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BAM2017 Doctoral Symposium


 
Register Now For The Doctoral Symposium
 
 

1. Key Event Information

1.1  About the Event

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

 

The BAM2017 Doctoral Symposium will be held at the Warwick Business School, University of Warwick on the 4th September 2017.

 

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.

  1.2  Key Dates

  • Registration Opening: 6th March 2017

     
  • Submission Dates: 1st May 2017- 5th June 2017

  1.3  Who Should Attend?

We welcome all business and management students from all sub-disciplines to join us in Warwick to attend workshops, plenaries, 1-on-1 Research Conversations and Student Paper Presentations.

  1.4  Why Submitting? 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 gain constructive feedback.

  1.5  Benefits of Attendance



 

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

  1.6  Doctoral Symposium Testimonials

     

I can't imagine a better way to kick off the school year. Completely re-energizing. The quality of feedback on my own project was second to none. Ryan Armstrong, University of Barcelona
 
Overall, I found the BAM2016 Doctoral Symposium to be most useful to me as a 3rd Year PT PhD student. I met many other students and we offered support to each other - this is a great networking opportunity. The Sessions I attended were interesting and useful to me and the Presenters were informative and low key which made us all feel comfortable in interacting. I'm looking forward to BAM2017. Karen Bright, PT PhD, York St John University
 
I thoroughly enjoyed the BAM2016 Doctoral Symposium, it was a great opportunity to meet other PhD students and academic and discuss our research areas. The workshops throughout the day were presented by enthusiastic academics which really inspired my research and I felt that I left the workshop with a clearer focus and useful knowledge for my study. During the day I also took part in the research conversation, I gained useful feedback and overall I felt that the session was very useful. As a first year PhD student it was my first time at a BAM Doctoral Symposium, I highly encourage first year PhD students to attend as it gives you the motivation and inspiration for your study and you get to make lots of new connections. I look forward to attending the next BAM Doctoral Symposium at Warwick University. Anonymous
 
The symposium was an amazing platform for learning and networking. The experience for me was quite invaluable and built further on the knowledge I had already accrued. I had the pleasure of meeting and discussing research methodologies with inspiring and well-known academics. I would definitely recommend the Doctoral Symposium to all researchers. Philip Chilmon, University of Huddersfield
 
 As a first year part-time PhD student being able to attend the Doctoral Symposium has been really helpful and actually reassuring. Helpful in terms of the practical advice I gained from the sessions I attended and reassuring in so much as you can talk to other students and realise you are not alone in some of the challenges you face and things you worry about. Anonymous
 
It was a very exciting experience.. You have a chance to meet different people with different research ideas.. You get to see your similarity in your differences.. It is good for networking among. Anonymous
 
My first BAM experience was very positive. This is a great learning opportunity, the event was extremely well organised and our time was respected as evidenced by the quality of speakers and content of material available to us. Anonymous
 
It was a great pleasure to be a part of the BAM2016 Doctoral Symposium. I would say it was an extraordinary symposium given that important topics and issues that bother on our PhD journeys were professionally handled in a suitable and beautiful environment. The knowledge that I gained during the symposium is unequaled. I enjoyed every session that I attended and was particularly intrigued by the quality of speakers and the papers that they presented. The preparing for Viva gave some particularly insightful information that I am definitely going to apply for my viva. I met very wonderful people who I believe will be my friends for life. I will not forget to mention the good food that was also served. Thanks guys for hosting such a successful and educative Doctoral Symposium. You are the best. Eunice Oluwakemi Chukwuma-Nwuba. The University of Northampton
 
A highly valuaable event, offering academic sustenace and a true chance to network with such a diverse group of people and interests. Anonymous
 
BAM conference is an enriching experience for early career researchers. Savita Verma, University of Leeds
 
I am extremely happy that I chose BAM as my first conference. The support, guidance, feedback on my work and networking opportunity was excellent. But most importantly it provided a nurturing and constructive environment to share research. Natasha Rose, University of Bath
 
The symposium is an excellent opportunity to expand your understanding of a wide range of issues related to doctoral research (and research in general) in a friendly, welcoming setting. Sessions are varied and practical and there are plenty of opportunities to get to know students from different institutions. Anonymous
 
I found the workshops to be stimulating, lively and thought provoking. Melissa Dennison The University of Bradford 
 
A great environment and opportunity for PhD students to expand their academic understandings. Enis Elezi, University of Bolton
 

  1.7  Programme

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2. Student Support

  2.1  Discounted Conference Places

BAM offers 30 discounted (50% off the Student Registration Fee) places to attend the BAM2017 Conference. 

