Academy of Management Learning & Education Paper Development Workshop at Maynooth University School of Business

Maynooth University School of Business are delighted to host a paper development workshop for the Academy of Management Learning & Education journalThis workshop will be facilitated by the Journal’s editor, Bill Foster.

The Academy of Management’s paper development workshops provide authors with guidance in developing manuscripts for potential submission to an AOM journal.

The workshop will take place on March 28th this year.  Although the workshops are free and are open to all, numbers will be limited. A short abstract (minimum of 5 pages) is required to apply for the workshop and the deadline for submission is March 1st  2019.

For more information on the workshop and for details on how to submit an abstract, please see


Things to do when visiting Maynooth University for iMOBTS June 2018

If you need to plan some things do and see when you are in or near Maynooth University for the  iMOBTS conference in June 2018 here’s a list of possible activities you might consider.  The Discover Ireland website is a great way of planning your explorations of Ireland, but the links below are some recommended locations close to Maynooth and beyond.

Entries marked ** are accessible from Maynooth by public transport.


Ancient Sites

National Museum of Ireland (Archeology) **



Arts & Culture

Dublin Literary Pub Crawl **

Irish Film Institute

Irish Rock & Roll Museum **

National Gallery of Ireland **

National Library of Ireland **


Castles & Stately Homes

Castletown House **

Dublin Castle **

Kilruddery House & Gardens

Maynooth Castle

Slane Castle

Trim Castle


Film & TV Sites

Game of Thrones

Star Wars

The Tudors



Golf Clubs 

Carton House **

The K Club



Kilmainham Gaol **

The Titanic Experience (Belfast)

Viking Splash Tour of Dublin **



Bray Cliff Walk **

Giants Causeway


Greystones **

National Sea Life Centre **

Museum of Natural History **

Wicklow Mountains



West & South of Ireland

Aran Islands

The Burren

Gap of Dunloe

The Lakes of Killarney

Cliffs of Moher

The Wild Atlantic Way



Sharing Best Teaching Practice, Building International Networks

The next International Management & Organisational Behaviour Teaching Society conference is hosted by Maynooth University School of Business in June 2018.

The conference brings together management educators from throughout Europe and North America, so that we can share our experience of best practices, learn from each other and build learning networks for today and into the future. The theme is broad and we welcome interactive and experiential sessions that share insights into effective (and ineffective) teaching practices and the experiences of educators.

The deadline for submitting a session for consideration is January 22nd 2018.  Visit the conference website ( for details on the types of sessions or papers you may submit.  We are very keen that the conference be led by the community of active management educators.

We would be very grateful if you might also circulate this invitation to colleagues or collaborators who you think might be interested in the conference. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or queries.

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 


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.

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.