BAM2017 Conference

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.

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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.


  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 2017 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 BAM2017 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 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.

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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.

More Information on BAM2017 Tracks

The BAM2017 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 BAM2017 Conference will open on Monday 16th January 2017. Before submitting your paper please ensure that you have read the instructions below. The deadline for submissions is 11:59pm (GMT) on the 28th 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 BAM2017

  3. Please be aware that you can only submit a maximum of THREE papers to the BAM2017 Conference.

    Paper Submission for the BAM2017 Conference will open on Monday 16th January. Before submitting your paper please ensure that you have read the instructions below. The deadline for submissions is 11:59pm (GMT) on the 28th 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 4th September at Warwick Business School.

Main Features

  • High quality development workshops
  • Impartial expert tailored advice on your research
  • Network with peers and senior academics

More information on the Doctoral Symposium

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

The University of Warwick has kindly provided parking permits for those who will be driving to and from the campus.

Anyone driving to the event can register their vehicle and print off their parking permit which should be displayed in their windscreen at all times whilst on campus.

Please download the link below to access the parking permit.


  4.3  Childcare Facilities

The University of Warwick has kindly provided a childcare facility for the conference on the provision that 4+ children are able to attend.

The University of Warwick childcare facilities have agreed a rate of £39 per child which includes the morning/afternoon snacks and a two course lunch, as it may be difficult for parents to provide a packed lunch if they are staying on campus. They can cater for dietary needs such as vegetarian, dairy free etc. but not a choice of meals.

If you require childcare facilities for the conference then please complete the booking form and send to Ainsley Briscoe - by the 21st July.



  4.4 Travelling To The University

Regional Airports

The University of Warwick is easily accessed from all major airports in the UK. There are two regional airports and the campus can also be reached by public transport from all the major London airports (see below).

  • Birmingham: To get to the University from Birmingham airport, either
    • take the train to Coventry (£3.50 return, 10 minutes) and then local bus (approximately £1.80 single, 25 minutes; exact fare must be paid to the driver) or taxi (about £10, 15 minutes) to the University of Warwick
    • take a taxi from the airport to the University of Warwick (possibly slightly quicker, but expensive - about £30 for the half-hour ride).
  • East Midlands (near Nottingham) has some international flights, and has an (infrequent) National Express service to Coventry.

London Airports

Coventry can also be reached by train from all the London airports listed above. For more information see the National Rail website.

Note that the University is not in the town of Warwick (which is about 8 miles away), and it is not the same as Coventry University (which is a different university, located in the centre of Coventry). This is important when telling taxi drivers where you want to be.

If you're coming by rail or bus (e.g., National Express or Megabus), you should come to Coventry.

Travel directions to the University of Warwick from Coventry and other directions locally can be found here.

  4.5. Accommodation   

The University of Warwick has kindly provided a link for delegates to book accommodation on campus.

To book your accommodation, please click on the following link -


5th September 2017   to   7th September 2017
Warwick Business School
University of Warwick
United Kingdom
BAM2017 Conference Delegate Fee
BAM2017 Conference Student Member Fee £ 245.00
BAM2017 Conference Ordinary Member Fee £ 385.00
Event Information
Product Code 415101
Event Provider BAM
Date / Time 5th September 8am
Venue University of Warwick
Event Type Conference
Target Audience All Levels
Price £245 Student Members; £385 Ordinary Members
Booking Deadline
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? Yes
Conference Information
Call for papers deadline
Conference Name BAM2017
Conference Proceedings Yes

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