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Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are at the core of the BAM Community . SIGs enable you to connect, collaborate and communicate with your colleagues in a highly effective manner with leading edge thinking, research and teaching in your discipline. Each SIG has a range of activities and events that serve their membership, details of which can be found on individual SIG pages. SIGs are a particularly useful network for early career academics and doctoral students.

SIGS are run by BAM members for the academic community and are on the front-line of BAM's service delivery to members. We therefore think that active engagement with the SIGs is key to getting the most out of your BAM membership.

Keep reading below for more information SIGs. To find out about individual SIGs, use the links below and for SIG administrative documentation see the menu on the right.

What are SIGs?

Special Interest Groups are essentially networks of researchers that are interested in a particular area of business and management research. They hold events throughout the year and provide you with an academic forum for the discussion on relevant topics and a valuable source of mutual support.

Collaborative links are frequently established between SIGs and other relevant academic and professional groups, and interdisciplinary and international orientations are encouraged. Thus through its SIGs BAM can foster support for emerging areas of research, and BAM members gain opportunities to cross boundaries, develop new contacts and expand research communities. 

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What do SIGs do?

SIGs are run by BAM members, for members, with support from the BAM office. They organise workshop and events on topics and themes relevant to thier research area, and take the lead in managing the academic programme at the annual BAM Conference through a variety of tracks. They also provide regular information about their activities for dissemination to the wider BAM membership via e-mail, the BAM Newsletter and the BAM web site. To view upcoming SIG events,please check individual SIG pages. 

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How do I get involved?
Joining SIGs

You can join up to 3 SIGs when joining or renewing your BAM membership. Members can update their choices at any time by clicking the "Update my Profile" link on the right-hand side "My BAM" menu.

If you have any questions regarding this process please contact the BAM office at bam@bam.ac.uk or call 02073837770.

Get involved with your SIG

There are many ways to get involved with your SIGs. Members can sit on SIG committees, help chair / review in the conference track, help run training and networking events throughout the year, contribute to social media discussions and more. For more information on how you can get involved, please contact the SIG chair/s directly.

Starting a SIG

BAM Executive and Council are open to consideration of new SIGs, if you think you have a subject area in which BAM should have a SIG, please contact the BAM office at bam@bam.ac.uk) and we will recommend a course of action.

Organising BAM SIG Events: Frequently Asked Questions

 

  • Where do I start if I want to facilitate/organise a SIG event?
    Get in touch with the relevant BAM SIG Chair and discuss your proposal. 
     
  • If given green light by the (relevant) BAM SIG Chair, what is the next step? 
    Send a written proposal to the BAM office - which includes the time, location, brief description and projected budget of the event- at omihut@bam.ac.uk
     
  • Ok. What happens next? 
    The Events Administrator at the BAM office will get in touch with you shortly.
  1. If all the necessary information has been provided and the proposal has been approved, you will be asked to submit the event via the standard Event Submission Form via the link: Promote your Content
  2. If more information is needed, you will be notified. 
     
  • I have submitted the event via the standard Event Submission Form. What to do next? 
    Once the event has been submitted, please allow 7 working days for the event's registration webpage to be created on the BAM's website.
    Once this has been done, the Events Administrator at the BAM Office will get in touch with you shortly with the access link. 
     
  • How do I check the number of registrations?
    To find out the current number of registrations contact the BAM Events Administrator. 
     
  • Can I check the registrations via the website?
    No. You have to contact the BAM Events Administrator.
     
  • Are there Fixed Attendance Fees for all BAM events?
    No. The Fees change in accordance with the costs/income for each event.
     
  • What about the Attendance Fees for events organised jointly with another institution?
    If an event in organised jointly, the Attendance Fees have to reflect the two parties’ contribution.
     
  • What qualifies as a Joint BAM SIG Event?
    An event qualifies as a Joint SIG Event if the contribution towards the overall costs of the event is equally shared between the parties involved in organising the event.
     
  • Is the speakers travel booked in advanced by the BAM Office?
    Only when this is requested by the facilitators. Otherwise, it is expected that the travel is booked in advance and that the cost is not exceeding an economy class fare.
     
  • Is the speakers accommodation booked in advanced by the BAM Office?
    Only when this is requested by the facilitators. Otherwise, it is expected that the accommodation is booked in advance and that the cost is not exceeding a standard double room’s fare.
     
  • How many facilitators can claim reimbursement of expenses?
    Only one facilitator per SIG can claim reimbursement of expenses.
     
  • Can the BAM office book the venue for the event?
    Yes. The BAM office can book the venue for the event – please make sure you are discussing this with the Event Administrator at the BAM office.
     
  • Can the BAM office liaise with the catering team at the venue as regards to the requirements, and make the necessary bookings for the day?
    Yes. The BAM office can liaise with the catering team and arrange all necessary requirements for the day. Please make sure you are discussing this with the Event Administrator at the BAM office.

 

Any Unanswered Questions? Email Oana Mihut, BAM Events Administrator at omihut@bam.ac.uk!

 

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