General Assembly Advisory Board

At the proposal of our executive committee, our General Assembly has approved the creation of an advisory board which will be composed, among others, of past committed leaders of the federation.

In this way, the General Assembly aims to keep worldwide field and organizational memory as well as, together with the executive committee, benefit from the insights and recommendations of the advisory board.

Alain Burlaud (Chair) is an Emeritus Professor at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), where he was director of the Accountancy Education Institute (Intec) for ten years. He has published numerous articles and books, while at the same time working as a chartered accountant and auditor.

He chaired the French Accounting Association (AFC) from 1997 to 1999 and the jury for the chartered accountancy final exam from 1986 to 1996. As an advisor to the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, he was in charge of the implementation of the reform of the bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees in the French universities from 2004 to 2012. In addition, as president in 1997 and 1998 of the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management (IFSAM) and vice-president of the International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER), he has developed numerous international projects. He is the director of the “Expertise comptable” text books collection published by Foucher.

Greg J. Bamber is a British-Australian Professor and Director of the International Consortium for Research in Employment and Work, Monash Business School, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He was educated at University of Manchester, London School of Economics and Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.  He has worked on a wealth of research projects including those funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and commissioned by international agencies (e.g. International Labour Organization), governments and enterprises. He has conducted research in many sectors as well as a range of enterprises in Australia, the UK and internationally.

Greg is the author of several books and his articles have been published in such journals as: British Journal of Industrial Relations (IR); British Journal of Management; Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal; Human Relations; HRM Journal; Industrial & Labor Relations Review; IR Journal; International Journal of HRM; Journal of IR; Journal of Management Studies.

Greg is President of the Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association and has served as President of the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM), the IR Society of Victoria (Australia) and the Association of IR Academics of Australia and New Zealand. He is also Co-Chair: International Section, US Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA).  He is a Fellow of ANZAM, LERA, Academy of Social Sciences, UK; Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia; Australian Human Resources Institute; British Academy of Management; Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, UK; Chartered Management Institute, UK.  He has served as a Director on several boards in the fields of education, healthcare and sport, as well as on more than 20 editorial boards for international journals. See:

Santiago García Echevarria has doctorates from the University of Cologne and the Complutense University in Madrid. He has been a lecturer at the Universidad Comercial de Deusto in Bilbao and at the Complutense in Madrid. He held the Chair of Business Economy at the University of Barcelona and this same Chair at the University of Alcalá. He collaborated in the planning and development of the Universidad de Educación a Distancia in Madrid. He was also a member of the Steering Committee which developed the University of Alcalá and was Founding Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences at Alcalá.

Dr García Echevarría was Director of the Instituto de Dirección y Organización de Empresa (IDOE) at the University of Alcalá. He was also  President of the Asociación Alexander von Humboldt España and he is member of the Consejo Consultivo de Privatizaciones (CCP),and is Professor Emeritus of the University of Alcalá MBA and Honorary Professor. He was Embassador Scientist of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung.

He was a council member of the Centre Européen pour le Management Stratégic des Universités (ESMU) in Brussels and of the Brussels Initiative, and was President and Co-founder of ACEDE (Asociación Cientifica de Economía y Dirección de la Empresa). He was also President and Co-founder of IFSAM (International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management).

In the business sector Dr García Echevarría started with the Banco de Bilbao, moving later to the Unión Española de Explosivos and then becoming Managing Director of Demag Equipos Industriales. He has played an active part in many business transformation processes in Spain.

He has published a large number of books and articles in various languages and has given lectures and seminars within the fields of business and the socio-economic order in a wide variety of different circles.

He has participated in the design and performance of the MBA of Alcala University and the Siemens Management Learning Programme S4 and S5 in collaboration with the Alcalá University. The Programm was nominated as Best Practice.

Felicity Kelliher is a Professor of Management Practice at the School of Business, Waterford Institute of Technology Ireland and past-Chair of the Irish Academy of Management (2017-2020). A Fulbright Scholar, Felicity has published widely in the area of management capability development and learning in small firms and has co-authored three books.

