are the firm for them.

Further information on how to apply can be found on the Deloitte student page. Some helpful links are below:

The A-Z of Our Application Process

The 4P’s of interviewing

Deloitte Summer Internship Programme is Now Accepting Applications

Deloitte are currently beginning to hire students for Summer internships at the moment.  A recent Maynooth Business & Management Graduate who is currently participating in the Graduate Programme for Consulting with Deloitte has been in touch to confirm that a number of their current intake for consulting had previously completed internships with the firm and benefited by getting to know the organisation and get a feel for the opportunities after graduation.

Some more information is below.

The Deloitte 2017 Summer Internship Programme is now open!

The Deloitte Summer Internship is now open for applications. Every year we welcome over 100 undergraduates to the internship programme, which will run from June to August 2017.

All positions are now available for applications on www.deloitte.ie/students.

We accept applications from all disciplines and diverse backgrounds including science, engineering and arts.

An internship at Deloitte is a fantastic way to get up close to the world of business. As well as vital work experience, every intern will get a good idea of whether we are the firm for them.

Further information on how to apply can be found on the Deloitte student page. Some helpful links are below:

The A-Z of Our Application Process

The 4P’s of interviewing