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  • Check out our upcoming events!
  • Reaseaching & Teaching Africia in European Business Schools December  8th- see events for details!
  • Check out our seminars in April and May in Events! There is one on Tween Consumption and one on meetings' discourse.
  • Seminar on Challenging Anti-Immigration Discourses: A Culturally Sustaining Systemic Functional Linguistics Praxis with Adolescent Multilingual Learners, Thursday 3rd March 2016 @ 1pm.  Please see 'Events' for more details                                                           
  • Seminar on Psychological Ownership in Contemporary Music Consumption, Friday 26th February 2016 @ 1pm.  Please see 'Events' for more detail                                                                                                                                                                                  
  • Seminar on Bakhtinian dialogical analysis - its use in researching identity, 5th November th @ 1pm.  Please see 'Events' for more details.                                                                                                                                                      
  •  Funded PhD Opportunity - Online investment crowd-funding pitches: Analysing entrepreneurial performances and communicative interactions in the constitution of new enterprises - more details here

    Research  Seminar  Tuesday, 29th September,  on 'Measuring House Prices in the Long Run'  Please see 'Events' for more details                                                                                        
  • Research  Seminar 12pm  Tuesday, 29th September,  on 'Measuring House Prices in the Long Run'  Please see 'Events' for more detail
  • Seminar on Critical Junctures & the Department of Finance, Friday September 18th @ 1pm.  Please see 'Events' for more details
  • We have two seminars in May and at least one coming in June! Please see 'Events' for more details.
  • The Business, Society and Sustainability Research Centre is hosting Prof. McBride’s seminar on ‘Constitutionalising Austerity’ at lunch time April 23rd - see events for more details.  
  • IPSA meeting on 'The Community Sector and Social Partnership 1987-2008, Analysis and Prospects' April 22 - see events for more details. 
  • Dr. Gavin Titley, Media Studies, Maynooth University, will give a talk  on 'Social Media interaction & 'post-racial' discourse' to a joint meeting of the Discourse Analysis Group and Business, Society & Sustainability DIT  Research Centre, Wednesday,  April 15th , 1-2pm, Room 4-083                                                                                                    
  • Dr. Julien Mercille, School of Geography, University College Dublin will give a talk  entitled 'The economy in the media' to a joint meeting of the Discourse Analysis Group and Business, Society & Sustainability DIT  Research Centre, Monday,  March 23rd , 2 -3pm, Room 3-45                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
  • The first launch in the College of Business Leaders in Entrepreneurship series is of particular interest to BSS members as it features Dr. Eddie O'Connor founder of Mainstream Renewable Power. The lecture is taking place in DIT Aungier St., Room 3073, Thursday, January at 6.15pm -8pm. 
  • Prof. Alan Zimmerman City University of New York is giving a DIT College of Business public lecture on the evening of Decemember 10th. More details will be available from the College of Businesss.  Prof. Zimmerman is an international authority on Intellectual Property Rights.
  • Dr. Mary P. Murphy of Maynooth University has kindly agreed to give a talk to the Business, Society and Sustainability Research Centre in DIT Aungier Street on Thursday 5th December, 2014 at 5pm.. This seminar has been organized by Dr. Sharon Feeney.  For more details see Events.  
  • Dr. Vivienne Byers, College of Business DIT,  has organized the Business, Society and Sustainability Research Centre's hosting of 

    Irish Social Policy Association

    Symposium and Annual General Meeting

     

    (in association with the  DIT's Business, Society and Sustainability Research Centre)

     

    “Getting it right this time - Housing and the recovery”

     

    Speakers (biographies below):

     Ronan Lyons (TCD) Housing – where we are now (is there another bubble?)

    Nat O’Connor (TASC) Housing – where should we be going?

    Michelle Norris (UCD) Social and affordable housing and the recovery

     

    4th November 2014

    ALL WELCOME

     

    AGM at 6.00pm

     

    Symposium 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

     

    Management House (1st Floor opp. Library),

    Dublin Institute of Technology,

    Aungier Street, Dublin 2

     

    Free to ISPA members, €5 others. 

     

 

  • Friday October 17th. 11am-12pm:'Intellectual Property Rights' a  Business, Society & Sustainability Research Centre Seminar  by Prof. Alan Zimmerman (City University New York), Room G-023 Dublin Institute of Technology Aungier St.  More details in Events. 

 

  • Congratulations to Dr. John Hogan (School of Marketing) and Sharon Feeney (School of Accounting & Finance), both directors of the Business, Society and Sustainability Research Centre , who  have organized College of Business DIT's hosting of The BISA Postgraduate Network 2014 Annual Conference.  

    17th June 2014

    6.30 pm to 8:00 pm

    at DIT Aungier St. 

