BAM2016 Conference

BAM is pleased to announce that the 30th Annual Conference will be hosted by Newcastle University from the 6th - 8th September 2016.

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Key Dates and Deadlines   

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

  • JAN 15: Paper submission opens
  • FEB 29:  Paper submissions close
  • MAR 03: Online registration for conference opens
  • APR 29: PDW submissions close
  • JUN 03: Deadline for paper presenters to register
  • JUN 30: Deadline to upload revised accepted FULL/DEVELOPMENTAL papers (PLEASE NOTE: revised papers will be uploaded onto online conference proceedings)

*Please note that if you have submitted a PDW and it has been accepted, then you are required to register by the 30th June.

1. About the BAM Conference

1.1  About the BAM2016 Conference

The British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference is one of the largest and most prestigious international events for business and management scholars. Attracting world class researchers from over 50 countries worldwide, the conference provides a friendly, supportive environment to receive feedback, share ideas and find inspiration.

Following the success of the BAM2015 Conference hosted by the University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth Business School, which saw over 800 international delegates participating in three days of stimulating and thoughtful discussion, debate and reflection in the City of Portsmouth!

We welcome the Management Community to join us in Newcastle in September 2016 to discuss your research in a friendly, vibrant & supportive environment.

1.2  Conference Theme

Thriving in Turbulent Times

Contemporary organizations face significant challenges including, government debt and faltering economic growth, environmental degradation and climate change, poverty and social inequality, geopolitical instability, extended life expectancy and health, social media and the digital economy and the proliferation of big data. These problems tend to be intractable and elusive because they are influenced by many dynamic, complex and interconnected social, political, economic and technological factors. For many people, the failure to provide convincing responses to these challenges has exacerbated their sense of powerlessness, which in turn threatens to undermine politics, the authority of government and the legitimacy of our institutions.

Consistent with these challenges, much discussion is taking place in management and organisation studies regarding how best to cope with and respond to these large, unresolved societal problems and thrive the turbulent times we live in. Just as the old certainties and big assumptions about the world order that have governed our thinking no longer seem valid, it has become clear that many of our old models and theories were formed to deal with a very different set of circumstances and are therefore of questionable relevance to the contemporary work environment. We need new ideas, models and epistemologies consistent with connective, unpredictable, distributed, dynamic contexts. Such work needs to be undertaken from multiple perspectives and practices of different research disciplines.

Newcastle University is the ideal host for a debate on the role that academic research could play, not just in making sense of the above challenges, but also in terms of informing future practice. The Business School is a key part of the Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal, one of three institutes established to address Newcastle’s chosen societal challenges – ageing, sustainability and social renewal. The Institute seeks to bring together research with a social purpose to make a difference by asking how individuals and communities can thrive in times of rapid transformational change.

BAM2016 can harness the knowledge and expertise of the broad academic community in debating these issues, aspiring to make a difference to organisations and stakeholders across the UK and beyond.

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1.3  Who Should Attend

BAM welcomes all management academics/practitioners of all career stages, research interests and nationalities to join us in Newcastle. Authors can present their work in a friendly & supportive environment and gain valuable feedback on their papers from fellow peers and more senior academics.

All delegates can attend the interactive workshops and the keynote plenaries and be up to date with the latest developments and leading edge thinking, research and information in their specific research disciplines.

1.4  Benefits of Attendance

  • Raise your profile through networking and engagement with researchers at all career stages
  • Showcase your research and further develop research ideas through discussion and feedback from experienced colleagues
  • Training and Development opportunities at the Professional Development Workshop (PDW) sessions
  • Connect with researchers and explore opportunities within and beyond your areas of specific research interest through the Special Interest Groups and a variety of other events

1.5  Gala Dinner

The BAM2016 Gala Dinner plays a dynamic role in the social programme for the delegates. Join over 400 delegates expected to attend the largest social evening of the BAM2016 Conference on Wednesday 07th September 2016 at the Civic Centre, Newcastle.


1.6  BAM2015 Delegate Testimonials

  1. "I attended BAM for the first time in 2015 and found it incredibly friendly and engaging. I have had very high quality feedback on my work throughout the review process and at the conference; this has given me some great ideas for my research. I feel as though I have found a very nice fit with this group and look forward to future BAM conferences" - Melanie Bryant, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

  2. "BAM is certainly one of the best conferences carried out in Europe, and possibly all over the world. Papers, sessions, organization and possibilities to network with other researchers is expectional. Overall, a must see and must-participate for everyone in management" - Tomasz Ingram, University of Ecomonics in Katowice, Poland

  3. " I find the BAM conference a stimulating if not tiring event which offers the opportunity to integrate with similarly minded people. It offers the opportunity to socially and intellectually mix with a range of academics and in some cases practitioners within specialist fields. The diversity of the work is presented is inspirational" - Lesley Mearns, Sunderland Business School.

