Conference Chairs

Professor Brian Harney

Conference Chair

Brian Harney BA (Hons), MBS, PhD (Cambridge), MCIPD is Associate Professor in Strategic HRM at DCU Business School and Programme Director of the MSc in HRM (gradIreland Best Postgraduate Business Course, 2016). Brian’s research on strategy and HRM in SMEs and knowledge intensive sectors has received over 15 Best Paper awards and has been widely published including in the Human Resource Management Journal, International Journal of Human Resource Management and Advances in Industrial and Labour Relations. He is the author of three books including Strategy and Strategists (Oxford University Press) and an edited collection Strategic HRM: Research and Practice in Ireland (Blackhall/Orpen). In 2015 Brian was a recipient of the DCU President’s award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, having previously won the new lecturer category. Brian is Irish Ambassador for the HR Division of the Academy of Management and is an Academic Fellow at the University of Cambridge. He has held visiting positions at the University of Renmin and Capital University Economics Beijing in China, at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, Queen’s University Belfast, and was a visiting Fellow at Boston University (May-June 2016). Brian sits on the editorial board of the International Journal of Human Resource Management, Employee Relations and the Irish Journal of Management and serves as an elected Board Member for the European Academy of Management, Council Member of the Irish Academy of Management and Judge for the HR Leadership Awards (Ireland) and the annual Gov HR Summit (GCC).

Professor David Collings

Programme Chair

David Collings is Professor of HRM and Associate Dean for Research at Dublin City University Business School in Ireland. He previously held faculty positions at the National University of Ireland, Galway and the University of Sheffield and visiting positions at King’s College London, Nanyang Business School in Singapore and Cornell University as a Fulbright Scholar. He is a leading international expert on talent management and global mobility. He has been named as one of the most influential thinkers in the field of HR for four consecutive years by HR Magazine (2014-2017). He has published numerous papers in leading international outlets and seven books and his work is regularly cited in media and other outlets. His most recent book The Oxford Handbook of Talent Management with Wayne Cascio and Kamel Mellahi published in 2017. He sits on a number of editorial boards including Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management and Journal of Management Studies and is co-Editor- in-Chief of Journal of World Business and former Editor-in- Chief of Human Resource Management Journal. He is also permanent chair of the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management’s workshop on talent management.

Professor Pawan Budhwar

Professional Development Workshop (PDW) Chair

Pawan Budhwar is a Professor of International HRM at Aston Business School and the Joint-Director of Aston India Centre for Applied Research, Birmingham, UK. He is also the Co-Editor-in-Chief of British Journal of Management and Associate Editor of Human Resource Management. Pawan is the co-founder and first (now past) President of Indian Academy of Management, an affiliate of the Indian Academy of Management. Pawan’s research interests are in the broad area of managing human resource in Emerging Markets with a specific focus on India. He has published over 110 articles in leading journals and has also written and/or co-edited 18 books. He has guest edited around a dozen special issues of leading journals. Pawan has regularly received research grants from a variety of funding bodies, including the industry. He has served as an advisor to the Commonwealth Commission for scholarships and fellowships for six years and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, British Academy of Management, the Academy of Social Sciences and the Indian Academy of Management. He is also a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He has successfully co- organized a number of major International conferences, has served as a track chair on many international conferences and has regularly organized professional development workshops at the major international conferences. He has been invited to deliver keynote speeches at major conferences and won many teaching and research related awards. He has been a member of the AOM since 1996 and was the All Academy Caucuses Chair in 2009. Pawan has been a member of a number of AOM task forces (e.g., ‘welcoming international members’, find the best contributor to the field of IHRM and also led the ‘adopt a new member’ initiative at the 2010 Annual AOM Meetings) and is an Ambassador for India for the HR Division.