    More information available from 

    http://bisapgn.wordpress.com/pgn-conference-2014/

     

 

 

  • Dr. Vivienne Byers, College of Business DIT,  has organized the Business, Society and Sustainability Research Centre's hosting of 

    Irish Social Policy Association

    Seminar 

    “Child Health Outcomes & Free GP Care: Evidence and Relevance” 

    27th May 2014

    6.30 pm to 8:00 pm

    at DIT Aungier St. 

     

  • May27th. 1pm-2pm :'Social Partnership and Economic Crisis in Ireland' a  Business, Society & Sustainability Research Centre Seminar on research by Dr. Nicola Timoney (Accounting & Finance, College of Business, DIT) ,Room 3-081 Dublin Institute of Technology Aungier St.  More details in Events. 
  • BSS members may be interested in the following events organised by DIT collegue, Jim Hanley as part of the   Accounting, Economics and Finance Seminar Series Tuesday 6th May from 1-2pm   Room  4-081:
    Dr. Caner Bakır , Koc University Istanbul, Turkey“Typological Theory of Bank Behaviour: Lessons from Australia, Canada, the US, UK, Germany and Japan during the Global Financial Crisis”
     Dr Damien Cassells, College of Business, DIT
    “Wages and Nationality in Ireland”
     
  • Two Seminars: 1) March 31st, Monday lunchtime: Marian Jennings on 'The use of social media in the workplace-legal challenges and pitfalls'. 2) April 4th, Friday Lunchtime: Olivia Freeman on 'Breastfeeding talk in Irish TV interviews' -see Events tab for more details. 
  • March 14th. 1pm-2pm :'Performance, performativity and second language identities'.(This  informal coversation with  Prof. Ruth Harman,  University of Georgia USA is jointly organised with  with Business, Society & Sustainability Centre).  Room 3-073  Dublin Institute of Technology Aungier St.   (This  informal coversation is jointly organised with the Discourse Analysis Group).
  • March 6th Dr. David A. Nyaluke will give a session on doing business in Africa
  • February 25th. 1pm-2pm :  Business negotiations: A linguistic perspective by Dr. Stefanie Pohle (Institut  für Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Keltologie Bonn University) . Room 3-077 Dublin Institute of Technology Aungier St.   -Joint seminar with the Discourse Analysis Group.  
  • January 27th. 6pm-7pm :  A seminar with  sociologist Thisjs Velema on Organizational status identities and the mobility of professional football players in Europe  Room 2-024 Dublin Institute of Technology Aungier St.   - see events for more detail
  • December 13:  Presentation by History PodcasterZach Twamley  of 'When Diplomacy Fails' on the history leading up to the foundation of the EU - see events for more detail.                                                                                                                                                       
  • Social Justice Ireland’s annual Social Policy Conference will be held in the Croke Park Conference Centre on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 9:30am to 5:00pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
  • Irish Social Policy Association AGM & Symposium, 'Balancing autonomy with protection for vulnerable adults' . Speakers: Patricia Rickard Clarke & Shari McDaid,  6.15 pm November 12th, 2013 at Management House, Dublin Institute of Technology, Aungier St., Dublin 2.                                                                                                                                                         
  • Seminar on meetings & collective minding  on May 29th - see events for more detail.                                                                                                            
  • Seminar on constructing experts identity on May 24th - see events for more detail. 
  • Congratulations to Dr. Paul Donnelly of the centre on winning a prestigious  Taiwan Fellowship. 
  • Congratulations to Dr. Helen Chen(Editor)and other members of the centre on their recent edited volume  on Quantitative Methods.
  • Welcome to Jennifer Manning who  joins the Business, Society and Sustainability Research Centre as a PhD
    student under the supervision of Dr. Paul Donnelly. The recipient of
    a 2012 Fiosraigh Dean of Graduate Students Scholarship, Jennifer's
    research --- titled ‘Alternative Trade and Sustainable Development:
    Understanding Indigenous Women Fair Trade Co-operatives in Guatemala’ --- seeks
    to investigate: 1) the process by which rural indigenous women producers in
    developing economies create co-operatives; 2) how these co-operatives engage in
    fair trade and operate in the global fair trade network; and 3) how sustainable
    these co-operatives are in supporting the livelihoods of rural, indigenous
    women. The project places emphasis on the role of organising as an emancipator
    for indigenous women, thereby challenging the dominant neoliberal economic
    paradigm and focusing on sustainability. The project proposes that
    investigating how and why indigenous women form co-operatives will provide a
    greater understanding regarding the ability of rural, indigenous women in
    developing countries to form organisations, and thus aid in the long term
    development of a socially and economically excluded indigenous community.

    A former student of DIT, Jennifer graduated with first class honours in both her
    BSc in Marketing (2002-06) and MSc in International Business (2006-07). Her
    professional industry experience includes working in the charitable non-profit
    sector and in academia as a project manager on an EU funded research project.
    In addition, she spent two years travelling India, China, South-East Asia, the
    South Pacific, Mexico and Central America, which included working in China as
    an English teacher and volunteering in a fair trade organisation in Guatemala.