David Lamond is a highly qualified and experienced professor and academic manager, teaching and researching throughout South, East, and South-East Asia, as well as the Pacific and in Europe, over the last 30 years. He began his academic career at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) in 1990, later working as Director of the Sydney Graduate School of Management (SGSM) at Western Sydney University (WSU), from 2002 to 2005.  During 2006-2010, he undertook a number of international roles, including work in India as Founding Dean of the Kochi International Business School (KiBS),and as Deputy Dean of the Nottingham Business School (NBS) in the United Kingdom.  David returned to Australia as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law at Victoria University, from 2010 to 2012. His final year at Victoria University was as the University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor (Offshore Branch Campus Development).

Throughout his university career, he actively engaged beyond the University, developing enduring networks with professional associations, businesses and the communities in which the universities are embedded, locally and internationally.  He was a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Executive for 5 years, including as President, in 1997-98.  During this time, he also served as IFSAM Secretary and, with Professor Greg Bamber, successfully brought the IFSAM conference to Australia in 2002.

A foundation member of the International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR), he was a member of the Inaugural Executive of the Association and served on the Organising Committee of the Association’s Inaugural Conference in Beijing in 2004.  As a member of the US Academy of Management, he worked on the Academy’s International Theme Committee over a number of years, being Committee Chair from 2004 to 2007.  In 2007-2008, he was Chair of the Professional Development Workshop program for the Academy’s Management History Division, scholarly Program Chair in 2008-2009, and Division Chair role in 2010-2011.  He was Chair of the Financial Planning Education Council of the Financial Planning Association of Australia from 2011 to 2013.  Professor Lamond also was actively engaged with AACSB, EFMD and AMBA (international business school accreditation organisations), for more than a decade.

David is published across a range of academic disciplines on management issues, with three books, 11 book chapters, and more than 35 refereed journal articles.  As well, he has presented his research findings in more than 40 papers to local, national and international gatherings, including the Australian and New Zealand, British and US Academies of Management.  He was Foundation Associate Editor of the Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management from 1995 to 1999, and Editor-in-Chief of the A-ranked Journal of Management History from 2004 to 2011. He continues to serve on a variety of international Editorial Advisory Boards.  His current research interests are in management history scholarship, cultural differences in human resource management strategies, and Confucian underpinnings of corporate social responsibility.

Marie McHugh is Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Ulster University where she was previously Dean of the Ulster University Business School (2009-2016). Her main research interests are work stress, organisational health and organisational change, and she has published widely within these areas.

Marie is a British Academy of Management (BAM) Fellow, a Visiting Professor at Hebei Geo University (China), and she has been a Visiting Distinguished Scholar at the University of Nebraska (USA) and the University of Halmstad (Sweden). She has a PhD from Ulster University (1996), an MSc in Occupational Psychology (1985) and a BA in Psychology (1983) from Queen’s University.

In addition to her roles at Ulster University, Marie is a member of the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) Panel for Business and Management Studies. She is a member of the Strategic Advisory Network of the UKRI’s Economic and Social Research Council, the UK Council of the Institute of Directors (IoD), and the IoD NI Committee.  She is Editor of the Leadership and Organizational Development Journal and is a Non-Executive Director of Employers for Childcare.

Marie has been a member of the Royal Mail/Communication Workers’ Union Third Party Independent Review Team Chaired by Lord Sawyer to improve employment relations at Royal Mail.  She has also served on the Council of the CBI (NI), and she has been a member of the UK Government’s Business Schools’ Taskforce, which focused on the contribution that business schools make to the development of the UK economy.

Marie has previously served as Chair and President of the British Academy of Management (BAM). In recognition of her academic leadership and contribution to business and economic development, Marie received a Special Achievement Award from the CIPD in 2014 and a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Flybe/UTV Business Awards in 2015. She was appointed an OBE in the 2020 New Years Honours for her services to higher education and business development.

Professor Michael Morley holds the Chair in Management at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Ireland, where he teaches international and cross-cultural management. He also mentors a cohort of doctoral candidates pursuing programmes of research on expatriate management, psychological contracts, global careers and new forms of organising, several of whom are scholarship holders. Previously, he held various leadership roles including Head of the Department of Management & Marketing, Head of the Department of Personnel & Employment Relations, Assistant Dean of Research and Director of the Graduate Centre of Business.