  4. "The BAM conference was a refreshing experience and left me inspired and motivated. It was the first time I attended the BAM conference and I am glad I did - I was almost disappointed when it was over! I look forward to more BAM events and conferences" - Gaurish Chawla, Durham University.

1.7  Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

The British Academy of Management would cordially like to invite you to join its 30th Annual Conference as an Exhibitor or Sponsor.

The event will be held at the Newcastle University between the 6-8th September and will be hosted by the Newcastle University Business School.

We want to welcome you to be part of this exhilarating event.


  1.  To give your organisation a platform to network and engage with important decision makers in Business Schools and in associated organisations.
  2. Increasing awareness and engagement with your organisation amongst the business and management community.
  3. Brilliant networking opportunities to promote your organisation at the Conference and provides maximum visibility among the business and management research community.
  4. Connecting your organisation to high-quality research at the BAM Conference and to provide a strong foundation on which to build relationships with skilled researchers.
  5. To publicise your organisation’s products and services among key decision makers in Business Schools and in associated organisations
  6. To deliver maximum visibility for your organisation and to provide a solid foundation on which to build relationships with skilled researchers.
  7. Engage with delegates in a friendly, supportive and intellectual manner.


The benefits and opportunities have been intended to promote your organisation heavily at the BAM 2016 Conference.

To find out about opportunities to exhibit or sponsor at the conference, please click here

For more information on the exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the BAM2016 Conference or for any other enquiries, please contact Lewis Johnson -

1.8  Fees and Registration Procedure

Booking for the conference will open at 9:00am on the Thursday 3rd March 2016.

The 2016 conference fees will remain at the 2012 prices:

  • £385 - Ordinary Members
  • £245 - Student Members
  • £56 - Optional Conference Gala Dinner Ticket (Wednesday 7th September)

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

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1.9  Mailing List

To receive conference updates or to sign up to other BAM communications such as our monthly newsletter and events bulletins please go to:

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2. Submitting a Paper

  2.1  BAM2016 Tracks

For BAM2016, there will be 26 tracks to which authors can submit papers. Please be aware that each paper can be submitted to one track only.

More Information on BAM2016 Tracks

The BAM2016 Tracks:

  • Open Track
  • Corporate Governance
  • Critical Management Studies
  • Cultural and Creative Industries
  • E-Business and E-Government
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Gender in Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Identity
  • Innovation
  • Inter-Organizational Collaboration: Partnerships, Alliances and Networks
  • International Business
  • Knowledge and Learning
  • Leadership and Leadership Development
  • Management and Business History
  • Marketing and Retail
  • Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Organizational Studies
  • Organizational Transformation, Change and Development
  • Performance Management
  • Public Management and Governance
  • Research Methodology
  • Strategy
  • Strategy as Practice
  • Sustainable and Responsible Business

  2.2  Paper Submission Requirements and Links

Paper Submission for the BAM2016 Conference will open on Friday 15th January. Before submitting your paper please ensure that you have read the instructions below. The deadline for submissions is 11:59pm (GMT) on the 29th February. We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Information Before You Submit

  1. Before submitting a paper, please ensure that you have read all of the
    Paper Submission Requirements

  2. You can submit a paper to ONE Track only. To choose which Track to submit your paper, please find out more about the 26 tracks available at BAM2016

  3. Please be aware that you can only submit a maximum of THREE papers to the BAM2016 Conference.

    Paper Submission for the BAM2016 Conference will open on Friday 15th January. Before submitting your paper please ensure that you have read the instructions below. The deadline for submissions is 11:59pm (GMT) on the 29th February. We look forward to receiving your submissions!

3. Doctoral Students

  3.1  Doctoral Symposium

In addition to the conference, BAM will also hold a Doctoral Symposium on Monday 5th September at Newcastle University.

Main Features

  • 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 BAM2016 Conference place
  • BAM will offer 30 full and 50 half bursaries for UK based students to attend

More information on the Doctoral Symposium

4. Planning Your Attendance

  4.1  Programme

Tuesday 06th September

8:00-9:30 New Member's Welcome Reception

9:30-11:00 PDWs - session 1

9:30-11:00 - BAM Fellows Session

11:00-(11:15) 11:30 Tea/coffee break

(11:15) 11:30 -13:00 Opening Plenary Session

13:00-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-15:30 PDWs - session 2

15:30-16:00 Tea/coffee break

16:00-17:30 Meet the Editors session

16:00-17:30 SIG/Track workshops and symposia/ CONFERENCE SESSION 1

17:30-17:45 Short break

17:45-18:45 SIG AGMs

18:45 onwards  Informal SIG Gatherings (up to the SIG chair/s and committee members)


