The Academy is governed by a Council of Management, composed of individuals elected by the general membership for a minimum of 3 years, and others co-opted for specific tasks as well as a few ex-officio members. It represents the interests of the membership and contributes to the activities of the learned society through working with the Vice Chairs. An elected Executive Committee develops the strategy, works with Council and oversee the longer term direction of the Academy and ensure an effective implementation of the agreed strategy.
About the Committee
The Executive Committee consists of the President, the Chair, elected Vice-Chairs and an appointed Treasurer. The elected Vice-Chair roles cover the following portfolios of BAM activity:
- Equality, Diversity, Inclusivity and Respect (EDIR)
- Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
- Academic Affairs of Conference and Capacity Building (AACCB)
- Research and Publications (R&P)
- Management, Knowledge and Education (MKE)
The role of BAM President is to:
- Provide leadership in external relations between BAM and stakeholders such as government and its agencies, other learned societies, practitioner and professional societies and universities.
- Bring to bear network contacts for the benefits of BAM membership.
- Influence external stakeholders at a senior level, enhancing the stature of BAM in the eyes of others and increasing the impact of BAM in UK society and economy.
- Support the intellectual activity of the learned society.
- Encourage the development and expansion of knowledge in the field of management.
- In collaboration with the Chair and Vice-Chairs, contributing to, and influencing, the setting of strategic aims and communicating these internally to members and externally to other stakeholders.
- Support recruitment and growth in membership.
Act as confidential recipient of ‘whistleblowing’ or complaints from members.
The role of BAM Chair is to:
- Develop BAM strategy and agree priorities with the Executive and Council
- Chair Council meetings and support Council activities
- Chair Executive meetings and support the activities of the Vice Chairs
- Support the CEO in the running of the office and the operation of society as a whole
- Support the BAM community in pursuing the vision and purpose of the learned society
- Work with the President to agree foci and liaise with external stakeholders
- Liaise with Fellows
Vice Chair Portfolios
All Vice-Chairs have the responsibility for reviewing and development of new membership services and recruitment of new members. In addition to chairing the relevant committee and playing a role in the strategic development of BAM, the Vice Chair are expected to develop their role in particular areas, including but not limited to:
Equality, Diversity, Inclusivity and Respect (EDIR)
- Ensure that the core values of Equality, Diversity, Inclusivity and Respect (EDIR) are fully embedded and reflected in all BAM activities, including Conference, events, SIGs, publications, research, grants, awards and the Fellows College.
- Work with the BAM Office to oversee monitoring of EDIR across all BAM activities, as above but also including website, social media and membership, and to report to the BAM Executive Committee on progress,
- Work across committees to advise, alert and recommend best practice actions to improve EDIR.
- Engage with appropriate external parties working with improving EDIR to bring best practice into BAM and the wider BAM community.
- Ensure that the core values of sustainability in all its forms are fully embedded and reflected in all BAM activities, including Conference, events, SIGs, publications, research, grants, awards and the Fellows College.
- Work with the BAM Office to oversee monitoring of sustainability across all BAM activities, as above but also including website, social media and membership, and to report to the BAM Executive Committee on progress,
- Work across committees to advise, alert and recommend best practice actions to improve sustainability and raise awareness and promote sustainability in business and management education and research.
- Engage with appropriate external parties working with improving sustainability to bring best practice into BAM and the wider BAM community.
Special Interest Groups
- Oversee governance rules for SIGs
- Implement the guidelines for the formation of SIGs
- Oversee funding of SIGs
- Enabling learning and knowledge sharing between SIG chairs
- Encourage SIG activities throughout the year
- Act as a route for SIGs to have voice and input in the executive
Academic Affairs of Conference and Capacity Building
- Oversee academic issues of the annual conference
- Oversee key events e.g. doctoral symposium and summer workshop
- Develop and monitor the provision of events which cover the academic career, writing and methods (with appropriate SIGs)
- Support capacity building for strategic priorities such as influencing policy making, engaging stakeholders and publicity and engaging with world-class academics internationally
- Liaise with other VCs and SIG chairs to support their capacity building activities.
Research and Publications
- Consider how we open up scholarly research work, rather than constraining it e.g. promoting monographs, considering the impact of the ABS list
- Consider how we encourage innovation and the development of management scholarship, possibly by holding a debate and bringing people of experience and standing in
- Consider what BAM might do to help increase the flow of researching funding to the community, and consult with BAM members who are in appropriate RC networks
- Journals – in consultation with those previously involved, as appropriate, work on establishing some ground rules for the relationship between the editors, the executive, council and BAM
- Investigate the possibility of having a new journal and/or a platform for on-line, open access journals – possibly in conjunction with the British Library
- Consider how we should best recognise the heterodoxy of people’s research careers – e.g. part time PhDs, people without PhDs but who have been teaching for 10 years – are they ‘early career’?
- Oversee the administration of the small grants fund
Management Knowledge and Education
- Develop BAMs approach to supporting high quality learning, teaching and management education by organizing activities and events and engaging with professional bodies and other learned societies
- Work with the Vice-Chair (Academic Affairs of Conference and Capacity Building) to develop capacity building programme for members
- Work with the Vice-Chair (Research and Publications) to develop and launch a management knowledge and education journal
- Develop and support BAM learning, teaching and management education awards
- Develop and support BAM MKE small grant scheme
- In liaison with the CEO, oversee BAM finances and resources and liaise with the auditors
- Present financial and resource issues and plans to the Executive Committee
- Participate with the Chair and other Vice-Chairs in decision making
The role of Council is to formulate strategy and policy, and to implement strategy in conjunction with the Executive and Academy office.
If you would like to know more about becoming a member of BAM Council please email the BAM office team at [email protected].
Current elected members of Council (2023)
Current co-opted and ex-officio members of Council (2023)