About BAM

BAM is the leading authority on the academic field of management in the UK, supporting and representing the community of scholars and engaging with international peers. It has around 2000 members, from the UK and around the globe, who include management researchers, practitioners and doctoral students.

Its activities include:

  • The flagship annual BAM Conference attracts over 900 delegates from around 50 countries.

  • BAM publishes two leading high ranking international journals: The British Journal of Management (Impact Factor: 2.75)and the International Journal of Management Reviews (Impact Factor: 7.6).

  • BAM has 22 Special Interest Groups (SIGS), running around 50 events each year.

  • BAM supports high quality learning, teaching and management education through schemes such as the MKE Small Grants, the Learning, Teaching & Management Education Awards and through running dedicated capacity building events.

  • BAM runs annual capacity building events covering early, mid and advanced career stages. Some of these are run in collaboration with sister bodies, such as our high profile Development Programme for Directors of Research, run in collaboration with the Chartered Association of Business Schools.

  • BAM is dedicated to supporting members' research through its biennial Small Grant Scheme, International Research Collaboration and through liaising with funding bodies.

  • BAM supports its members’ career development and recognises excellence in the community through:

  1. Nominating candidates for high profile external positions and awards

  2. Awarding BAM Fellowships

  3. BAM Awards and Medals, which are presented at the annual BAM Conference

  4. Announcing achievements in the BAM newsletter and on our website

  5. Engaging with stakeholders within and beyond the UK, responding to public consultations regarding Government Policy, Research Council Funding and more.

What We Do

  • Provide a welcoming, supportive pluralistic community of scholarship in the full field of management.
  • Support and recognise rigorous, high quality research, scholarship, learning and societal engagement
  • Foster learning, development and enhanced capacity in the community
  • Support members in developing their scholarly activities at all stages of careers.
  • Facilitate supportive networks within the community including conference tracks, informal networks and Special Interest Groups
  • Provide a platform for debate and dialogue between scholars and other interested parties
  • Promote the scholarly voice in policy and practice in order to influence national and local policy, educational provision, and the design and delivery of curricula
  • On the basis of high quality scholarship to engage with funders of research and other actors in the management field
  • Work with international peers to learn from, and influence, management scholarship around the world
  • Publish and disseminate high quality scholarship through journals, conferences and other events
  • Provide for the showcasing of management scholarship

BAM’s Vision is to be a pluralistic learned society, contributing to the development of management knowledge and practice internationally. We aim to be inclusive, to recognise and respect the diversity in our community, and to promote high quality in all we do. Our mission is spelled out here.

The Academy’s Executive Committee has been developing the strategic direction and vision of the British Academy of Management over the next four years, building on the excellence of our existing portfolio of activities. The Academy is known for its international annual Conference, its Doctoral Symposia, its field-leading journals, capacity-building activities and collaborations, and these will continue to be developed within our tradition of excellence. Our strategy is set out here.


BAM is a registered charity and is governed by a Council comprised of approximately 40 people elected for a minimum of 3 years by the general membership, which represents the interests of membership and contributes to the activities of the learned society through working with the Vice-Chairs. An Executive Committee, consisting of the Trustees, namely BAM’s Chair, President and Vice-Chairs, is elected to develop the strategy, work with BAM’s CEO and Council and incorporate the voice of the membership, oversee the longer term direction of the learned society and ensure an effective implementation of the agreed strategy. BAM’s work is supported by a small office team, led by the CEO, which is currently based in London.





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