Academic journal article Irish Journal of Management

Editorial

Academic journal article Irish Journal of Management

Editorial

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This special edition of the Irish Journal of Management consists of a selection of the best papers presented at the thirteenth Irish Academy of Management annual conference hosted in Cork Institute of Technology. The 'Renewing the Management Research Mandate' theme of the conference was very relevant in the context of the recent worldwide economic downturn. Many of the papers presented timely evidence and ideas to address management issues in turbulent times.

Approximately 140 delegates from academic institutions in Ireland, Britain, France, Iceland, Switzerland, Australia and the United States attended the conference. The large number of papers presented by academics and postgraduate students were arranged into a number of parallel sessions, including human resource management, organisational behaviour, tourism, teaching and learning, marketing, industrial relations, retailing and wholesaling, strategic management, technology management, accountancy and finance, and healthcare management. Prizes were awarded for the best paper in each of the parallel tracks.

I would like to acknowledge the valuable comments from the various reviewers who contributed to the double-blind refereeing of the papers included in this special edition. I wish to thank Ms Valerie Parker, National University of Ireland, Galway, for her administrative help in compiling this special edition. …

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