BAM2015 Doctoral Symposium


 
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1. Key Event Information

  1.1  About the Event

The Doctoral Symposium is the flagship event of BAM for doctoral students and is one of the most established & high-profile events in the doctoral community.

The BAM2015 Doctoral Symposium will be held at the University of Portsmouth on the 7th September 2015.

The Symposium will comprise plenary sessions along with methodology clinics, as well as opportunities to receive impartial expert advice on your research through either Research Conversations or Student Paper Presentation sessions led by senior academics from within the community.

  1.1  Key Dates

4 March: Registration Opens

1 May: Paper Submission Opens

17 June: Paper Submission Deadline: stream 1 & stream 2

17 July: Poster Submission Deadline

7 September: The Symposium

  1.2  Who Should Attend?

The 2014 Doctoral Symposium was one of the most successful in BAM’s history, with 150 delegates attending from 79 institutions in 12 countries.

We welcome all business and management students from all sub-disciplines to join us in Portsmouth to attend workshops, plenaries, one-on-one Research Conversations and Student Paper Presentations.

  1.3  Benefits of Attendance

  • High quality development workshops
  • Impartial expert tailored advice on your research
  • Network with peers and senior academics
  • First 100 to register will receive a free BAM2015 Conference place
  • BAM will offer 30 full and 50 half bursaries for students studying in UK universities

  1.4  BAM2014 Doctoral Symposium Testimonials

Delegates from the BAM2014 Doctoral Symposium have kindly provided BAM with some testimonials from the event to encourage new delegates to attend the BAM2015 Doctoral Symposium in Portsmouth.

Read the testimonials from BAM2014 Doctoral Symposium Delegates

 

FEEDBACK   INTERNATIONAL    NETWORKING

“As a New Member at BAM this year, I just wanted to say what a wonderful experience it was. Very friendly atmosphere, excellent organisation, lots of choice for sessions (almost too much!) and a good level of presentations. I felt like I received a giant 'bear hug' from BAM and I will definitely be returning!”

Charlotte Warin, University of Huddersfield

  "It was my first BAM doctoral symposium. I was reluctant in the beginning to attend but due to encouragement from my director of studies, I did. Attendance was great as I got to see people from different culture, religion an race. We all share ideas together and the different ways of approaching our work/research in different context. I would love attend it again and again in future."

Eunice Tamoh Anu, University of Wales Trinity St. David - London campus
  "The BAM Doctoral Symposium was for me one of the most useful gatherings I have been since starting my PhD. I had useful advice on my work from very a number of people and made some very good contacts in and out of my research field. I will definitely attend the subsequent ones."

Gloria Appiah, University of Roehampton, London

 

  1.5  Programme

The BAM2015 Doctoral Symposium will run over 1 day on Monday 7th September 2015 at the University of Portsmouth. The session outline for the event is as follows:

08:30 - 09:00 | Registration and Refreshments
09:00 - 10:00 | Welcome Speech
10:00 - 11:30 | Session 1
11:30 - 12:00 | Refreshments
12:00 - 13:30 | Session 2
13:30 - 14:30 | Lunch
14:30 - 16:00 | Session 3
16:00 - 16:45 | Plenary
17:00 - 17:15 | Refreshments
17:15 - 19:00 | Session 4
19:30 - 22:00 | Doctoral Dinner

A more detailed programme will be revealed to delegates much nearer the event.

2. Student Support

  2.1  Free Conference Places

BAM offers the first 100 delegates to register for the Doctoral Symposium a free place to attend the main conference. All full-time and part-time students are eligible to apply and places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

Please be aware that if you are not successful in receiving a free conference place you will then need to register for the conference separately to attend.

Both full-time and part-time students are eligible to receive the reduced student conference fee of £245.

More information on the BAM2015 Conference.

Membership

Please be aware that you must be an active member of BAM to register for student support such as the free conference places or student bursaries.

If you are planning to apply then we recommend that you ensure you have up-to-date membership at least 2 weeks in advance of registration opening (March 4th 2015).

Please note: All students are required to send in a letter from their institution to confirm their student status for the upcoming academic year. This applies to both new and renewing members. Please do this well in advance of the 4th of March (but after you have paid for your membership) to avoid any problems. Scanned copies of student IDs will not be accepted.

