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BAM2018 Conference

BAM is pleased to announce that the 32nd Annual Conference will be hosted by Bristol Business School, University of the West of England from the 4th - 6th September 2018

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Key Dates and Deadlines   

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

  • TBC: Paper submission opens
  • TBC:  Paper submissions close
  • TBC: Online registration for conference opens
  • TBC: PDW submissions close
  • TBC: Deadline for paper presenters to register
  • TBC: 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 BAM2018 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 BAM2017 Conference hosted by Nthe University of Warwick which saw over 900 international delegates participating in three days of stimulating and thoughtful discussion, debate and reflection in the City of Coventry!

We welcome the Management Community to join us at in Bristol in September 2018 to discuss your research in a friendly, vibrant & supportive environment.

1.2  Conference Theme

Driving productivity in uncertain and challenging times

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The operating environment for organisations in the public, private and third sectors is changing rapidly. Political, social and economic change and disruptive events such as Brexit have brought about complexity, uncertainty as well as opportunity. This has given rise to a need for new ways of learning, working and competing effectively, and highlights the new challenges for management research and management practice. Undoubtedly, one catalyst for enabling effective change to happen is an entrepreneurial mind-set, where the emphasis is on identifying opportunities and subsequently leveraging them. Another accelerator is academic-stakeholder engagement where business schools use their applied research to drive productivity by engaging businesses, communities and government.

Management and business schools are at the cutting edge of creativity and innovation – aspects that are essential for enhanced productivity in all sectors as big data, business analytics, technology, social media and augmented reality are added to the traditional underpinning areas such as leadership, marketing, human resources management, operations management, and strategic management.  Changing work patterns coupled with the many ‘Grand Challenges’ facing the economy and society mean that business schools play a vital role in enabling stakeholders to identify and leverage the emerging new opportunities with a twin focus on productivity and ethical practice.

Bristol is a creative hub and a city of ideas. The past drivers of productivity – engineering and shipping/trade – have given way to the creative and knowledge economies, as well as the development and delivery of ideas that enhance productivity. It is therefore an appropriate location to explore these issues.

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



1.6 BAM2017 Testimonials


1.7 Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunities Available


1.8 Fees and Registration Procedure



4th September 2018   to   6th September 2018
University of the West of England
BS16 1QY
United Kingdom
Bristol, City of
Event Information
Event Provider BAM
Date / Time 4th - 6th September 2018
Venue University of the West of England
Event Type Conference
Target Audience
Price £245 Student Members; £385 Ordinary Members
Booking Deadline 25th August 2017
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

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