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.

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

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).