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Waiting list

If you are not in the first 80 students to apply for a bursary or the first 100 to apply for a free conference place, then you will be placed on the waiting list in case of cancellations or no-shows.

  2.2  Full-time and Part-time UK Based Student Bursaries

BAM will be providing 30 full bursaries and 50 half bursaries to UK based full-time and part-time students to cover part of the cost of attending the event on a first-come, first serve basis.

Please note: It is a requirement that students attend the event to receive reimbursement.

30 Full Bursaries

BAM will offer the first 30 students to apply a full bursary of £180, which will cover the Doctoral Symposium registration fee of £100 and £80 can be used towards travel and/or 1 nights’ accommodation.

Recipients of the full bursaries will be given a claim form at the event which must be returned to the BAM office within 1 month of the event (with all original receipts attached).

50 Half Bursaries

Once the 30 full bursaries have been allocated, the next 50 registered students are eligible to apply for a half bursary of £100 which will cover the Doctoral Symposium registration fee.

Recipients of half bursaries will be given a claim form at the event which must be returned to the BAM office within 1 month of the event (with all original receipts attached).

How to apply

Students will be able to apply for a bursary on the online registration form for the event. Students will be advised within 1 month of registration if their application for support has been successful.

Please be aware that in 2014 bursaries were allocated in the first few minutes of registration opening, so book early to avoid disappointment. This year the registration will open at 12pm Midday on Wednesday 4th March 2015.

Membership

Please be aware that you must be an active member of BAM to register for student support such as the free conference places or student bursaries.

If you are planning to apply, then we recommend that you ensure you have up-to-date membership at least 2 weeks in advance of registration opening (March 4th 2015).

Please note: All students are required to send in a letter from their institution to confirm their student status for the upcoming academic year. This applies to both new and renewing members. Please do this well in advance of the 4th of March (but after you have paid for your membership) to avoid any problems. Scanned copies of student IDs will not be accepted.

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Waiting list

If you are not in the first 80 students to apply for a bursary or free conference places then you will be placed on the waiting list in case of cancellations or no-shows.

3. Paper Submission

  3.1  Discuss your research in a supportive setting

The BAM Doctoral Symposium is intended to be interactive and to provide opportunities to engage with experienced researchers. One of the best ways to do this is to present some of your work and get feedback.

Whilst it is not a requirement to take part in these interactive sessions, to make the most out of the event it is expected that 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students will submit to either the Research Conversations or Student Paper Presentations (details below).

1st years are not expected to submit, but are encouraged to do so if they wish.

SUBMISSION DATES: May 1st 2015 - June 17th 2015

Please Note:

  • Papers presented at the Doctoral Symposium will not be subject to review and will not be published in any proceedings.
  • All authors that submit will be guaranteed a slot to present at the symposium.
  • This is a separate submission process to the main conference.
  • If students have had a paper accepted at the conference, it is not expected that they submit to the Doctoral Symposium, but they may wish to submit an alternative paper if they so wish.

  3.2  Research Conversations

What are Research Conversations?

Aimed at students in the early stages of their research, the Research Conversations are round-table discussions designed to help students plan the direction of their research.

What is required to submit?

In order to have a place in a conversation you should submit an outline paper of up to1,500 words which should include the purpose of the research, key concepts from the literature, the research method and the research questions/hypotheses.

You will be asked to indicate areas that you need help with. These can include:

(a) Literature on the topic
(b) Theory
(c) Methodology
(d) Other (please specify).

What is the format of the session?

1 hr 30 min roundtable sessions of 3 or 4 PhD students will be chaired by a experienced academic. Each student will verbally present a short outline paper for about 5 minutes, after which a group conversation will aim to address the areas highlighted by the student.

Audio/visual equipment will not be provided. Authors may bring copies of their paper and/or Powerpoint slides that they wish to distribute.

Format Requirements

Word count

The word count for the paper presentations is 1,500 words. This excludes the abstract, references, figures and tables.

Title page:

Paper Title, Author, Affiliation, Contact Address, Email and Telephone Number
The management 'discipline' of the paper (e.g. strategy, marketing, etc.)
Three or four key words that help identify its main themes
A brief statement (up to six words) explaining research methodology
Indicate in which area you would value help:

  • (a) Literature on the topic
  • (b) Theory
  • (c) Methodology
  • (d) Other (please specify).

