27 September 2016
By Bryan T. Smyth
Dr Margaret Linehan, Head of School of Humanities at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) has accepted an International Award from the British Academy of Management (BAM) recognising her outstanding contribution to the field of management. The Award is made by invitation only, and other awardeees this year were, Professor Martin Grimmer from the University of Tasmania, Peter Cheese, CEO of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (UK) and Anne Francke, CEO of the Chartered Management Institute (UK).
The British Academy of Management is the leading authority on the academic field of management in the UK, supporting, and representing the community of scholars and engaging with international peers.
Dr Linehan was presented with her award at BAM’s 30th Annual Conference, hosted by the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK, which was attended by 960 delegates. She was nominated by Prof. Sir Cary Cooper, President of BAM and Prof. Nic Beech, Chair of BAM, and supported by the BAM selection panel. Prof. Beech presented the award to Dr Linehan in recognition of the publication of 17 books, over 65 internationally peer-reviewed journal articles, 12 book chapters, 10 reports, 80 international conference presentations, and for her valuable contribution to the Irish Academy of Management. Dr Linehan said “I am honoured and delighted to receive this award and I was surprised to learn that only four people internationally were nominated for the award.”
This is the first time that BAM has presented this award to an Irish Academic, thus recognizing CIT as a quality research institution. Dr Linehan is currently supervising five PhD Theses and two Master Theses at CIT.