     

  • Check out the Events tab for upcoming Business, Society and Sustainability activities - 1pm -2pm Thursday 18th  October we have a seminar on Decomposing bankruptcy, insolvency & receiverships
    processes through narrative analysis.

  •  New EMail list for Ireland-based scholars interested in Work and Organizations: Message from Dr. Kate Kenny, NUI Galway: 'The idea is that there are many events happening at our various institutions, that might be of interest to scholars in neighboring places.   This mailing list is therefore for events andnews items relating to the topics of Work and Organizations, on the island of Ireland. ...Joining the list is easy at:  https://listserv.heanet.ie/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=WSG-IRL&A=1  Please sign up when you get the chance, and do forward to friends and
    colleagues' Great idea!
  • Congratulations to Dr. Paul Donnelly, a director of the centre, for his recent publication Paul F. Donnelly (2012) 'Tracing the Path to “Tiger Hood”: Ireland's Move From Protectionism to Outward Looking Economic Development', Organization
    Management Journal
    , 9(2): 90-103.
  • Congratulations to our collegues involved in the new book on Retailing in Ireland, in particular the editors Edmund O'Callaghan and Don O'Riordan - more information is available  here 
  • Congratulations to Professor Aidan O'Driscoll, School of Marketing and founder-board member of the Business, Society and Sustainability research centre  who is to be conferred with the title 'Honorary Professor' by DIT. This is recogntion of Prof. O'Driscoll's long work and contribution as an excellent academic of international standard. The Business, Society and Sustainability centre is naturally delighted for, and  proud of  this recognition of Prof. O'Driscoll. 
  • A lecture on ‘Critical Discourse Analysis as Tool to Address Social Equity Issues in Education’ By Prof. Ruth Harman (University of Georgia USA) has been organised by the Discourse Analysis Group and the Business, Society and Sustainability research centre and supported by the College of Business for  DIT Aungier St., Dublin, Friday December 9th, 2011DIT Aungier St., Room 3-073 1.00pm-2.30pm
  • All welcome, though booking is appreciated and will ensure priority admission
  • For more details, please contact: brendan.orourke@dit.ie
  • The Business, Society and Sustainability Centre, together with the Discourse Analysis Group  is delighted that a talk entitled ‘The emergence of dialogue in strategy practice’ by  Martin Duffy (PhD student, School of Marketing, DIT) will take place in late November .  The  session is supported by the College of Business and will take place Thursday November  24th, 2011 in DIT Aungier St., Dublin 2,  Room 3-077 2.00pm-3.00 pm. All welcome, though booking is appreciated and will ensure priority admission. For more details, please contact: brendan.orourke@dit.ie
  • The Business Society and Sustainability Centre would like to announce that photojournalist Dean Kelly, who had been documenting the Occupy Dame Street protest, will be presenting some of his findings to the 4th year IPE students, in room 2-046 in Aungier Street, Thursday 20th October at 4pm.  There is still some seats available!
  • Congratulations to Dr. Paul F. Donnelly and Dr. John Hogan for their well-received presentations at the American Political Science Association 2011 Conference  in Seattle, Washington State, USA. 
  • Congratulations to Drs. Tippmann & Scott!!! Dr. Esther Tippmann  has won a prestigious IRCHSS Government of
  • Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship.  The research project is  entitled Solving Critical Problems Locally: Subsidiary Middle Managers' Interactions and Capability Development in MNCs.  This project will involve continued collaboration withDr Pamela Sharkey Scott and Prof Vincent Mangematin from Grenoble Ecole de Management. During the first two years of the fellowship  Esther will be based primarily  at Grenoble  with the third year in the College of Business at DIT. 
  • A podcast, by Colin Hughes, of an interview with   Dr. Brendan K. O'Rourke on the nature of enterprise discourse is now available here.
  • A new book on business and society edited by and with contributions from centre members has just been published by Gill and MacMillan. Irish Business and Society: Governing, Participating and Transforming in the 21st Century edited by John Hogan, Paul F. Donnelly and Brendan K.ORourke. See here for more details.

 

Seminar on Bakhtinian dialogical analysis - its use in researching identity, 5th November th @ 1pm.  Please see 'Events' for more details

Psychological Ownership in Contemporary Music Consumption

 

Welcome to the Business, Society and Sustainability Research Centre.

 

 

The Business, Society and Sustainability Research Centre is committed to critical and creative analysis and reflection on the impacts of business on the wider society and the impact of the wider society on business. Central to these impacts is the theme of sustainability understood not only in its ecological sense but also in the sense of the ability of business to maintain ethical and political legitimacy through creating value in the long-term. Born out of research in the CollegeofBusiness, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland Business, Society and Sustainability welcomes a diversity of analytical perspectives and encourages an iterative dialogue between academics, practitioners and policy-makers.