First page:

  • Title (no author names);
  • Abstract (no more than 100 words);
  • The four (max.) keywords from the Title page.

Content:
(Start of text) Papers should include short statements on:

  • the purpose of the research
  • key concepts from the literature
  • the research method
  • the research questions/hypotheses

Finally:
Specify any particular questions you would like to discuss.

Please use the British Journal of Management format for references, formulas, figures and tables. 

BJM Author Guidelines

  3.3  Student Paper Presentations

What are Student Paper Presentations?

Aimed at 2nd/3rd year students with more developed research, the Student Paper Presentations give delegates the opportunity to present their research and gain feedback in a friendly & supportive environment.

If students have had a paper accepted at the conference, it is not expected that they submit to the Doctoral Symposium.

What is required to submit?

In order to have a place in a presentation session you should submit a paper of 2,000-2,500 words. Developmental papers are normally expected to have both theory and empirical material but are not expected to have fully developed analysis and conclusion.

What is the format of the session?

1 hr 30 min roundtable sessions of 5 or 7 PhD students will be chaired by two experienced academics. Each student will be asked to present for about 8-10 minutes and then engage in a question and answer session with the audience.

Audio/visual equipment will not be provided. Authors may bring copies of their paper and/or Powerpoint slides that they wish to distribute.

Format Requirements

Word count

The word count for the paper presentations is 2,000 - 2,500 words. This excludes the abstract, references, figures and tables.

Title page:

  • Paper Title, Author, Affiliation, Contact Address, Email and Telephone Number
  • The management 'discipline' of the paper (e.g. strategy, marketing, etc.)
  • Three or four key words that help identify its main themes
  • A brief statement (up to six words) explaining research methodology

First page:

  • Title (no author names)
  • Abstract (no more than 100 words)
  • The four (max.) keywords from the Title page

Content:

Papers should include statements on:

  • the purpose of the research
  • key concepts from the literature
  • the research method
  • the research questions/hypotheses
  • initial findings and analysis
  • any initial conclusions you have arrived at

Please use the British Journal of Management format for references, formulas, figures and tables.

BJM Author Guidelines

  3.4  Poster Presentations

What are Poster Presentations?

The posters are intended for delegates at the start of their PhD, but it is open to all delegates who consider that this may be useful for their research.

Posters will be displayed in the main foyer during all refreshment breaks and presenters will be assigned one break in which they are expected to stand with their poster and discuss their work with other delegates and speakers.

Format Requirements

For more information on the requirements of the poster guidelines as well as tips and an example poster please see:

Format Requirements and Poster Sample

  3.5  How to submit

Paper submission for Research Conversations and Student Paper Presentations runs from 1st May to the 17th June 2015.

Submissions for the Poster Presentations runs from 1st May to the 17th July.

When submmitting, please make sure that you have included all the information requested on the title and first page. Copy the text from your title page into the body of the e mail you are attaching your paper to.

Email your completed paper before the 17th June 2015 or your poster before the 17th July to Oana Mihut at omihut@bam.ac.uk.

Please don't forget to indicate if you are submitting to the research conversations, the paper presentation or the poster presentation sessions.

Please note that you cannot submit for both Research Conversations and Paper Presentations.
If you are not sure which stream to submit your paper to we recommend that you speak to your PhD supervisor for advice.

 

4. Planning Your Attendance

  4.1  Location, Travel and Map

Registration for the BAM2015 Doctoral Symposium will be at the University of Portsmouth.

  4.2  Accommodation

Please note that accommodation is not included in the registration fee and needs to be booked by delegates separately.

  4.3  Tourist Information

Portsmouth - The Great Waterfront City

Centuries of Naval history, waterfront shopping, superb dining, soaring sights and miles of amazing beaches. Ideally situated on the beautiful south coast, only 90 minutes from London.

Portsmouth is a top destination choice for visitors from the UK and around the globe. It is packed with proud naval and maritime heritage, vibrant shopping destination, towering world-class attractions, great museums and galleries, a multitude of places to eat and drink, and miles and miles of beautiful seafront.