Both full-time and part-time students are eligible to apply for the Discounted Conference Places - that translate into a reimbursement of half the Student Registration Fee (£122.50), after attending the Symposium. 

Please note: It is a requirement that students attend the Symposium to receive reimbursement of half the Registration Fee (50% off the Student Registration Fee of £245).

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

BAM will be providing 30 full bursaries and 30 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 30 bursaries of £180, covering the Doctoral Symposium registration fee of £100 and £80 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).

 

30 Half Bursaries

BAM will offer 30 bursaries of £100, covering the Doctoral Symposium registration fee of £100.

This will be automatically reimbursed after the event, within one months' time. It is a requirement that students attend the event to receive reimbursement.

 

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 2017 bursaries were allocated in the first 20 minutes of registration opening, so book early to avoid disappointment. This year the registration will open at 12pm Midday UK time on Monday 6th March 2017.

 

Membership

Please be aware that you must be an active member of BAM to register for student support such as the Discounted Conference Places or Student Bursaries.

If you are planning to apply, please ensure that you have up-to-date membership at least 2 weeks in advance of registration opening (March 6th, 2017). 

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Waiting list

If you are not in the first 90 students to apply for a bursary or discounted conference places, you will be placed on the waiting list in case of cancellations or no-shows.

3. Paper Submission

  3.1  What to submit? 

Whilst it is not a requirement to take part in the interactive sessions, to make the most out of the event       it is highly recommended 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 welcomed to do so if they wish.  

SUBMISSION DATES: 1st May 2017 - 5th June 2017

Please Note:

  • This is a separate submission process, different from that of the main conference 
  • Papers presented at the Doctoral Symposium will not be subject to review and will not be published in the proceedings.
  • All registered authors for Doctoral Symposium who submit their paper/poster/research conversations will be guaranteed a slot to present at the symposium.
  • If students have had a paper accepted at the conference, it is not expected that they submit it also 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 Ph.D. students will be chaired by an 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 keywords 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 (or anticipated method, if not decided yet)
  • 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 the same version 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 Ph.D. 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. 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 keywords 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 analysis and findings 
  • any preliminary 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 Ph.D., 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.

Best two posters will be awarded at the end of the day, once they have been assessed throughout the day by a judging committee.

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 the Doctoral Symposium runs from: 1st May to 5th June 

Submissions for the Poster Presentations runs from 1st May to 5th June 2016.

IMPORTANT: Only registered students for Doctoral Symposium will be guaranteed a slot to present their submitted work.

When submitting, 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 email you are attaching your paper to.

EMAIL YOUR COMPLETED PAPER/ POSTER TO OANA MIHUT BY 5TH JUNE 2017 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 Ph.D. supervisor for advice.

 

 

4. Travel, accommodation & tourism

 
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5. Registration

  5.1  Symposium Fees

The registration fee for the 2017 Doctoral Symposium is £100.

  5.2  How to Register

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 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 7th 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.

  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.

 

 

4th September 2017   to   7:15 PM
arwick Business School University of Warwick
Coventry
CV4 7AL
United Kingdom
BAM2017 Doctoral Symposium Fee £ 100.00
Event Information
Event Provider British Academy of Management
Date / Time 4th September 2017
Venue Warwick Business School ,University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL
Event Type Symposia
Target Audience
Price £100
Booking Deadline 3rd July 2017
Link to Booking Form https://www.bam.ac.uk/civicrm/event/register?id=3182
Contact For more information on this event please contact the BAM Office on +44(0)2073837770, or at omihut@bam.ac.uk.
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