Wednesday 07th September

08:00-18:00 Conference Registration Open

09:00-10:30 CONFERENCE SESSION 2 – paper presentations

10:30-11:00 Refreshment Break

11:00-12:30 CONFERENCE SESSION 3  - paper presentations

12:30-14:00 Lunch Available

12:30-14:00 Coffee/Tea Available

14:00-15:30 CONFERENCE SESSION 4 – paper presentations

15:30-16:00 Refreshment Break

16:00-17:30 CONFERENCE SESSION 5 – paper presentations


Evening – Tickets only

19:00-20.00 Conference Dinner Reception Drinks Civic Centre

20:00-23:00 Conference Gala Dinner Civic Centre


Thursday 08th September

08:00-09:00 Conference Registration Open

09:00-10:30 CONFERENCE SESSION 6 – paper presentations

10:30-11:00 Refreshment Break

11:00-12:30 CONFERENCE SESSION 7 – paper presentations

12:30-14:00 Lunch Available

13:00-14:00 BAM Annual General Meeting

14:00-15:30 CONFERENCE SESSION 8 – paper presentations

  4.2  Newcastle University

Location and Map:

Excellent road, rail, sea and air links mean you can get into Newcastle city centre with ease. Plus great public transport links make it easy to get around whilst you are here.

Newcastle University can trace its origins to 1834 and over the years has evolved and transformed into one of the top civic universities in the country. The primary feature of a civic university is its sense of purpose – an understanding of not just what it is good at, but what it is good for.

From the beginning the University has always focused on academic excellence and the impact of academic work, which is still at the core of everything it does today.
The University campus covers a 50 acre site and recent significant investment has seen the site rejuvenated to be a lively welcoming area with sustainability at its core.
Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest schools in Newcastle University, and as a triple accreditation holder is in the top 1% of the world’s Business Schools. With its vision to be an internationally recognised business school by being regionally rooted, nationally influential and globally respected, the school is increasing it’s influence across the world, through international partnerships with reputed schools and increasing alumni.
Newcastle has twice been voted the best university-city in the UK. It is renowned for its architectural beauty, cultural scene, lively nightlife, as well as its friendliness. Surrounded by some of the UK’s most unspoilt countryside and coastline, Newcastle also offers excellent value for money.

  4.3  Accommodation

NewcastleGatehead Convention Bureau Official Accommodation Provider

Newcastle has a variety of types of accommodation to suit every requirement and budget. NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau have worked closely with local hostels and hotels to secure a range of accommodation options at the very best competitive prices. They have set up a special BAM accommodation page where you can book your stay in the heart of the city for as little as £20 a night and with flexible cancellation terms.

Accommodation ranges from simple (mixed) hostel dorm room, through to four star guest rooms. There is detailed description with each accommodation option to help make your right choice. The special discount rates are only available if you make a reservation through this website using the button below. Official Accommodation Provider - Book Now!

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Please note that the accommodation needs to be booked separately from the Conference.

Newcastle University Campus Accomodation

Newcastle University has kindly provided a convenient facility for BAM delegates to book from a selection of accommodation for the Conference online.

Please be aware that the University has a limited amount of reasonably priced newly refurbished accommodation on site close to the conference venue.

View Newcastle University Accomodation

Comparison Websites

By using comparison websites such as delegates may find better deals on hotels, or alternative options nearer the venues.

Choosing Accommodation

We recommend that delegates visit the hotel official websites for the hotels that they plan to book to ensure that it has the required facilities (such as breakfast / Wi-Fi etc.). For reviews of local hotels we would recommend that you use

When to arrive / leave


  4.4  Tourist Information

Newcastle has a long and proud industrial past from locomotive and ship building, to electric innovation and coal mining it is a centre of commercial enterprise. Rising from post war industrial decline, the city and surrounding areas have undergone a programme of significant regeneration. Everything from buildings and bridges, to transport infrastructure and the arts, the city has been regenerated and is now a vibrant hub for business, sport, tourism and culture.

To find out more about the city please use the links below:

There is so much going on in the North East why not extend your stay check out things to do:

If you are travelling to Newcastle via train, you can access the links below to find our more information on train prices.

6th September 2016 through 8th September 2016
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
BAM2016 Conference Delegate Fee
BAM2016 Conference Student Member Fee £ 245.00
BAM2016 Conference Ordinary Member Fee £ 385.00
Event Information
Product Code 415001
Event Provider BAM
Date / Time 6-8 September 2016
Venue Newcastle University
Event Type Conference
Target Audience All Levels
Price See above
Booking Deadline 6 September 2016
Link to Booking Form
Contact For more information on this event please contact the BAM Office on +44(0)2073837770, or at
Delegate List Available? No
Conference Information
Call for papers deadline 29 February 2016
Conference Name BAM2016
Conference Proceedings Yes

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