Managing the managers

Wednesday 28 April 2004

How can managers retain a work- life balance and handle the moral dilemmas faced in day-to-day working life, while preventing accounting scandals and corporate collapses in their organisations?

These issues, and others, will be discussed at the European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM), hosted by the University of St Andrews from 6 to 8 May 2004.

The event – Europe’s premier management conference – will attract around 500 leading management academics. Experts from Africa, Asia, Australia and North and South America will join their European colleagues to hear and debate the latest intellectual thinking on this year’s theme – ‘Governance in Managerial life’.

Conference Chairman and Professor of Management Peter McKiernan said, “The strength of the conference lies in its incorporation of a wide array of academic papers that seek to engage with the ethical issues around management and strategy in organisations. Papers will be given by scholars from a wide range of disciplines including economics, anthropology, divinity, sociology, and physical sciences. Embracing scholarly works outside the management discipline will enrich our understanding of issues and solutions.”

Issues to be discussed include the ethical issues around management and strategy in organisations; the moral dilemmas faced in day-to-day working life; the work-life balance; questions of how to (re) establish the legitimacy of professions; broader contextual concerns of what it is to be a manager; the evolving nature of the management discipline; and the legacies of the present on the future(s) of corporate governance. Delegates will also investigate how managers conduct themselves when managing or when being managed.

To reflect this theme of good practice, the conference will feature a major re-cycling programme for academics, the use of re-cycled materials, a charity auction and a charity golf match. Surplus profits will be donated to featured charities.

Drawing on St Andrews’ established reputation for innovation in strategy scholarship, this year’s conference will host a cutting edge debate on strategic management. To mark the launch of the European Management Review journal (the Academy’s in-house journal), leading European strategy scholars will shape the key contours for the furtherance of knowledge on what strategists do, and should do.

Keynote speakers are drawn from across the globe. From America, John Myers (CEO of GE’s £300bn Pension Fund) and Bill Heyman (ex Head of Enforcement at SEC and ex President of City Group Investment); from Europe, Sir Robert Smith (CEO Weir Group) and, from Japan, Ryoto Hayashi (Kyoto University, RIETI and ex MITI) and senior figures from the University of St Andrews Senatus Academicus including Professors Philip Esler (Divinity), Nick Rengger (International Relations) and Ann Kettle (University Court and SHEFC).



For further information/press passes, please contact Professor Peter McKiernan – telephone 00 44 1334 462798

Website – Email – [email protected] Administrator – Ms Joanna Davies (telephone 00 44 1334 462798) Conference Chair – Professor Peter McKiernan Conference Co-Chair – Dr Chris Carter

Issued by Beattie Media On behalf of the University of St Andrews For more information, please contact Contact Claire Grainger – 01334 462530, 07730 415 015 or [email protected] Ref: press releases/EURAM View the latest University news at

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