Watch the short clip below for a brief insight into what the city has to offer:

Places To Visit

One thing Portsmouth is not short of is great world-class attractions! Start with a great view of the city and miles around from the top of the iconic Spinnaker Tower. Visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and discover 800 years of maritime history including visits to the Mary Rose, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860 and the National Museum of the Royal Navy. Head into Southsea and discover the story of the D-Day landings at the D-Day Museum and stand in awe at the mastery that is the Overlord Embroidery. Walk in the steps of Henry VIII as you explore his Southsea Castle, wander along the waterfront to Eastney and the fabulous Royal Marines Museum.  Families can have great fun with a visit to the Blue Reef Aquarium, the Pyramids Centre entertainment complex, Cumberland House Natural History Museum or just enjoy the miles of waterfront and beaches.

Step Back in Time

Portsmouth was founded circa 1180 and received its first charter from Richard I (Richard the Lionheart) in 1194. Since then the city has been a key player in many major historical events, including Nelson's last battle at Trafalgar, the sailing of the First Fleet to Australia, and the D-Day Landings.

Portsmouth's history can be uncovered at Portsmouth Museum, which houses the 'Story of Portsmouth', a fantastic exhibition that shows how life has changed in the city over the past centuries along with temporary exhibitions that range from ancient history to local architecture.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard exhibits over 800 years of naval history within the surroundings of its working docks. Visit Admiral Lord Nelson's HMS Victory the world's oldest commissioned warship, or discover the story of the Mary Rose which was raised from the seabed off the coast of Portsmouth in 1982.

The coast and seafront of Portsmouth has played a large part in national and international history. Here, you'll find the D-Day Museum which is the UK's only museum dedicated to the Normandy landings that took place during the Second World War. You'll also discover Southsea Castle, built by Henry VIII as well as many historic forts, follies, towers and the Royal Marines Museum.

Guided Walks & Talks

Today, Belfast remains a centre for industry, as well as the arts, higher education and business, a legal centre, and is the economic engine of Northern Ireland. Belfast city centre has undergone considerable expansion and regeneration in recent years, notably around Victoria Square.

Packed with centuries of history, dazzling architecture and famous points of interest, Portsmouth is the perfect place to discover by foot or on a coach with one of our expert guides from Portsmouth Tourism Guiding Service.

Throughout the year we have a packed programme of guided walks and talks covering everything from Portsmouth's involvement in the D-Day landings to public art in the city.

Don't miss our spook-tacular evening ghost walks uncovering the dark side of Portsmouth's history that run throughout the summer and autumn.

Things to Do in Portsmouth

When planning your trip to Portsmouth why not stay for a few extra days and make the most of what the city has to offer?

For ideas on things to do in Portsmouth, tripadvisor is a great place to start for visitor recommendations:

Tripadvisor Top Things to do in Portsmouth

Alternatively, have a look at the Visit Portsmouth 2015 Visitor Guide:

Visit Portsmouth 2015 Visitor Guide

5. Registration

  5.1  Symposium Fees

The registration fee for the 2015 Doctoral Symposium is £100.

  5.2  How to Register

Join the Mailing List Registration Opens
Midday 4th March 2015

If you are not a current member of BAM you will need to join before being able to register for the Symposium.

Please note: All students are required to send in a letter from their institution to confirm their student status for the upcoming academic year. This applies to both new and renewing members. Please do this well in advance of the 4th of March (but after you have paid for your membership) to avoid any problems. Scanned copies of student IDs will not be accepted.

If you are not a BAM member please click here to see all the membership benefits and for information on how to join.

Booking for the Symposium will open at 12pm Midday (GMT) on Wednesday 4th March 2015.

  5.3  Cancellation Policy

Should you wish to cancel your place, you will receive a full refund if your cancellation is made at least 4 weeks prior to the event date. Four weeks prior to the event date, full payment will be required. BAM reserves the right to cancel any of the events if there are not enough people to justify running the workshops.

7th September 2015   to   11:00 PM
University of Portsmouth
Dennis Sciama Building
Burnaby Road
Portsmouth
PO1 3FX
United Kingdom
BAM2015 Doctoral Symposium Fee £ 100.00
Event Information
Product Code 40437
Event Provider British Academy of Management
Date / Time 7th September 2015
Venue See Above
Event Type Symposia
Target Audience Doctoral Students
Price £100 for BAM Members (only)
Booking Deadline 29 May 2015
Link to Booking Form
Contact For more information on this event please contact Oana Mihut on +44(0)2073837770, or at omihut@bam.ac.uk.
Delegate List Available? Yes

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