On November, 15th 2016 the Leadership and Talent Institute (LTI) successfully hosted a workshop entitled “How to publish in international high-impact management journals: A theoretical, methodological and practical tool kit for doctoral students and early career researchers”. The event was organized by Dr. Janine Bosak and sponsored by the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS). The presenters were leading scholars in the field of HRM, Organisational Psychology, and Management.

More than 40 PhD students and early career researchers from Ireland, United Kingdom and Spain attended this exciting full-day event. After a brief welcome address by the LTI Director of Research, Dr Janine Bosak, the participants enjoyed the first key note presentation entitled “Achieving impact through publication: An Editor’s perspective’” by Professor David Collings, Co-Director LTI and Professor of HRM at DCU Business School. This presentation was followed by a talk on the topic “Dealing with reviewer comments and decision-letters: Some Experiences as an Author and a Reviewer” delivered by Professor Jonas Lang (University of Ghent, Belgium) who shared his knowledge and insights from work as editorial board member of the Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Performance and Psychological Assessment. Last but not least, Professor Jeremy Dawson (University of Sheffield, United Kingdom) who is an excellent statistician by background concluded the morning session of the publication workshop with a presentation on “Current approaches in management research: Multilevel theory and multilevel modelling”.

Following lunch in the DCU restaurant 1838 the participants embarked on an interactive and stimulating workshop entitled “Theory Development and Theory Critiquing” with Professor Sim Sitkin (Duke University, USA), a leading scholar in Organisational Psychology and Elected Fellow of the Academy of Management.  The event closed with a wine reception during which participants followed up with speakers and expressed how much they enjoyed the day.

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