Business School to host seminar “Practitioners as knowledge producers”


Business School and Irish Academy of Management will host seminar on “Practitioners as knowledge producers’” on Wednesday 5 April at Cork Road campus

For very many years there has been concern about the limited impact of research on the practice of management. Recent contributions highlight requirements for increased flexibility, more integration with the professional workplace, a greater emphasis on partnership and a broader and more complex understanding of the production of new knowledge.


In response to these developments, WIT Business School in association with the Irish Academy of Management will host a seminar which will address these issues and also facilitate discussion on the approaches through which practicing professionals can better access pathways for development for themselves and their organisations. It will focus on how we can enable working executives to develop themselves in deeper and more concentrated areas of management theory so as to become knowledgeable in, and contribute to, the literature and practice of management.

Management education

Commenting on the event Professor Denis Harrington, head of graduate business, WIT said; “We are pleased to be hosting this event in association with the Irish Academy of Management which we hope will be of interest to practising managers, doctoral students and faculty. Despite extensive research into the area of management, there continues to be much debate about how knowledge is created and shared both internally in organisations, across organisational networks and through management education. This seminar will consider these debates and discuss ways in which business schools might better meet the needs and expectations of researching professionals”.

The Facilitator

The seminar will be facilitated by Professor Peter Stokes, Professor of Leadership and Professional Development in the Leicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University (Leicester, UK). Peter has taught, researched, published and reviewed extensively in leading management journals. He has also applied his work through national and international knowledge transfer and consultancy projects across a range of business sectors encompassing utilities, construction, publishing, aerospace, diplomatic, emergency services and local government.

“The Irish Academy of Management is delighted to be involved with WIT in hosting this very timely seminar.  This event will give an opportunity to attendees to hear Professor Peter Stokes, a leading expert in the field of knowledge transfer in organisations, together with providing a forum for discussions, and importantly provide time for networking.  On behalf of the Irish Academy of Management, I would like to sincerely thank WIT for hosting this seminar,” Professor Margaret Linehan, Chair of the Irish Academy of Management said.

The details

The seminar will be hosted by the business school in Executive Room D01, WIT main campus and will commence at 3pm, April 5th.  Materials will posted online for those interested in accessing seminar slides and readings.

Further details on the seminar contact: Professor Denis Harrington, Head of Graduate Business, WIT.  

If you are interested in attending the event please RSVP Ms Margo O’Dowd, Graduate Business Administrator, email [email protected]

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