Dear Colleagues and Collaborators, 


Greetings from Ireland. I wanted to take the opportunity to remind you that the closing date for submissions to the 11th World Congress of the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management  ( ), which we will host here at the University of Limerick from June 26th - 29th, is approaching. 


With an outstanding line-up of 11 Keynote Speakers,  22 Thematic Tracks, 8 Regional Forums and a Doctoral and Early Career Consortium, all convened by leading scholars from around the world, IFSAM 2012 under the theme "Management Re-imagined" offers a truly global platform for debating the state of our field. 


Our confirmed Keynote Speakers are:


Professor David N. Abdulai, Executive Director, Graduate School of Business Leadership, University of South Africa. 

Professor Jean M. Bartunek, Robert A. and Evelyn J. Ferris Chair and Professor of Organization Studies, Carroll School of Management, Boston College, US.

Professor Nakiye Boyacýgiller, Dean of the Sabanci School of Management, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey. 

Professor Eric Cornuel, Director General and CEO of European Foundation for Management Development, Brussels, Belgium. 

Professor Dirk Holtbrügge, Head of the Department of International Management, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany.

Professor R. Duane Ireland, Distinguished Professor and Conn Chair in New Ventures Leadership, Mays Business School, Texas A & M University, US. 

Professor Susan E. Jackson, Distinguished Professor of Human Resource Management, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University, US. 

Professor Randall S. Schuler, Distinguished Professor of Strategic International Human Resource Management, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University, US.

Professor Neharika Vohra, Professor of Organizational Behaviour, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India.

Professor Malcolm Warner, Wolfson College and Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK. 

Professor Noor Inayah Yaakub, Professor of Comparative Islamic & Banking Law, Faculty of Economics and Management, Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia. 


Extended abstracts of up to 2000 words for Papers, Symposia and Posters, in the Thematic Tracks and Regional Forums, are invited via the website <>  up until January 31st, 2012. Submissions are also invited via the website for participation in the Doctoral Consortium and the Early Career Consortium. 


We look forward to welcoming you to Ireland, to the historical City of Limerick and to the magnificent riverside campus of the University of Limerick. 






Professor Michael Morley

IFSAM 2012 World Congress Chair 

Kemmy Business School

University of Limerick




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