Professor Morley’s research interests encompass international, comparative, and cross-cultural human resource management, which he explores at different levels. He has co-authored and edited several books which have been published by, among others, Routledge, Oxford University Press, Butterworth-Heinemann, and Palgrave Macmillan. His journal articles have appeared in many outlets in international business, human resource management and organizational psychology. He has held a range of editorial roles and editorial board memberships at several journals. He is a long serving member of the Cranet Network, a research consortium founded in 1989 and now involving more than 40 Universities throughout the world engaged in studying human resource management practices in context. He has served as Chair of the Irish Academy of Management and as President of the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management. He is a Fellow of the Irish Academy.

André Petit was born in Quebec City, Canada. He attended Laval University where he obtained the degrees of BSc and MSc in Industrial Relations. In July 1970, he joined the University of Sherbrooke and was granted a fellowship to go to Cornell University (Ithaca, New York) where he obtained a PhD in Industrial and Labor Relations. Andre was a member of the Faculty at the University of Sherbrooke from July 1970 to September 2009 when he retired. He was also a Visiting scholar at Laval University, Metz Management School (France) and a frequent invited scholar at Nancy Business School (from 1996 to 2010).

He has published many research articles in such journals as Industrial Relations/Relations industrielles, Academy of Management Review, Human Resource Management, and Gestion. He also was co-author of a few HR textbooks. He was the founding-president (1983-1990) of the Human Resources Professional Association of the Eastern Townships (AGRHE) a local HR association. He was also president of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) (1992-1993) and President of IFSAM (1999-2000). Finally, he organized the joint ASAC-IFSAM World conference held in Montreal in 2000.

Professor Yinshan Tang is a Vice Dean of Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK. Dr Tang is a Professor in Management Informatics, who teaches IT Project Management, Applied Informatics, Organisation Design and Performance Management.

He obtained his PhD degree at Imperial College London in 1994. He then had two terms of postdoctoral experiences in Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela and Keele University, UK. In 1998, he joined a business consulting company as a senior management team member for six years before joining the University of Reading helping to establish the Informatics Research Centre in 2004.

His research is multi-disciplinary and covers the fields of management and biology. He has brought the concepts of management ecology, innovation ecology and innovative nation. His current focus is on cross cultural management with special interest in ‘managing greyness’ as management theory and practice.

His recent research focuses on big data and artificial intelligence mechanisms, knowledge gap analysis, digital ecosystem, digitalisation transformation, world peace index and information system immunology.

Anne S. Tsui is Distinguished Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame, Motorola Professor Emerita of International Management at the Arizona State University and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Peking University and Fudan University, China. Previously, she was on the faculty of Duke University, University of California, Irvine, and the Founding Head of the Management Department at the Business School of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She is the 67th President and Fellow of the Academy of Management, 14th Editor of the Academy of Management Journal, Founding President of the International Association for Chinese Management Research and Founding Editor-in-Chief of Management and Organization Review. She is also a Fellow of the Academy of International Business. Her research interests include executive leadership, employment relationship, demographic diversity, income inequality, and international management especially in the Chinese context. Her teaching interests include organizational behavior, human resource management, and cross-cultural management.

Anne has a strong commitment to doctoral education and is a strong advocate of responsible social science research in business. She co-founded the Community for Responsible Research in Business and Management (, an inter-disciplinary, global, grassroots movement to advance both the credibility and the usefulness of research for both business and society. She has received numerous awards, including the best paper awards from AMJ, ASQ, and JOM, the Center for Creative Leadership Applied Leadership Research Award, the University of Minnesota Outstanding Achievement Award, the AoM Distinguished Service Contribution Award, and the IACMR Lifetime Contribution Award. Dr. Tsui received her BA in Psychology from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, MA in Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and PhD in Management from the University of California, Los Angeles. In May 2015, she received an Honorary Doctorate in Economics from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.