BAM is pleased to announce that the 31st Annual Conference will be hosted by Warwick Business School from the 5th - 7th September 2017.
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Key Dates and Deadlines
Upcoming Dates and Deadlines
- JAN 16: Paper submission opens
- FEB 28: Paper submissions close
- MAR 6: Online registration for conference opens
- APR 28: PDW submissions close
- JUNE 5: Deadline for paper presenters to register
JUNE 30: Deadline to upload revised accepted FULL/DEVELOPMENTAL papers (PLEASE NOTE: revised papers will be uploaded onto online conference proceedings)
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1. About the BAM Conference
1.1 About the BAM2017 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 BAM2016 Conference hosted by Newcastle University which saw over 900 international delegates participating in three days of stimulating and thoughtful discussion, debate and reflection in the City of Newcastle!
We welcome the Management Community to join us at in Coventry in September 2017 to discuss your research in a friendly, vibrant & supportive environment.
1.2 Conference Theme
Re-connecting management research with the disciplines: Shaping the research agenda for the social sciences.In the 30 years since the establishment of BAM, the field of management has become more mature, however, the social sciences in general are much more mature, and as such may be deemed to have a first mover advantage. For example, economics, psychology, social anthropology and sociology were recognized as distinct social sciences and established key publications and academic journals to disseminate their research in the 19th century. By comparison, management as an academic discipline was not recognized until the 20th century, well after these other disciplines. Furthermore, the social sciences also have a longer history of producing PhDs - some of whom became the founding scholars of the management community. This may have a number of effects, including the fact that many management scholars today have PhDs in non-management disciplines. The process of research training (in social science departments) institutionalizes the student into the core discipline (or field) that may have enduring effects. A second major factor that is perhaps limiting the ability of management to influence the related social sciences may be perceptions of its nature as ‘applied’ or bounded to a greater extent than others. We might expect to find that management imports theory from related social sciences, empirically tests the theory, and then exports the results back to the social sciences (and to practitioners), leading to export through applied journals (such as Journal of Applied Psychology). Any major developments in theory, however, would be expected to be most often developed in the social sciences, because developing theories that have general application is a primary element of their activity. On the other hand, management scholars who develop theory would be focused on business applications, which may result in theory that is not of general interest to the social sciences and, hence, less likely to be exported. If management is inherently applied, we might draw parallels with the relationship between management and the related social sciences and the relationship between medicine and the natural sciences. John Kay has argued the following: "In the last fifty years, the application of scientific method to medical subjects, and the development and adoption of knowledge gained in physics, chemistry and biology, has transformed their (doctors') effectiveness. (However) Medicine remains a practical subject." Therefore, it may be a perfectly natural state of affairs that management imports from the core social sciences, much the same way as medicine has done from physics, chemistry, and biology. However, some business schools are bucking the trend, and are moving into being at the forefront of debates by re-connecting with the social sciences. Alternatives to the ‘pure’ and ‘applied’ metaphor of research include questioning whether the social science of any field (e.g. religion, social movements, politics, law, science etc.) are any more or less applied than any other, questioning whether there is any such thing as ‘applied’ research and the adoption of other epistemologies and methodologies which disrupt such frameworks of thought.
These issues will be explored at the Conference, fittingly to be hosted by Warwick Business School, where the first BAM Conference was held 30 years ago.
1.3 Who Should Attend
BAM welcomes all management academics/practitioners of all career stages, research interests and nationalities to join us in Coventry. 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 BAM2017 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 BAM2017 Conference on Wednesday 6th September 2017 at Coventry Cathedral, Coventry.
1.6 BAM2016 Testimonials
“An inspiring conference with a vast range of opportunities to engage with current research. I encourage my doctoral students to present their work for the first time at developmental sessions and two have won BAM awards. A great introduction to the academic world”
“BAM is one of the most leading and prestigious management conferences in the world. All business and management academics will find BAM extremely useful not only for their learning and research but for adding value to their CV and careers. I highly recommend BAM to all academics and practitioners and say that it is one conference absolutely worth going to. One of the best conferences I have ever attended”
“I have been a regular delegate at BAM conferences for many years and while the quality and inclusivity of this quintessentially British Conference, which always manages to combine unprentious administrative efficiency with genuine warmth, was there as usual, I particularly enjoyed this year’s conference at Newcastle University. Thank you again to the BAM staff who made this good experience possible year in, year out. Congratulations on another ‘virtuoso’ performance!”
Prof David Coldwell, University of the Witwaterstrand, South Africa
“I think choosing BAM as a first time conference experience was a great decision, and I would probably advise my fellow peers to do the same. The friendly environment provides a safe place to showcase your research and receive feedback from leading academics in a constructive manner. It was truly a positive experience and great opportunity for self-growth”
1.7 Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunities Available
The British Academy of Management would cordially like to invite you to join its 31st Annual Conference as an Exhibitor or Sponsor.
The event will be held at the Warwick Business School between the 5th-7th September and will be hosted by the Warwick Business School.
We want to welcome you to be part of this exhilarating event.
BENEFITS AVAILABLE FOR EXHIBITORS/SPONSORS AT THE BAM2017 CONFERENCE:
- To give your organisation a platform to network and engage with important decision makers in Business Schools and in associated organisations.
- Increasing awareness and engagement with your organisation amongst the business and management community.
- Brilliant networking opportunities to promote your organisation at the Conference and provides maximum visibility among the business and management research community.
- 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.
- To publicise your organisation’s products and services among key decision makers in Business Schools and in associated organisations
- To deliver maximum visibility for your organisation and to provide a solid foundation on which to build relationships with skilled researchers.
- 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 2017 Conference.
For more information on the exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the BAM2017 Conference or for any other enquiries, please contact Lewis Johnson - email@example.com
1.8 Fees and Registration Procedure
Booking for the conference will open at 9:00am on Monday 6th March.
The 2017 conference fees will remain at the 2012 prices:
- £385 - Ordinary Members
- £245 - Student Members
- £56 - Optional Conference Gala Dinner Ticket (Wednesday 6th September)
If you are not a current member of BAM you will need to join before being able to register for the conference.
2. Submitting a Paper
2.1 BAM2017 Tracks
For BAM2017, there will be 26 tracks to which authors can submit papers. Please be aware that each paper can be submitted to one track only.
The BAM2017 Tracks:
- Open Track
- Corporate Governance
- Critical Management Studies
- Cultural and Creative Industries
- E-Business and E-Government
- Gender in Management
- Human Resource Management
- 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 as Practice
- Sustainable and Responsible Business
2.2 Paper Submission Requirements and Links
3. Doctoral Students
3.1 Doctoral Symposium
In addition to the conference, BAM will also hold a Doctoral Symposium on Monday 4th September at Warwick Business School.
- High quality development workshops
- Impartial expert tailored advice on your research
- Network with peers and senior academics
4. Planning Your Attendance
4.1 Provisional Programme
Below is the provisional programme for the BAM2017 Conference:
Tuesday 5th September:
8.00 - 9.00 New Members Welcome Reception9.00 - 11.00 PDW - 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 6th 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 Coventry Cathedral
20:00-23:00 Conference Gala Dinner Coventry Cathedral
Thursday 7th 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 Car Parking Facilities
University of Warwick
|BAM2017 Conference Delegate Fee|
|BAM2017 Conference Student Member Fee||£ 245.00|
|BAM2017 Conference Ordinary Member Fee||£ 385.00|