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

Business Placement Information Evening tomorrow!

Maynooth University School of Business first year & second year students!

Want to get some full-time work experience before you graduate?

Keen to apply the knowledge from your classroom in a real business environment?

An Information evening for our Business Placement programme will take place at 6:30pm on October 26th, 2016 in CB8 (Callan Building, North Campus).

All first and second year single honours students are welcome.

My interview with Siobhain Scanlon – Musgrave Graduate Programme Officer

At a recent site visit at the Musgrave Distribution Centre in Kilcock, I learned that Musgrave is the largest private sector employer in Ireland.  Not only that, but they also have a fascinating graduate programme which considers applications from graduates of all disciplines, and many of these graduates remain with the organisation in management roles.

The deadline for applying for the programme is October 27th 2016, and I recently had the privilege to interview the Graduate Programme Officer, Siobhain Scanlon about the initiative.  The interview is now available on the Musgrave Graduate Programme YouTube site, so for some insight on how to prepare to apply, click here.

Work, ethics & occupational choice survey – Information Sheet.

Why is this research being conducted?  This survey is being conducted to determine if there are relationships between an individuals personal ethical position (whether they demonstrate ethical characteristics that align with the position of a subjectivist, a situationist, an absolutist or an exceptionalist), and the value they place on work choices (i.e their preference for a job, a career or a calling), and the extent to which they engage in vocational ideation or career planning. The study utilises a survey instrument developed by R.L Forsyth in 1980 to identify personal ethical positions, and a question from Wrezniewski et al. (1997) to determine work values.

Why am I being asked to take part?  Understanding one’s dominant personal ethical position or disposition is a crucial part of developing self-awareness which can impact on how students engage with the subject of business ethics.  In this research, an attempt is being made to test whether this position can influence other important areas of concern to students, such as occupational choice, and work ethics and values.

What will participation involve?  You will be asked to complete an online questionnaire which should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. No further studies are planned at present, but if you would like to indicate that you are willing to participate in future studies, it will be possible to provide an email address at the end of the study.

What will you ask me about? The first five questions will collect demographic information related to your current programme, your year of registration, age, gender and nationality.  Then you be asked to read three short pieces of text and identify which position you identify with most.  This is followed by three short questions about your current career or occupational planning activities.  Finally, you will be presented with 20 statements and asked to indicate your level of agreement with each of these.

What are the possible benefits of taking part in this research? This is an opportunity to participate in a research project and learn (from the inside) about how such studies are undertaken.  It also means that you will get a deeper appreciation for the research which informs portions of the business ethics modules in Maynooth University School of Business.

Do I have to take part?

Participation is entirely voluntary. You are under no obligation to take part.  If at any stage during the research you feel that you no longer wish to take part, that is completely fine and you are free to withdraw from the survey.

Is the study confidential? Yes.  The data will not be reported in a way that will make any individual or group visible or identifiable.

What will happen to the data?

All data collected will be treated in confidence and will be held anonymously and securely. Any potentially identifying details will be removed.  It is possible that some of the data from this research might be included in academic reports, articles or academic presentations.

As per Maynooth University’s Research Integrity policy ‘all primary data (anonymised where relevant and feasible) [will] be held for a minimum period of ten years following publication.’  This anonymised data will be stored on USB device in a locked cabinet to which only the researcher will have access.    The data will be encrypted and password protected. When this timeframe has elapsed the data on the USB will be overwritten.

It must be recognized that, in some circumstances, confidentiality of research data and records may be overridden by courts in the event of litigation or in the course of investigation by lawful authority. In such circumstances the University will take all reasonable steps within law to ensure that confidentiality is maintained to the greatest possible extent.

 

Who can I contact to find out more about this research or the project?

You can contact the researcher at john.g.cullen@nuim.ie